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5 Gemstone Chip Bead Project Ideas

If you love rough gemstones and crystals, you're probably a fan of gemstone chip beads!

In this post we show you 5 simple project ideas to help get those creative juices flowing...

Chip beads are so fun to use when creating unique jewellery designs, each chip bead is one of a kind which adds character and dimension to your makes.

Shop Jewellery Making Supplies With Kernowcraft

At Kernowcraft, we have a range of beautiful gemstone chip beads available including turquoise, labradorite, moonstone, lapis lazuli, peridot, apatite and green aventurine. Plus all the jewellery making supplies you need to complete your handmade designs.

These chip beads are available as a strand, so they can be used to incorporate into lots of your designs - or why not make matching jewellery sets?

Amethyst Chip Bead Earrings

These beautiful earrings are so easy to make! We've combined these amethyst chip beads with sterling silver plain round beads for an elegant and eye catching design. Click below to get the step by step instructions and all the supplies you need to make them.

Chinese Turquoise Chip Ring

How lovely is this gemstone ring? This wire wrapping technique is brilliant to use with any gemstone beads and no soldering is needed, so only a few tools are required. Click below to get the step by step instructions and all the supplies you need to make them.

Amethyst Chip Bead Hair Grips

Hair accessories are so popular right now, so we couldn't resist making these pretty amethyst hair grips with a simple wire wrap. Click below to get the step by step instructions and all the supplies you need to make them.

Chinese Turquoise Chip Bead Bracelet

This is a beautiful and modern design, using our Chinese turquoise chip beads which has a variety of lovely turquoise colours. We have used our flex-rite jewellery wire with a crimp with loop and bolt ring to secure the design. Click below to get the step by step instructions and all the supplies you need to make them.

Turquoise Chip Bead Earrings

This on trend earring design also uses simple wire wrapping techniques to create these hanging turquoise bead bars. Click below to get the step by step instructions and all the supplies you need to make them.

Pack Of Pliers & Side Cutters

The projects featured on this page using gemstone chip beads require little tools, with many needing basic wire wrapping to complete the design.

With wire work, all you need are a small selection of tools including jewellery pliers and side cutters.

Our pack of pliers & side cutters contains all the jewellery pliers you could need, all in one handy zip up case.

The pack contains:

  • Snipe nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Bent nose pliers
  • Side cutters

Or alternatively you can purchase most of these pliers individually on our site - browse our pliers here.