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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Or alternatively you can purchase most of these pliers individually on our site - browse our pliers here.
The products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that stocks can vary, so do use your own judgement as to the compatibility of each item when making.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team who will be more than happy to give you advice over email or on the phone.
You can learn more and find inspiration by visiting our Jewellery Making Tutorials, Jewellery Making Kits and YouTube Channel. Don't forget to follow us on social media and tag us in your designs on Instagram & Facebook, we would love to see!