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Jewellery Making With Half Drilled Beads

Wondering what jewellery you can make using half drilled beads?

The possibilities are endless! Using half drilled beads is so easy and they are great if you're just getting started in your jewellery making journey.

All you need is some glue to attach the beads to the appropriate setting.

At Kernowcraft, we offer a large range of half drilled gemstone beads in a range of sizes to suit your design ideas - plus lots of settings you can experiment with too.

Below you'll find some of our projects to inspire you (with a handy shopping list), plus an insight into our range of jewellery settings. Find all the jewellery making supplies you need online including chain, glue, jump rings, charms and more to complete your designs.

What Glue To Use To Set Half Drilled Beads

We always get asked what the best glue is for jewellery making and we always recommend Devcon Epoxy 5 Minute Glue.

When using with half drilled beads, simply dab the glue onto the peg on your chosen setting, set your chosen bead and leave to dry.

It's fast drying, high strength and can be used on a range of materials including gemstones, metal, glass, ceramic, concrete and wood. So you can use it for a range of crafts or even around the house.

Explore Half Drilled Bead Settings With Kernowcraft

Pegs With Loops

A peg and loop is a popular way to use half drilled beads. Simply add glue to the peg and set with your favourite bead. You could then use it as a charm on a bracelet or as a simple pendant with a chain.

Ring Settings

We have so many high quality ring settings to choose from, including these rings for half drilled beads, just set with your favourite half drilled bead.

Earstud Settings

Our earstuds for half drilled beads are so easy to use! Simply glue on your favourite gemstone bead - if you're after a gift why not use their birthstone to create a personalised and sentimental design. We also have earstuds with loops so you can also hang decorative element to your design.

Half Drilled Pendant Settings

We love this beautiful sterling silver pendant settings which features 3 half drilled beads! The design is reminiscent of trees dripping with berries or coral under the sea so it looks great with bright beads or pearls nestled into the cups.

The products used in these projects 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!

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