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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.

Find inspiration with our jewellery making kits...

Click on any of our projects below to take you to step by step instructions and all the supplies you need

Blue Lace Agate Bead Ring

Sodalite & Mother Of Pearl Necklace

Tiger's Eye & Dragonfly Earrings

Blush Pink Pearl Earstuds

Piña Colada Charm Bracelet

Faceted Chalcedony Earstuds

What Glue To Use With 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.

Shop Half Drilled Bead Settings

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.

Earstud Settings

These sterling silver 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.

Bail For Half Drilled Beads

This sterling silver bail has a 3mm cap, perfect for transforming beads (size 5-6mm) and pearls into pretty pendants. Simple dab the glue onto the cap and secure your chosen bead then hang from a chain.

Customer Inspiration

Take a look at some of these stunning customer designs using half drilled beads!

Erika Lipeikyte has made these gorgeous textured heart earrings, with teardrop pearls and swiss blue topaz stones.

Katarzyna Przychodzka shares with us these elegant carnelian golden earrings.

Louise Banks used a half drilled freshwater pearl in this water cast cup ring - an absolute stunner!