Top 10 Inspiration Projects

It’s that time again for our final week of 2018 product and project countdowns! These past weeks we have covered all of Fusion Beaders’ favorites, including your top 10 beading essentials for a well-stocked craft room, plus popular charms, mixes, and tools to get your projects going. With all of our supplies ready to go, let’s take a look at the top 10 projects that inspired your designs from ultra-popular crochet to earrings perfect for everyday wear. Follow along and find your next technique as we walk into the New Year and fulfill those beading resolutions!

1. Sunset Crochet Bracelet

Crochet bracelets were undoubtedly one of our most popular projects of 2018 with so many new designs to take home and create! Supported by multiple video tutorials and a visual step-by-step technique page, we hoped to make starting your next project a breeze whether creating our Sunset Crochet Bracelet (with a pretty pink palette) or the Seabreeze Bracelet (with lots of lovely blues and greens).


2. Amor Earrings

You fell in love with these classic Amor Earrings featuring stylish scarlet Swarovski Crystal rounds and TierraCast charms. Designed as the perfect pairing to your Valentine’s Day ensemble, these earrings also work wonderfully for anniversaries, birthdays, and more with so many ways to wear throughout the year! Plus when you purchase select heart charms, we will donate $1 to Heifer International in an effort to help end world hunger during our Hearts for Heifer Charity Drive (ends February 14, 2019).


3. Cascading Crystal Earrings

The new Swarovski Innovations for Fall/Winter 2019 left us nothing short of amazed this year with countless designs that introduced new ways to “Be Yourself”. These drool-worthy innovations featured a number of unique pendants, pearls and stones that inspired us to create this popular Cascading Crystal Earring design plus many more that easily mix-and-match for a classic jewelry collection.


4. Vibrant Hibiscus Bracelet

With spring came bright fire polished flowers as you made this top-selling Vibrant Hibiscus bracelet. Recreate this multi-strand marvel with an assortment of glass, fire polished, and seed beads then top it off with a cute-as-a-button clasp detail that is expandable for ease of wear!


5. Color Pop Earrings

Seed beaders perfected these pretty Color Pop Earrings, using a delightful array of Duracoat rounds by Miyuki. With over 200 silver-lined and galvanized hues, we invite you to try this carefree design for fun-loving fringe that is easy to reprise or customize!


6. Flora Necklace

We were floored by this Flora Necklace by TierraCast designer Tracy Gonzales, who used pieces from their Dulce Vida Collection. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on these pretty pewter pieces and the collections that followed as soon as we saw this design. Watch the video tutorial to make your own while learning tips and tricks for a flawless necklace.


7. Gold Dust Earrings

Get inspired by these golden earrings featuring a variety of metal components and a novel take on using Swarovski sew-on stones. Find out how we combined this collection of rounded, gold-hued components for a stunning pair of earrings ready for any occasion in our free project tutorial.


8. Anniversary Party Jewelry

To celebrate our company’s 21st anniversary we designed a collection of five unique pieces using our exclusive Party Round Japanese Seed Bead Mix anniversary giveaway. These designs were created to inspire your own projects and featured fun pieces to compliment any style. However due to popular request, these example projects were made available and include complete instructions that can now be followed to make your own at home!


9. Snowflake Dream Earrings

We watched it snow jewelry this year as you created these stylish Snowflake Dream Earrings with new sterling silver charms by Nina Designs. These serene snowflakes were easy to switch with four fabulous snowflake charms to help you create your perfect pair of personalized winter earrings.


10. Golden Rudolph Earrings

Finally we saw reindeer fly around the world with our newest take on our extremely popular Rudolph Earrings. We loved seeing your exciting reindeer renditions with so many cute creations shared with us on Facebook and Instagram! We’re excited to see how you pair your deer next year with new gold-plated or classic silver antler styles to match your metal preference.


What designs did you try or customize from our Inspiration Project Gallery this year? Let us know or share your favorite pieces from this year’s collection in the comments below. Then find everything you need to try a new technique, get inspired or more with our free project instructions and video tutorials!

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