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Top 100 DIY Jewelry Patterns: How to Make Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings and More


Updated November 22, 2016

Gorgeous Goddess Beaded EarringsBeading and jewelry patterns have always been popular among the crafting crowd, but the past few years have seen DIY jewelry become bigger than ever. From bead bracelet patterns to recycled jewelry projects, there are all kinds of free jewelry patterns out there to help you accessorize the DIY way. There's so much out there, in fact, that it can be hard keeping track of all the blogs, sites, links, and pins. That's exactly why we've rounded up the very best DIY jewelry projects on the Web, so you can stay on top of the trends and look fabulous while remaining frugal!

These 100 free jewelry patterns represent the very best in the DIY jewelry world  as chosen by jewelry designers, crafters, and artists. Find the best free macrame patterns, chainmaille patterns, wire work tutorials, bead weaving patterns, and so much more in this amazing DIY jewelry roundup!



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Top 100 DIY Jewelry Patterns

Table of Contents:

Beginner Jewelry Projects
Macrame Bracelet Patterns
Chainmaille Jewelry Patterns
Wrap Bracelet Tutorials
Clay Jewelry Projects
Recycled Jewelry Projects
Wire Jewelry Tutorials
Bead Weaving Patterns

Easy Bead Bracelet Patterns
Bead Necklace Patterns

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Beginner Jewelry Projects

Super Easy Turquoise Bead Necklace

If you're new to the DIY jewelry scene, these super simple projects are the perfect place to start. Make some easy earrings or string up a simple necklace to get familiar with basic jewelry-making techniques. Once you've tried a few of these, you'll be ready to take on the rest of our Top 100 DIY Jewelry Patterns!

  1. Super Easy Turquoise Bead Necklace
  2. Pretty Bead and Chain Tassel Earrings
  3. Crystal Dewdrop Earrings
  4. Rainbow Royalty Statement Necklace
  5. Chain and Seed Bead Summer Necklace
  6. Modern Pearl Necklace and Earring Set
  7. Simple Needle Felted Earrings
  8. Watermelon Gelato Earrings and Ring
  9. Three Quick and Easy Earring Patterns

Macrame Bracelet Patterns

Arm Candy Square Knot Beaded Macrame Bracelets

Everybody loves an easy breezy macrame bracelet patterns! These are some of our very best macrame bracelet patterns, perfect for summertime, or anytime! Macrame bracelets are also great for beginners because they don't require any tools and only use simple knotting techniques. Wear them stacked on your wrist for a fun, eclectic effect!

  1. Arm Candy Square Knot Beaded Macrame Bracelets
  2. Frog Princess Beaded DIY Bracelet
  3. Summer Bracelets DIY
  4. Tribal Macrame Friendship Bracelet
  5. Kumihimo Braid Bracelet

Chainmaille Jewelry Patterns

Candy-Coated Necklaces

Chainmaille patterns have come a long way since the days of Medieval soldiers. These popular chainmaille jewelry projects will show you the softer, prettier side of chainmaille. Storm the fashion battlefield with some fierce yet feminine chainmaille jewelry patterns!

  1. Japanese 12-in-1 Bracelet and Ring
  2. Nestled Pearls Chainmaille Bracelet
  3. Double Spiral Earrings
  4. Chunky Chainmaille Necklace





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Wrap Bracelet Tutorials

Irish Linen Wrap Bracelet

Get wrapped up in making wrap bracelets with these trendy jewelry tutorials. Wrap bracelets have been all the rage all year long, and there's no sign that this fabulous fad is leaving the DIY jewelry scene anytime soon. These bead bracelet patterns are all about creating a layered look with one simple accessory, so don't be afraid to load up your wrists!

  1. Dragonfly Roundup Wrap Bracelet
  2. Leather and Bead Wrap Bracelet
  3. Dollar Store Wrap Bracelet
  4. Pretty in Pink Lace and Pearl Bracelet
  5. Irish Linen Wrap Bracelet

Clay Jewelry Projects

Faceted Clay Necklace

Clay projects are some of the most versatile of all. The chameleon of jewelry making mediums, clay can be used to create almost any shape or style of jewelry and can even mimic other techniques. Get your hands on some clay and get creative! There's no limit when it comes to clay jewelry, and these projects are just the beginning.

  1. Starry Night Patina
  2. Faceted Clay Necklace
  3. Bead in Bead Project
  4. Candy-Coated Necklaces
  5. Braided Clay Bangles

Recycled Jewelry Projects

Mix and Match Necklace

No money for new beads? No problem! Reduce, reuse, and make recycled jewelry with these "green" jewelry crafts. Your next DIY jewelry project could be sitting in your recycling bin right now! Fabulous jewelry doesn't have to cost a fortune, and these free jewelry patterns will show you how to turn the materials you already have at home into amazing new accessories.

  1. Circuit Breaker Necklace
  2. Coffee Stirrer Spike Necklace
  3. Recycled Tubing Pearl Pendant
  4. Shopping Spree Earrings
  5. 6 Minute Upcycled Necklace
  6. Upcycled Bracelets
  7. Vintage Pendulum Necklace
  8. Quick Zipper Loop Earrings
  9. Diamond Jubilee Necklace
  10. Mix and Match Necklace

Wire Jewelry Tutorials

Wire-Wrapped Tree of Life Pendant

Whether playing a behind-the-scenes role or starring in the show, wire is an essential material in so many DIY jewelry projects. It can be structural or soft, as these wire jewelry tutorials below will show you, and can create such a variety of designs. Get wrapped up in wirework with these show-stopping wire jewelry projects!

  1. Peach Twist Pendant
  2. Twisted Wire and Bead Bracelet
  3. How to Make a Spiral Wire Ring
  4. Lapis of Luxury Necklace
  5. Simple Spiral Headpin Bead Earrings
  6. Flowers and Pearls Wrap Bracelet
  7. Topaz Sunburst Pendant
  8. Wire Wrapped Beaded Stud Earrings
  9. Purple Passion Pendant
  10. Delicate Pink Drop Earrings
  11. Faerie Bells Necklace
  12. Star-Shaped Wire Hoop

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Bead Weaving Patterns

Flat and Freeform Brick Stitch Technique

Bead weaving patterns are some of our most popular tutorials of all, so these jewelry projects are the best of the best! From peyote stitch patterns to right angle weave, and everything in between, these projects cover it all. Get ready to stitch up a storm with our very best bead weaving patterns!

  1. Gorgeous Goddess Beaded Earrings
  2. How to Make a Double Spiral
  3. Grace Kelly Woven Bracelet
  4. Seriously Twisted Bead Bracelet
  5. Tiger Lily Beaded Necklace
  6. Building Blocks Cuff
  7. Spiral Peyote
  8. Lilac Rosette Seed Bead Necklace
  9. Floating Opal Blossoms
  10. Royal Blue Seed Bead Bracelet
  11. Flat and Freeform Brick Stitch Technique
  12. Woven Chocolate Crystal Bracelet
  13. Double St. Petersburg Chain
  14. Tila Bead Openwork Right Angle Weave
  15. Evening Sparkle Bracelet
  16. Color Block Bracelet
  17. Double Copper Peyote Cuff
  18. Art Bead Spiral Bracelet
  19. Glowing Garden Pearl Necklace
  20. Beginner Right Angle Weave Bracelet

Easy Bead Bracelet Patterns

Bead and Leather Harmony Bracelet

A simple beaded bracelet project never fails to delight our readers. We could feature all bead bracelet patterns all the time, and they would love it! These bracelet tutorials are mostly very simple strung projects, but they are gorgeous nonetheless. They're so easy, you'll want to make them all!

  1. Something Blue Bridesmaid Bracelet
  2. Elegant Amethyst Bracelet
  3. Secret Garden Beaded Bracelet
  4. Bead and Leather Harmony Bracelet
  5. Japa Mala Bead Bracelet
  6. Silver and Rose Bridesmaid Bracelet
  7. Stained Glass Safety Pin Cuff
  8. Chic Stashbuster Bead Bracelet
  9. Easiest Bead Bracelet Tutorial
  10. Pandora-Style Glass Bead and Crystal Bracelet

Bead Necklace Patterns

Not Your Mother's Pearl Necklace

A stunning bead necklace is a no-fail way to add some pop to any outfit. All of these amazing necklaces are sure to amp up your ensemble. Learn how to make necklaces of all styles, techniques, and designs with these fabulous jewelry patterns. These are some of our most standout DIY jewelry projects on the site!

  1. Stash Buster Multi Strand Bead Necklace
  2. Festival of Lights Necklace
  3. Silver, Gold and Pearl Holiday Dove Necklace
  4. Purple Pearl Bracelet or Necklace
  5. Graceful Crystal and Wire Necklace
  6. Cleopatra Necklace
  7. Not Your Mother's Pearl Necklace
  8. Ice Princess Necklace
  9. Tribal Multistrand Seed Bead Necklace
  10. Hanging the Moon Necklace
  11. One Color Wonder Necklace and Earrings
  12. Sunlit Seas Mixed Stone Necklace
  13. Mermaid Cascade Necklace
  14. Missoni Knockoff Necklace
  15. Spider Queen Necklace
  16. The Julie Necklace
  17. Anthro Knockoff Ribbon Necklace
  18. Green Goddess Bead Necklace
  19. Cascading Chain Waterfall Necklace
  20. South Seas Siren Necklace


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Thank you for this wonderful site which is packed with so many awesome ideas!! I love the Japanese 12-in-1 Bracelet and Ring.


My favorite is the Not Your Mother's Pearl Necklace, fun, simple and elegant! Love it!!

What's your favorite tutorial from the list? Mine is the Bead and Leather Harmony Bracelet! :) --Editor of AllFreeJewelryMaking


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