These days, bead jewelry is often seen in high fashion, made by designers in semi-precious or precious stones with accents made of gold and silver. Cheap jewelry beads need not be cheap looking, just affordable alternatives for fashion and costume jewelry accessories that offer sparkle and bling for less.
They are delicate, graceful and feminine with Bali silver and gold Vermeil beads, Venetian glass, Lampwork beads or Czech glass beads (or seed beads), Cloisonné beads, natural freshwater pearls, faceted beads or gemstones or quartz, marcasite, pewter, sterling silver or gold-filled beads, and many specialty items like ones with an oxidized or iridescent finish, Turkish sterling silver beads, and the famous Swarovski Austrian crystals or even Swarovski crystal pearls.
Blue Moon Beaded Jewelry Designs
There are famous designers who create bead jewelry, and less known artists and jewelers who craft quality pieces for very affordable prices and retail exclusively Online. Cheap beaded jewelry designers that are less famous offer wonderful value for your jewelry dollar, for example the pieces from Blue Moon Jewelry Designs that use African trade beads and stones like kyanite, labradorite, lapis, amethyst, opal and pearl are beautiful, unique and very affordable. They have creations ready made in gorgeous bead jewelry from aquamarine stones, carnelian, garnet, ruby, tanzanite and turquoise.
There’s also the beautiful designs of SW Creations who specialize in beaded jewelry necklaces, bracelets and jewelry sets, even sparkling bridal jewelry that would accent any bridal gown. Their designer collection includes bracelets, pendants, and necklaces by jewelry artist Stephanie A White, and each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation, handmade with care, retailing for under $70.
In unique handcrafted designer beaded jewelry that’s ready to wear, there is also a designer called Diana Bostany who creates some masterful creations like the shimmering sunstone briolette accented by faceted green garnet stones and 22k gold Vermeil beads.
The necklace has over 100 carats of gemstones and the earrings to match are delicate drop briolette in sunstone with gold accents as well. And the price? Under $275 for the necklace and the earrings just $85. It may not sound like cheap bead jewelry, but considering that it’s genuine gemstone and gold, hand made by an exclusive designer, it’s really a bargain. Other bead creations by Diana Bostany are made with Peruvian pink opal briolettes, faceted rose quartz and set in sterling silver chains and clasps, for around $300. There are other designs in genuine stone and crystal for under $100 and lots of dangle and drop earrings within the same price range. For ready to wear jewelry that’s exclusive and hand crafted with gemstones and gold filled beads on set onto gold or silver chain, you’d be hard pressed to find better deals at this level of designer jewelry quality.
Kira Designs and Wire-Sculpture Beads
Another unknown designer who creates unique custom and ready to wear beaded jewelry is Kira Designs who specializes in Swarovski crystal and beaded bridesmaid jewelry. Kira designs each piece for your individual wedding and bridal jewelry needs, as well as having some excellent selections in ready to wear collections. Each bridesmaid necklace or bridesmaid earring sets is unique, delicate and feminine. There are also matching wedding bracelets and a selection of jewelry ideal for flower girls .
If you would like to try your hand at making high-end beaded jewelry designs then Wire-sculpture, an online company specializing in cheap jewelry beads, Swarovski Crystal and precious and semi-precious gemstones, will offer you everything you need, including jewelry findings and supplies you will need to make custom beaded jewelry on your own. They carry a wide variety of loose gemstones and cubic zirconia as well as Bali beads, amazonite, amber, amethyst and aquamarine. They have a line of semi-precious stones like black onyx, blue quartz, topaz, citrine beads and also garnet, jade and coral beads.
For opal, pearl and peridot jewelry, they offer cheap beads to make your creations come true, and also have a selection of cabochons in amethyst, garnet and mother of pearl. If you need earwires, clasps or toggles, or even chain and wire to string everything together in precious metals, they also have all those types of jewelry supplies as well.
Fire Mountian Gems and Beadaholique
One of the premier online bead jewelry outlets is Fire Mountain Gems. They have a little of just about everything you need in cheap jewelry beads to create any style you have in mind. They have a wide selection of acrylic beads, horn and bone beads, as well as a complete line of Celestial Crystal®, Czech glass beads, gemstone beads, metal beads, pearls, shell, turquoise and also wood beads for natural organic jewelry designs.
Another very large bead jewelry distributor that offers great deals on jewelry supplies is Beadaholique. They offer a variety of Swarovski crystal beads, pearls, rhinestones and even ready made pendants and sew-on stones for clothing or handbags.
They also specialize in charms to add to the famous Pandora charm bracelets. They sell gold filled, stainless steel and sterling silver chain in bulk at affordable prices and also have all the bracelet findings, clasps and connectors you’ll need. In jewelry supplies, they have adhesives, wire and bead working tools. However, if you don’t want to make your own beaded jewelry, then shop their unique selection of designer ready to wear beaded creations, including bracelets, crystal earrings, beaded necklaces and even rings, ready for your wedding or to give as birthday or Christmas presents.
Because Swarovski is so famous and, in general, carries very expensive crystal bead jewelry, charms and decorations, many people don’t realize that they have a collection of fine jewelry and beads for very affordable prices.
Genuine Swarovski from their official website offers their newest designs and crystal charms (as well as their latest crystal Christmas decoration collection) for much less than you might believe. For example, a small crystal charms retails for just $25.
And considering that you don’t need more than one dangle charm to make a bracelet look divine, it’s quite affordable! There’s something else you may not know… a pair of authentic Swarovski crystal earrings sells for less than $50, and they have gorgeous crystal eternity rings for around $100. These pieces are not cheap jewelry as far as what they look like or as regards quality; they’re the genuine Swarovski quality jewelry you’d expect to pay hundreds or thousands for, and they’re not sold through some reseller either, but from Swarovski itself, with their full guarantee, delivered to you in their genuine gorgeous blue and silver packaging.
If you want high quality cheap jewelry that will impress as a gift or brighten up your own wardrobe, don’t hesitate to check out Swarovski this season. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!