Create sparkling crystal fruit charms perfect for almost any project – learn how to make lemons, oranges, cherries, strawberries and pineapples using beads to add some zing to your summer wardrobe!
The lemons, oranges and cherries are ideal for beginner beaders, while the strawberry and pineapple are a little more challenging. This Japanese style of beadweaving uses a variation of right angle weave. It works best when created with a clear monofilament thread to help give the charms structure.
Ideas are included for turning your fruity creations into bracelets, earrings and pendants – but the only limit is your imagination! Why not incorporate your charms into your own beaded jewellery designs?
Previously published in Making Jewellery magazine.
- 4mm bicones
- Size 8, 11 and 15 seed beads
- Chain and findings
- Glass or polymer clay fruit beads (optional)
- Clear monofilament thread
- Beading thread, needle and scissors
Most suitable for Beginner – intermediate beaders. Tutorial includes step by step diagrams, close-up photos where extra explanation is needed and easy to follow instructions.
While I am happy for you to sell any items you make using this tutorial, I do ask that you credit me as the designer and I kindly ask that you do not copy, teach or share my pattern.
If you choose Digital, then the PDF instructions will be emailed to you within 24 hours once payment has been received, no shipping will be charged. If you choose Printed then a printed copy of the instructions will be sent to you in the post and you will be charged the standard postage cost.