Product Guide: Large Hole Beads - Design Ideas & Project Tutorials
continue to be popular year after year. The demand for these beads means that many different styles are available for every taste and occasion. You may already be familiar with PANDORA® beads and charms. Though the name has become nearly synonymous with this type of large hole bead, PANDORA is actually the name of a Danish jewelry company that, along with others, manufacturers this style of beads for use on charm bracelets. These beads are sometimes referred to as "European style" or simply as large hole charm beads. While we do not carry PANDORA products, we offer a wide selection of large hole beads from other manufacturers. Some have their own line, as seen with the .
Traditionally worn by sliding onto a European style charm bracelet, an individual bead by itself is an excellent gift to mark holidays, birthdays and other special occasions. These large hole beads are more than just for gifting and bracelets; they can be used in a wide variety of jewelry projects from earrings to necklaces and even bookmarks. Check out our project tutorials and instructional videos for some design ideas for working with these popular beads.
How to Make a European Style Charm Bracelet
Learn the basics on how to put together a traditional European style charm bracelet with these large hole beads. See our project tutorials for specific design ideas and patterns or shop our entire large hole bead collection.
Large Hole Bead Jewelry Making Projects
Our design team has put together a collection of free project tutorials and design patterns for working with large hole beads.
- Retired - Find Your Zen European Style Bracelet
- Retired - European Style Swarovski Crystal November Birthstone Bracelet
- Retired - European Style SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS December Birthstone Bracelet
- Retired - European Style SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Christmas Bracelet
- Retired - European Style SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS January / July Birthstone Bracelet
- Retired - Citrus Summer Bracelet
- The Pewter Menagerie Bracelet
- Retired - European Style SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS May Birthstone Bracelet
- European Style SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS June Birthstone Bracelet
- European Style SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS August Birthstone Bracelet
- Retired - European Style SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS September Birthstone Bracelet
- Retired - European Style SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS April Birthstone Bracelet
- Summer in Bali Bracelet
- Mom's Crystal Medley Bracelet
- Retired - Trick or Treat European Style Halloween Bracelet
- Breast Cancer Awareness European Style Bracelet
- Retired - Northern Lights Bookmark
- Retired - Anna Earrings in Iridescent Green
- Retired - Sputnik Earrings
- Retired - East Meets West Earrings