DIY jewelry blog with guides and creative ideas

Make your own jewellery with Smyks.com

Here you can learn how to make your own beautiful, trendy, and modern jewelry with beads, charms and other materials. You can find guides for earrings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, and much more!
At Smyks.com, we constantly keep an eye on the latest fashion trends so we can create current designs that harmonize with the trends of the time. You will also find classic designs that never go out of style - we want to share the joy of DIY beading and jewelry making with you, no matter what your personal style and taste are.

Our guides have all in common that they are thoroughly described and easy to follow, even if you are completely new to the world of jewelry making. Therefore, you will find ideas and guides for many easy and creative accessories you can make at home on this page.
Most designs are both inexpensive and quick to make, but turn into the finest jewelry that you can look forward to showing off. With our large selection of beads, pearls, jewelry parts, charms, chains, wire, and tools, you can also put your own personal touch on your next jewelry.
Open the Pandoras Box of creativity and have fun in Smyks' creative DIY universe!
You will find the step-by-step guides here and our more detailed blog about different design further down the page.

 

Guides Video guide

 

  1. DIY | Bracelet Sets for Men

    DIY | Bracelet Sets for Men

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    DIY | Bracelet Sets for Men In the following blog post, we show you how to make various men's/unisex bracelets with leather, magnetic clasps, chain and beads. There are endless possibilities - you just have to know the methods. Once...

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  2. Ankle Bracelets with Charms

    Ankle Bracelets with Charms

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    Summer is here! Now the time has come to decorate your ankles with glittering chains. All ankle chains are equipped with a chain extender. They can be placed high up on the ankle so that they are visible together with sneakers ... or they...

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  3. Earrings with Bead Wreath

    Earrings with Bead Wreath

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    Dear reader In this DIY blog post, we're trying our hand at a series of flower-like circular pendants. We call them bead wreaths (for lack of a better name). The pendants are made of 925 silver wire and various beads. The size of...

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  4. DIY | Wire Wrapping

    DIY | Wire Wrapping

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      Dear guest In this DIY blog post from Smyks.com, we take a closer look at the many options silver wire can offer you if you want to make your own beautiful and unique jewellery pendants and links. You can work with beads...

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  5. DIY | Chokers with Seed Beads

    DIY | Chokers with Seed Beads

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    Dear reader In this blog post, we at Smyks.com have been working with seed beads in new bead patterns that are incorporated into beautiful tight choker-style necklaces. The looks can vary in style from the truly romantic to the more...

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  6. DIY | Beaded Bowknots

    DIY | Beaded Bowknots

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    Dear reader: In this blog post by Smyks.com, our designer Charlotte shows you how to make cute bowknot jewellery. The bowknot as an elegant symbol of love and faithfulness is experiencing a revival and we predict that it will become the...

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  7. DIY | Men’s bracelets

    DIY | Men’s bracelets

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    It’s not only women who love to spruce themselves up. Men love showing individuality and personality through jewelry too – and what’s more personal than designing your own bracelet with the many leather cords and...

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  8. DIY | Seed Bead Fruits

    DIY | Seed Bead Fruits

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    Dear visitor In this blog post, our jewellery designer Charlotte presents some sewing techniques that you can use to make little fruits out of seed beads . With these designs, you can assemble jewellery with a beautiful, fresh and playful...

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  9. DIY | Crystal Balls

    DIY | Crystal Balls

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    In this blog post by Smyks , we present an old acquaintance in beautiful new clothes.  We are talking about the so-called berry beads and flower balls. Both can be used as pendants but each of them is made in its own special...

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  10. DIY | Crystal Earrings

    DIY | Crystal Earrings

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    Floral Earrings with Genuine Crystal Beads by Preciosa In this blog post, our designer Charlotte demontrates that a few beads and thread are enough to create a beautiful and exclusive look that will attract everybody's attention....

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  11. DIY | Necklaces with mini pendants

    DIY | Necklaces with mini pendants

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    In this blog post, our jewellery designer Charlotte provides design inspiration for different necklaces with sterling silver or gold-plated sterling silver jewellery parts. The different jewellery designs follow current trends with organic and...

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  12. DIY | Mini-Duo Daisies

    DIY | Mini-Duo Daisies

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    Mini-Duo Daisy Earrings We love the Danish spring! This is why in this DIY blog post we have focused on flowers - the eternal jewellery theme. The Japanese manufacturer Matubo produces the slightly overlooked, but beautiful ...

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  13. DIY | Paracord Bracelets

    DIY | Paracord Bracelets

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      DIY Army Bracelets / Survival Bracelets, Brecelets with Paracord In this blog post by Smyks, we go through a few techniques you can use to make the popular knotted macramee bracelets with parachute cord which are also called...

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  14. Gemstone Teardrops

    Gemstone Teardrops

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    In this inspiring blog post, Smyks presents a new range of handmade drop pendants in semi-precious stones and sterling silver and gold-plated sterling silver. The pendants are small and finely faceted into adorable drops and...

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  15. DIY | Friendship Bracelets

    DIY | Friendship Bracelets

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    Dear guest In this jewellery blog by Smyks, we teach you a knotting technique that is particularly up-to-date. It is used to make the popular friendship bracelets, among other things. This technique is a bit time-consuming but not...

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  16. Zodiac and birth-stones | DIY

    Zodiac and birth-stones | DIY

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    Each zodiac sign has its own birthstone that bestows strength and energy and gives stability and tranquillity to those who are born under the sign. The power of your birthstone can help you to fulfil your potential and bring you good luck....

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  17. DIY | Behind the Ear

    DIY | Behind the Ear

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    Here you can find a lot of inspiration to make your own "behind the ear" earrings. All these earrings have in common that one of their elements ends behind the ear. The chain or beads are fastened to the ear nut. In order...

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  18. DIY | Seashell Necklaces

    DIY | Seashell Necklaces

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      In this blog post you find inspiration and instructions on how to make your own beautiful necklaces with natural seashells and conches.  Mix your seashells and conches with freshwater pearls, seed beads and other colourful...

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  19. DIY | Brick Stitch Earrings

    DIY | Brick Stitch Earrings

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    In this blog post, you can learn how to use the brick stitch technique to make colorful earrings with delicate patterns using delica beads . The Brick Stitch jewelry technique has a fascinating origin with roots in Native American...

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  20. DIY | Ear Cuffs

    DIY | Ear Cuffs

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    In this blog post, we show you different designs you can make yourself with the popular jewelry "Earcuffs". A piece of jewelry that doesn't even require pierced ears. Earcuffs are smart pieces of jewelry that can add a...

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  21. DIY | Peyote Stitch with a Twist

    DIY | Peyote Stitch with a Twist

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    Here we show you how to make your own version of the popular beaded bangles. These bangles are made with seed beads and the sewing technique peyote stitch - with a twist. We offer a wide range of seed beads so you can design your...

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  22. DIY | Exclusive Bohemian Earrings

    DIY | Exclusive Bohemian Earrings

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    In this blog post you will find inspiration and instructions on how to make your own earrings with various semi-precious stones and pendants. The article wants to inspire especially those of you who already are familiar with the basic...

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  23. DIY | Earrings with Floral Garlands

    DIY | Earrings with Floral Garlands

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    Here we show you how to make your own floral garlands which can be used as beautiful earring pendants. You can compose these floral garlands with all kinds of flowers and seed beads. For our examples we used flower beads made of coral...

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  24. DIY | Duo Bead Jewellery 2

    DIY | Duo Bead Jewellery 2

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    Super-duo beads and Mini-duo beads are quality glass beads by the Japanese company Matubo. The beads are very uniform in size and shape and feature a soft oval shape and two parallel holes. This special shape and the...

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Be inspired by our many DIY guides

You can see our blog as an online jewelry school. Just like in our in-house courses, we try to guide you thoroughly and understandably, in our online DIY guides, so you can create the most beautiful jewelry in your own home.

The detailed explanations are always accompanied by either pictures or videos that show the procedure, and we also write which materials and which jewelry tools you will need.

You can freely choose whether you want to use our creative ideas to create jewelry exactly like ours, or if you want to be inspired to create your own designs. If you are not quite comfortable with venturing into your own designs yet, you can start by playing with the colors and choosing your own favorite beads, pearls and materials instead of our suggestions.
 

From Hollywood to your hobby workshop

We love creating current designs that fit perfectly into the fashion scene with the leading trends. Therefore, you will find plenty of DIY instructions for jewelry that do not look homemade but could easily be used on the red carpet or in the next fashion week if necessary.

That's actually where we get a lot of our inspiration from - and you might be surprised at how easy it is to create your own earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that look like the stars' on the dot.

Overall, we hope to show that there are plenty of creative things you can do at home without a lot of equipment or experience and that will look like a million with our DIY blog.
 

Jewelry guides for both adults, children, and the young-at-heart

We don't believe that being creative is something you grow out of. That's why it's important for us to make guides that benefit different ages, skill levels, tastes, and needs.

It should be cozy and fun to do something creative, such as making homemade jewelry. We hope that our guides can provide an opportunity for a cozy afternoon in the world of beads and pearls where both children, parents, friends, and colleagues can slow down and gather around our jewelry universe.
 

We love to design and create DIY guides

As one of the only bead webshops in Denmark, we at Smyks are dedicated to developing new jewelry designs and DIY instructions for DIY jewelry. When you shop with us, you are directly supporting our work and ensuring that we can continue to deliver exciting content, guides, and inspiration to the delight of all jewelry enthusiasts such as yourself.
 

How our DIY guides and videos are made

We have our own creative designer who gathers inspiration from everything from fashion to interior design when she puts together new collections and makes DIY guides. You can read more about Charlotte and her work here.

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