Ethnic Beading Summer Jewelry Trend

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We’re seeing more and more of this ethnic beading trend that’s sweeping runways and fashion blogs.

summer ethnics trend beading jewelryMixing and matching metal elements with a variety of opaque beads in layers is how to get this trendy new look.


Find unusual places to adorn with beaded jewelry such as fringed headpieces, feet and around the waist. Read more about foot jewelry here. Find our Beaded Barefoot Sandal Tutorial here.

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One element of this trend is Middle Eastern tribal inspired imagery such as this Moroccan Fantasy editorial or this Exotic Gypsy spread.

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Another has been African inspired motifs using bright, saturated colors like in traditional Maasai beading.

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Use seed beads like Japanese Toho seed beads or Czech Charlotte Cut seed beads to make bracelets and necklaces. Another thing that these small beads are perfect for is making fringe which is still going strong as a trend.

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Use larger beads such as Czech glass doughnuts or Firepolish beads to make chunkier styles of necklace.

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The perfect beads to create your own ethnic tribal beaded jewelry have a mix of bright colors and a picasso effect that gives them a natural looking finish such as these Gemstone Doughnuts above and below.

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Go with primary colors or choose a color palette such as cool blue green to make beautiful, on trend jewelry.

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To get a unique effect, use unusual bead shapes such as Slapjacks, NuggetsCarved Ovals or these Pear Shaped Drops below.

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The limit is your imagination!

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Peter says:

    Such a wonderful post. Thanks a lot for sharing this article.

  2. brooke says:

    Love all of the wonderful bright colors and ideas for inspiration! There’s so much freedom in this kind of jewelry.

    1. It is just amazing, isn’t it?

  3. Munmun Nishi says:

    What a post!
    I also like it very much.I think that your article is very nice,
    Thanks a lot for sharing this article.
    Munmun Nishi 🙂

  4. dannylion says:

    such a beautiful post! This is such a wonderful blog! The photos are so inspirational!

    1. Thanks so much dannylion!

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