Top 8 Mother’s Day Projects Under $25

Hey beader friends! Mother’s day is just around the corner, and what better gift can you give that special lady in your life than something handmade? Below we’ve compiled our 8 favorite projects that are quick, classy, and timeless… We’ve rated them on price, skill level, project completion time, and of course, they all cost less than $25 to make!


1. Timeless Birthstone Necklace

  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Wire-Working
  • TIME CONSUMPTION: 10 – 20 Minutes
  • SUPPLY COST: $12.00/necklace

This timeless birthstone necklace is simple to make, easy to wear, and a lovely talking point! The necklace utilizes 100% Sterling Silver (headpins and all), except for the crystals, which are Swarovski crystal bicones (though you can use any 1-hole bead). You can add as many or as few elements as you want or need, customizing birthstones for loved ones, pets, children, and family!


2. The Sundance Necklace

  • SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Wire-Working
  • TIME CONSUMPTION: 30m – 1 Hour
  • SUPPLY COST: $15.00/necklace

We all want to give mom the world, diamonds, rubies and pearls… but who can afford that? Get a refresher on a great wire-working technique and build this lovely necklace inspired by some of the beautiful items seen in the Sundance catalog without spending Sundance money! This necklace is beautiful on its own, or layered with other necklaces. A perfect gift item for the high-end beader on a budget!


3. Cascade Cupchain Earrings

  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
  • TIME CONSUMPTION: 5 – 10 Minutes
  • SUPPLY COST: $2.50/pair

Is your mom an ultimate diva? If so, these may be the perfect addition to her jewelry collection this summer. Utilize sparkling Crystal Cup Chain to create this fast and easy pair of dangly earrings inspired by jewelry from New York Fashion Week 2019!


4. The Dainty Solitaire Pendant

  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Bead-Weaving
  • TIME CONSUMPTION: 30m – 1 Hour
  • SUPPLY COST: $19.00/necklace

The name speaks for itself, this pendant is just dainty. If your mom doesn’t particularly love to feel like she’s wearing beaded jewelry, this is a great option for her. This piece features an 8mm chaton, and the final product is smaller than the pad of your finger! Adapt it into matching earrings with ease due to the versatility of its small size.


5. Crystal Tennis Bracelet

  • SKILL LEVEL:
  • TIME CONSUMPTION: 30m – 1 Hour
  • SUPPLY COST: $21.50/bracelet

This woven bracelet works up so fast , and the outcome is stunning and full of dramatic sparkle. This project isn’t a video tutorial like most of the options on this list – instead, it’s a blog post – if you prefer to read instructions, this is perfect for you!


6. Pave Swarovski Bracelet

  • SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate/Beginner Bead-Weaving
  • TIME CONSUMPTION: 1.5 -3 Hours
  • SUPPLY COST: $9.50/bracelet

This tried & true design has been praised and appreciated by many. It’s fun and engaging to make for beaders of all skill levels, and the finished product is absolutely stunning. It isn’t the simplest or quickest gift idea on the list, but in terms of bang-for-your-buck, we think this project tops the list! Leah did an additional Q & A about this video, so feel free to reference that video for any help!


7. Gemstone Wrap Bracelet

  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Bead Stringing
  • TIME CONSUMPTION: 30m – 1 Hour
  • SUPPLY COST: $20.00/bracelet

This bracelet is something to be enjoyed by beaders and jewelry designers of all skill levels. Anyone can make it, and it’s a lovely gift because it uses real semi-precious stones and quality materials, making it unique and high-end looking. Follow along with Leah to learn the basics of creating this fun wrap bracelet that results in layers of faceted gemstones sparkling around the wrist! This is something mom is SURE to love.


8. Pearl Colorshift Necklace

  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Bead Stringing
  • TIME CONSUMPTION: 30 – 45 minutes
  • SUPPLY COST: $7.00/necklace

Every girl needs a pearl necklace! Mom is no exception. This summery necklace features a simple to make clasp, and gorgeous color gradation that’s summery and chic. This simple stringing project isn’t a video tutorial like most of the options on this list – instead, it’s a blog post – if you prefer to read instructions, this is perfect for you!


I hope you enjoyed this compilation list, good luck finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below. Until next time, everyone ❤

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