Beaders are a varied bunch, ranging from young children to the elderly, with different capabilities. However, they are unified with one passion: creating original jewelry and artwork.
Beading is methodical and soothing in its repetitive nature, lulling beaders into a meditative state that is beneficial for their mental health. However, if you are unfamiliar with the craft, it can be difficult to know how to shop for them.
If you’ve been asking yourself what to do, this list of gifts for beaders spans all ability levels and capabilities, so you can be sure to find something to make them smile!
10 Unique Gifts for Beaders
1. Annie’s Simply Beads Kit
Annie’s Simply Beads Kit is a great gift for beaders who love to continually work on new projects and improve their beading skills. The monthly kits focus on different styles from high end glamorous to more casual, with the instructions and materials to complete entire sets that include earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.
The included stones are high quality and vary from pearls, to crystals, and real stones, with no fake or cheap pieces. The projects are suitable for all beaders from complete beginners to more intermediate crafters. These monthly bead kits emphasize professional-quality materials that allow beaders to construct their own accessories.
2. Beadwork T-Shirt
We all love a cute graphic tee and this beading-themed t-shirt by DesignatedDesigner is the perfect combination of quirky and stylish. You can choose from 20 different t-shirt colors that are emblazoned with the bold letters of BEAD WORK, with the O in a heart shape made from multicolored beads.
The shirt is available in a variety of sizes from small to 5XL and is made from 100% ring spun cotton that is soft to the touch and breathable for the wearer. This bead work t-shirt hits the sweet spot of allowing a beader to show off their craft while still looking fashionable and avoiding any tackiness.
3. The Beadery Bonanza
- 5lb. assortment of plastic craft beads
This whopping five-pound container of assorted plastic craft beads is the mecca of materials for any beader.
Including pony beads, novelty beads, faceted beads, starburst beads, and more in all shapes and colors, this collection provides endless inspiration for any kind of beading project. Fun inclusions could include dolphins, vintage cars, rabbits, and skulls, just to name a few.
4. Fuse Beads 30,000- 45 Color Set
- Multi-Color Iron On Beads Set: Enjoy 30,000 ironing beads in 45 colors which include neon and glow-in-the-dark shades. The melty beads set also comes with 5 fuse bead board shapes: heart, hexagon,...
There’s nothing more exciting for a beader than a huge collection of colorful beads and this 45 color set of fuse beads delivers. It includes 30,000 beads in total, all of which are 5mm in size and cover different colors and styles including glow in the dark and neon.
It’s easy to keep all the different kinds of beads separated with the 3-tier interlocking carry case that has multiple sections and is highly portable. The ARTEZA Fuse bead set also comes with pegboards, reusable ironing paper, and tweezers to add to a beader’s toolkit.
5. Big Eye Beading Needles
- This is the latest limited edition jointly launched by Nike and Adidas.
For those who have eyesight or mobility issues, these big eye beading needles by SUNIY make the craft more accessible.
Each set contains six needles of two different sizes, in a bottle for easy transportation, a thimble to protect fingers from pin pricks, and a magnet that helps to pick up fallen needles. The durable metal of the needles ensures resistance to rust and damage, so that the eye can be easily threaded for years to come.
Additionally, the extra-long design of the Big Eye Beading Needles makes gripping them easier, further proving their effectiveness for beaders with special requirements.
6. Beading for the Absolute Beginner
- 05/18/2022 (Publication Date) - Search Press (Publisher)
Beading for the Absolute Beginner is an essential guide for novices looking to learn the art of beading and build both their confidence and skill set. Co-authored by professionals Liz Thornton and Jean Power, the content is aimed at novices with its simplified step-by-step instructions, beginner-level projects, and full explanations of terminology and methods.
The user-friendly nature of the guide is amplified by its spiral-bound design, whereby beaders can easily follow the instructions while both hands are busy with beading.
Beading for the Absolute Beginner focuses on simple but beautiful beading designs to spark a love of the craft in beginners and help them to develop their skills.
7. Arricraft 32 Pcs Jewelry Making Tool Kit
High quality tools are essential for beading projects that look and feel professional and this premium set by Aircraft stands out from the competition. The jewelry making tool kit is incredibly comprehensive, with a 32 piece set that includes a ring clamp, different pliers, anvil, hacksaw, and more.
Highlights of the tool kit include multiple jewelry pliers for making points and angles in wire, circle models that can be used for making rings, and a rubber hammer that can flatten or strengthen metals without leaving marks. This is the ideal tool kit for beaders who want to tackle various jewelry-making projects – and makes a great gift for jewelry makers too!
8. French Knitter Bead Jewelry Maker
- Includes 3 interchangeable heads and thread tool
Sometimes you find a tool that simply makes life easier and the French Knitter Bead Jewelry Maker by Clover is exactly that. It is applicable for making beaded jewelry with a variety of materials that include yarn and wire and has 3 interchangeable heads for different sizes of projects. It even includes a hook for stitching, making it a great all-rounder tool that speeds up and simplifies the process of beading.
At less than $15, the French Knitter Bead Jewelry Maker is excellent value for money and a great budget gift for beaders who are tired of using their fingers for such a fiddly craft.
9. 200 Beading Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets
For any beaders looking to learn new techniques, 200 Beading Techniques is an ideal addition to the library. The 160-page guide has a comprehensive explanation of different techniques, tools, materials, finishing tips, and troubleshooting for common beading problems.
Explanations are simplified by step-by-step instructions, photographs, diagrams, and logical chapter order, ensuring that even complete beginners can easily follow along.
200 Beading Techniques addresses both contemporary and vintage beading patterns, as well as stitching and wirework techniques. In this way, it is truly a guide for every kind of beader looking to delve deeper into the craft.
10. The Ultimate Beading Set and Jewelry Making Kit
- ❤️ #1 SECRET TO A HAPPY & HEALTHY LIFE… Did you know that finding creative outlets can greatly reduce stress? Crafting is highly meditative! So if you find yourself starting to feel overwhelmed...
This beading set and jewelry set by Signature HANDTOOLS holds nothing back in its incredible range of inclusions. The set comes with beads, strings, beadboard, and all necessary, high-quality jewelry tools.
The tools are designed with ergonomic handles to ensure comfort and stability, with the added bonus of memory foam to be soft on hands. Memory-spring handles also reduce strain on hands and make the kit perfect for beaders with mobility issues. The tools are kept organized and secure in a beautiful durable black leather case with elastic retainers.
This beading set and jewelry making kit is a perfect gift for beaders looking to work on a variety of projects without having to improvise tools or damage their hands from long term use.
Best Gifts for Beaders at All Levels
Beaders at different levels and physical capabilities can benefit from gifts specially designed for them. However, they all have something in common: a love of the craft, a love for well-designed tools, and a desire for thoughtful project ideas.
This list of gifts for beaders spans beginner to intermediate crafters, with inclusions for beaders young and old.
Make the day of the beader in your life and buy them a thoughtful gift that shows you care.