We're in that time of year where the weather can be quite unpredictable. Whether you're still seeing lots of ice and snow, or lucky enough to be getting peeks of sunshine already, there's bound to be rainy weather in the forecast soon enough. It's days like that, however, that are perfect for beading!

Here are some great ideas for beading projects you can get done all in one rainy day afternoon. 

Dream Weaver Earrings

1. Dream Weaver Earrings

The red howlite on antique silver are what make this unique pair of earrings stand out. In fact, you can use any color of 4mm bead to get this same effect, lending this design a high level of reuseability. While this is an intermediate design due to the wire wrapping of the 4mm beads, these earrings only take about 20 minutes to make from start to finish.

One Way Street Bracelet

2. One Way Street Bracelet

The name says it all. This clever design takes the versatility of Chevron Duo beads and turns the whole concept on its head. The simplicity of directing the beads to point in the same direction creates a flow of color reminiscent of a one-way street of beautiful beads. Another great design to test your color creativity, as you are challenged to pick your own favorite shades of Chevrons and two different sizes of Miyuki seed beads!

Gold Drop Earrings

3. Gold Drop Earrings

I mean, come on. Who doesn't love gold, right? 

"Once you start working with either of these two findings, you will come up with tons of different ways to use them," says Auntie's Beads owner and designer of this project Susie Henderson. "I immediately thought, 'earrings'. Fun, affordable and, oh, so cute!" 

The lacy look of the antique gold pendant contrasts interestingly with the coils of the gold plated findings. Best of all, you can create your own pair of these "WOW" earrings in just ten minutes! Maybe you should make two?

Of course, all of the project design instructions come in free, PDF form with any purchase. 

So, what are some of your favorite rainy day beaded jewelry designs? Show them off in the comments below!

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