If you ask us, jewelry making is one of the most enjoyable DIY crafts around, all year long! Each season, however, we like to make sure we make at least a couple pieces that reflect the weather and nature outside, giving ourselves something on point to wear for the next couples months until the world around us changes again. That’s why we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for great fall jewelry tutorials lately!
Do you love the idea of learning how to make your own DIY fall jewelry just as much as we do, if not more? Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in this year’s search for inspiration and guidance!
1. DIY fall mixed media necklace
Are you the kind of slightly more abstract crafter and artist who loves working with all kinds of different textures, tools, and colours whenever you can? Then we’re convinced that you just might be the perfect person to give this fantastic fall mixed media necklace outlined step by step on Crafts Unleashed a try! We love that they stuck with a fall colour scheme but let things get quite eclectic from there.
2. DIY fall leaves and berries earrings
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make a fall themed piece of jewelry, would you rather have a slightly more explicit and visual theme happening than just an autumn colour scheme? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll really appreciate the way Golden Age Beads made these lovely fall leaves and berries earrings that are much easier to do than they look!
3. Pretty fall branch necklace pendant
Even though you’re open to the idea of using beads in your fall jewelry work, would you actually rather customize the idea in some way rather than just working with ones that are already a certain autumn-like shape? Then we’d definitely suggest grabbing your malleable jewelry wire and taking a look at how Moms & Crafters made this fall branch necklace pendant using beads in fall colours but creating the overall shape from scratch themselves.
4. Fall leaf copper earrings
Are you actually still feeling quite enamoured indeed with this whole concept of using leaf shaped beads to make some fall jewelry, but you’re also into slightly more neutral toned pieces rather than very colourful ones? In that case, we’d be willing you bet that you’ll get along a little better with something like this tutorial from Vicki O’Dell that shows you how to balance little copper leaf beads with orange shade seed beads in order to make a set of nice dangly earrings in just a few steps.
5. Polymer clay leaf necklace
Maybe you actually were quite interested in the concept of using leaf shaped beads to make fall jewelry but then you took a look around your local crafting stores and couldn’t find any? Perhaps, despite knowing that you can probably find some online, you’re just convinced you’ll enjoy the project more if you make the leaves yourself? in that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how My Girlish Whims made this great tiered necklace using leaf charms that they made themselves from polymer clay.
6. Beaded pumpkin patch bracelet
Of course, leaves aren’t the only fall element that you can get creative with when it comes to making jewelry! Check out this wonderfully detailed tutorial from Fusion Beads to see how they created a beautiful bracelet by incorporating pumpkins as well. They also decided to make these from scratch, showing you how to use seed beads to make the adorable little shapes.
7. Leather leaf layered necklace
Are you still fully on board with the idea of making a leaf necklace but you’re also usually the kind of person who prefers working with softer materials than the typical jewelry piece is made from? Well, if you’ve ever enjoyed the idea of working with leather, then we think you just might be the perfect person to give this layered leather leaf necklace featured in detail on Troom Troom a try!
8. Pretty real fall acorn necklace
Maybe you’ve been scrolling through our list and finding yourself thinking about how much you love the idea of making some kind of jewelry that pays tribute to different fall elements but you can’t help wondering whether you might just use the real thing rather than making it from beads or clay? Of course, that’s not possible for larger things like pumpkins, but it sure is for fall acorns! OneTenZeroSeven is here to show you precisely how it’s done in order to make a beautiful and very real acorn necklace pendant.
9. Cute wire pumpkin earrings
Have we actually really caught your attention with this whole idea of getting crafty with jewelry wire but you’re so intrigued by the idea that you’d rather make it a more central aspect of your piece, instead if just using it in the process of doing something else? In that case, we think you simply must check out the way Make & Fable made these funny cut wire pumpkin earrings that they even painted at the end to get the right fall colours involved.
10. Fall beaded winding necklace
Maybe the element of jewelry making you’ve enjoyed the most so far has actually been the idea of making a layered necklace but you just haven’t seen the design that quite has your mind made up yet? Then here’s another idea for your consideration! Take a better look at the tutorial on Crafts Unleashed to see how they made this beautiful fall beaded winding necklace that’s great for those who love working with glass and seed beads.
11. Resin and real autumn leaf pendant
Have we actually got you feeling rather torn between the idea of working with real fall elements and the idea of making something involving autumn leaves but you’re having trouble choosing between the two? Well, who ever said you absolutely had to choose? Instead, check out how Doodle Craft made these gorgeous necklace pendants using resin to preserve and frame the beauty of very real fall leaves!
12. Pretty fall and winter beaded earrings
Rather than working quite so explicitly with fall themes and pieces in your jewelry, would you rather create something slightly more abstract that will very much suit the season, but that you could more feasibly wear all year round if you chose to? In that case, we have a feeling you’re on the same wavelength as Tea Rose Home, whose tutorial walks you through the process of making pretty earrings that suit both fall and winter thanks to the use of clear and pearl beads in lovely neutral colours.
13. 10-minute DIY silver leaf earrings
Maybe you’ve found a lovely set of silver leaf shaped beads but you’re also very new indeed to the jewelry making game so you just haven’t seen an idea yet that quite felt manageable for your beginner’s skills? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at this tutorial from My Girlish Whims that shows you, with great and clear detail, how to make these simple dangling leaf earrings in a way that will help you master some jewelry making basics.
14. Pretty wire falling leaf bracelet
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of custom making your fall shapes from scratch using soft jewelry wire but you’re just not sure that the pumpkins we showed you earlier on are quite the idea you’re looking for? In that case, we think you might prefer to see how Dana’s Jewelry Designs made these lovely little fall leaves from the same material instead! They’re slightly easier, making them a better choice for those who are more new at making jewelry.
15. Statement gemstone necklace to wear with fall sweaters
Maybe your favourite idea on our list so far has actually been that of making a jewelry piece that’s inspired by the fall season, rather than being directly themed after it? In that case, we have a feeling this tutorial from Fall for DIY that guides you through the process of making a fall toned gemstone statement necklace will be a little more up your alley!
Have you made other kinds of stunning DIY fall jewelry pieces before that you were very happy with indeed and still wear but that you don’t see here on out list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!