Even though travel looks a little different right now, jewelry offers us the ability to escape to bucket-list places without having to leave home. Crystal and glass beads, combined with gemstones and other natural beads, open up travel without borders or limits. They let us experience the feeling of faraway beaches, romantic sunsets, lush rainforests, majestic mountains, serene deserts and any other place the heart longs to be.
Close your eyes. Imagine your perfect getaway, then turn your wanderlust into a stylish reality. Travel-theme jewelry can be a wearable scrapbook of a past trip, a reminder of a future adventure or inspired by places you'd love to escape to. Add travel-themed charms for easy souvenir and travel jewelry, create stamped longitude/latitude designs. Customize jewelry to include sand, flowers and other elements from special places.
Here are some destinations to inspire your creativity:
Embark on an African safari! Design with crystal and glass beads in the colors of exotic animals such as lions, elephants, giraffes and more. Add gemstones, wood beads and design elements resembling soaring sand dunes, sprawling savannas, the ancient wonders of Egypt and sun-washed cities for a breathtaking result.
Travel down under to white sand beaches, mingle with kangaroos and koalas, and soak in the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Re-create the feel of sunrises, sunsets, diverse cuisines and sun-soaked days with sparkling crystal and colorful glass beads. Incorporate sea-inspired gemstones for endless beauty.
Spice up jewelry lines with statement pieces that rival the beauty of the Taj Mahal. Use sparkling crystal, glass beads and earth-tone gemstones to re-create the dazzle of picturesque lakes, some of the world's highest mountain passes, exotic wildlife and thrilling outdoor activities.
Celebrate the intricate art and mesmerizing music of the Irish culture with vibrant colors of crystal, glass beads and gold-colored components. Be inspired by Dublin pubs, thatched cottages and sprawling coastlines in the land known as the land of saints and scholars.
With breathtaking seas, warm beaches, deserts and mountains, Mexico offers something for everyone. Design pieces using brilliant crystal, glass beads, shell, gemstones and copper for endless style.
Where will your creativity take you? The Gallery of Designs offers over 20,000 design ideas to help you create destination-themed jewelry. Search desired materials, beads and jewelry styles to get started on your next jewelry-making adventure.
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