This Beaded Jewelry Trend Is Taking Us Right Back to Our Childhoods

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We love playing around with the latest fashion trends, like slouchy dad pants or tennis skirts, but sometimes it’s nice to go return to an old favorite. Which is why we can’t stop thinking about the colorful, beaded jewelry pieces that are popping up everywhere we look. This trend is bringing us right back to our childhoods and idyllic summer days spent exploring the park or trading friendship bracelets at camp—and we don’t hate that.

In fact, global shopping platform Lyst has seen searches for multi-color baubles from brands like Éliou, Roxanne Assoulin and Wald Berlin rising steadily since mid-March. So, we went ahead and found the latest and greatest beaded jewelry for you, from stackable bracelets to swinging statement earrings. Here, 17 pieces to snap up before everyone else.

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Kendra Scott

1. Kendra Scott Reece Gold Small Hoop Earrings In Pink Pastel Mix

These small hoops are sure to make you smile every time you pull them out of your jewelry box.

Buy it ($48; $39)

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Pura Vida

2. Pura Vida Beaded Flower Anklet

Pura Vida launched more than 10 years ago with the goal of bettering communities of artists (and their friends and families) in Costa Rica and has since expanded to include employees in San Salvador, as well. P.S. this adorable anklet also has a matching bracelet and necklace for those who want the complete set.

Buy it ($20)

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3. Dannijo Tulum Necklace

Wear this bold green choker over a crewneck white tee to really let the color pop.

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4. Roxanne Assoulin Happy Stripes Set Of Ten Bracelets

We love the look of stacking all 10 bracelets at once but if you’re more of a minimalist try mixing just one or two with your watch or simple gold bangles for a subtler take on the trend.

Buy it ($115)

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5. Elizabeth Cole Layered Beaded Necklace

Take the guesswork out of layering necklaces with this duo that mixes glass beads with turquoise gems for a very stylish desert vibe.

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6. Casa Clara Rita Fringe Earrings

These sunset-hued earrings were handmade by a mother-daughter team in Mexico and will look just as stunning paired with vibrant tropical prints as they will with a classic LBD.

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7. Akola Lori Set Of 2 Beaded Bracelets

Akola is a Ugandan jewelry brand focused on sustainability and bettering the communities of its employees. It uses locally sourced materials like raffia and recycled glass beads to create gorgeous creations. Our current fave? The blue-and-white bracelet duo, which also features hand-painted beads from artisans in Ghana.

Buy it ($150)

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The Little Market

8. Penh Lenh Flat Beaded Bracelet

Another hand-crafted brand, Penh Lenh features designs from female artisans in Cambodia. The delicate pastel hues are more subtle than a lot of the rainbow-brights on this list, giving them a more grown-up feel.

Buy it ($22)

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9. Éliou Gold-plated Pearl And Bead Necklace

A mix of baroque pearls and evil eye beads give this necklace a quirky spin that straddles the line between kitschy and elegant. Play up either side depending on your personal style, as it will work just as well with teeny tanks and polished blazers.

Buy it ($165)

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10. 8 Other Reasons Beaded Chain Necklace

Wear these flower beads with an equally colorful frock to really embrace their summery vibes.

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11. Beadanca Huichol Flower Bracelets

Beadanca, an Etsy shop run by Bianca Ortiz, was one of the artisan shops recommended by Diet Prada as an authentic (and affordable) alternative to Bottega Veneta’s potentially problematic daisy chain styles (that cost $3,390). We’re truly obsessed with her intricate flower patterns and gorgeous color choices.

Buy it ($20)

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Jennifer Behr

12. Jennifer Behr Karine Necklace

Another multi-layer option, this bright trio has us dreaming of a Santorini vacation. Or at least a fun dinner at a local Greek restaurant.

Buy it ($398)

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13. Akola Nyla Statement Earrings With Glass & Horn

These festive statement pieces are lighter than you may think, so you won’t be itching to take them off after just one or two spins on the dance floor at your cousin’s wedding reception.

Buy it ($125)

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Marissa Collections

14. Jennifer Behr Lemon Amadora Necklace

Neon beads can add a bit of edge to an otherwise elegant string of pearls.

Buy it ($128)

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Roxanne Assoulin

15. roxanne Assoulin Take A Hike Bracelet Set

You can buy these hike-inspired bracelets in a set of three or five, or you can pick up just one if you’d rather start small.

Buy it ($265 for three)

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16. Enesea Blues Choker

This super fine blue necklace was made by hand in Sydney, Australia, and features locally sourced materials. There’s also a fun black-and-white option for anyone looking to transition the beaded-jewelry trend through fall into winter.

Buy it ($120)

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Selfridges & Co.

17. Wald Berlin Diy Candy Man Necklace And Bracelet Kit

Feeling crafty? Jewelry brand Wald Berlin sells its own handy DIY kits with enough supplies to make a necklace and a bracelet that are totally one-of-a-kind.

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