Seed Bead Bracelet Patterns (2/23/2016)
Can you ever have enough bracelets? Seems like no matter how many I make, I’m always missing the color I need to match a necklace, or earrings or outfit. Or I have the color with gold, but I want it with silver. Good excuse to make some more!
Mabeline has always been captivated by the beauty of the chrysanthemum and its concentric pattern of petals. The Chrysa is her beaded interpretation of this full blossom. It’s a bejeweled and sparkly corsage, perfect for day or night! You can adapt this design easily into a pendant for a fancy necklace or an elegant brooch to adorn your favorite scarf in any season.
This is my variation of the Daisy Chain stitch. It is not an original pattern, but it is my version of the pattern. If you do a web search for Daisy Chain you will find many different versions of the same stitch. The pattern can be used several ways, by adding a variety of beads; you can get a different look. You can make bracelets or necklaces. Or as you can see in my sample, I have made an eyeglass holder.
This is another wonderful bracelet creation by my friend Teejay. She sent me one for Christmas and I blogged about it HERE. We decided to collaborate on a free pattern so that everyone can make some of these cute bracelets. It’s not easy to find nice patterns for Half Tila beads so I’m glad that Teejay dreamed up this one.
Quick – fun – and begging to be worn in sets of three or more! Come make this free project and show them off by the armful! The downloadable written pattern is at: http://shop.jillwisemandesigns.com/ along with kits for singles and sets.
Seed beads are definitely making a comeback, which we LOVE, because they are seriously one of the simplest pieces of jewelry to make. Follow this step-by-step seed bead bracelet tutorial and make a whole stack to layer (or gift!) in less than an hour.
Jewelry made from many strands of small beads can be very striking. It’s a great use for those seed beads that are a beautiful color and/or texture but not consistent enough to use for a grided beadwork stitch. This could also be made from other small beads – think seed pearls, small semiprecious gemstones or little pressed glass shapes.