Lately I’ve been kind of obsessed with beaded Easter eggs. I have a few free patterns below, but there are some fabulous patterns for sale out there. I’ve also included some beaded Easter jewelry.
Create an adorable Easter egg bracelet using wire wrapping and beading around a bead. Use fun Easter colors for Easter weekend, but create a bracelet you can wear all spring.
Seed beads are close to my heart, they’re one of the first crafty things I ever got into. They’re incredibly versatile, and in this case pretty festive, too. They work well with math, a lot of common beadwork stitches are influenced by fractal-like increases and, in this case, I’m working with the relationship between hexagons and circles.
Swarovski crystal bicones in airy opalescent pastel colors evoke tiny hand-dyed eggs in this sparkling right angle weave bracelet. A pretty Easter accessory!
I found you some great netting tutorials for you today. I love netting because, as I’ve said before, it’s fast, it’s pretty and it uses less beads than most other stitches. If you haven’t tried netting, today might be the day to start!
You can use netting stitch to form a base for bracelets and necklaces. On its own, netting stitch creates a pretty, lacy effect. Once you’ve created a base of netting stitch, it’s easy to embellish your beadwork by creating another beaded layer on top of (or in between) those lacy windows. This tutorial is based on horizontal netting stitch. You’ll be working side to side to create the beadwork and it’s quite straightforward to learn, making this an ideal project for beginners or intermediate level beaders. You’ll only need a few materials to get started!
Watch this video for an introduction to a very versatile stitch, the Netting Stitch. In this tutorial, the process is shown step-by-step to create angular pendants and drops for necklaces with seed beads. Learn how to do a netting stitch for beaded jewelry by watching and following along.
Bead embroidery is such a free-form technique. I know many of us struggle with free-form, whether it is bead embroidery, bead weaving, bead stringing, wire work or metal work. I find bead embroidery is the easiest to try out free-form techniques.
Surface bead embroidery is a wonderful way of creating complex designs for jewelry, garments and other fashion accessories. The best known and most popular method used by jewelry artisans is with needle and thread. Ann Benson of Beads East has a wonderful video tutorial to show the basics of bead embroidery. The technique of back stitching and couching with beads is easy to do for all sorts of free form designs.
I am a self taught beader. I became interested in beading about 2 years ago when I wanted to spice up a shirt. So I went out and bought beading supplied and learned using trial and error. Then I got some beading books at a used book store; those are the best for finding cool books for making crafts!
Aren’t beaded beads fun? They can be the focus of a necklace or bracelet. They can be earrings. You can string a bunch of them for a necklace or bracelet. And they are great for using up leftover beads!
The following beaded necklace design is prepared for the upcoming Halloween. Halloween is a pretty great time for wearing handmade fun jewelry accessories, so just check out this beaded ball pendant necklace. The pendant is made with faceted oval black glass beads and 3mm orange seed beads. Here we go
A couple months ago I finally learned how to create a simple beaded ball. Or at least, this is my variation. Materials you will need: 12 beads (24 for two balls), nylon monofilament (can use fishing line also), scissors or wire cutters.