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Seed Bead Earring Tutorials (9/14/2015)

2015 September 14

Sorry I missed posting last week. It was a very busy week. So for all of us that get so busy we can barely find time to blog, besides bead, here are some quick seed bead earrings to get your beading fix!

Coin Earrings Variations with SuperDuo Beads

Coin Earrings Variations

Coin Earrings Variations Sat, 05 Sep 2015 10:11:00 -0700

She wants the earrings to also have CzechMates tile beads in them and “Coin Earrings” was the only pattern I could think of to use. The thing is that the earrings don’t have any SuperDuos in them and I thought it would be nice if they did. So, last night I came up with a couple of ways to add SuperDuos to the basic “Coin Earring” design.

How To Make Seed Bead Earrings Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:26:58 -0700

If you are about to make beaded earrings at home, there is no doubt that the seed bead earrings is the best choice. Not only the patterns of the seed bead earrings are rich, but also the various color collocation. To those who have ever tried the seed bead earrings, though the tiny seed beads are sometimes a little annoying, the only thing needed is our patience.

Right Angle Weave Bead Patterns (9/4/2015)

2015 September 4

Right-Angle weave stitch, also known as RAW, is an off-loom bead weaving technique. This stitch is said to have originated somewhere in Africa, but examples can be found in beadwork from many cultures, including Philippines, New Guinea and England. Beads are stitched together with thread only making right angle turns, hence the name. The result is an almost fabric like piece of beadwork. Right-Angle weave can be woven with either one needle or two. – Wikipedia

Right Angle Weave Earrings

Right Angle Weave Earrings

Right Angle Weave Earrings With Dagger Beads Mon, 25 Jul 2011 08:42:25 -0700

Dagger-style beads are getting to be more and more popular, so here’s a tutorial for making a pair of earrings using right angle weave with these neat beads. And to make things more interesting, I’ve also used some of the new peanut-style seed beads.

Learn Cubic Right-angle Weave Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:00:00 -0800

Cubic right-angle weave differs from tubular right-angle weave in that it is a solid piece of beadwork with little “walls” between each unit. Tubular right-angle weave is just that — a hollow piece of right-angle weave that you can wrap around a cord or other armature to give it structure. Cubic right-angle weave doesn’t need an armature to give it a sound structure.

Crystal Bead Patterns (8/31/2015)

2015 August 31

Near where I live, there is a wholesaler for Swarovski crystals. If you can spend enough, you can attend an open house once every 3 months. Usually, there is a class to take in the afternoon, so my beading friends and I make a day of it, meeting for breakfast or lunch beforehand. It’s a lot of fun and we get great prices on crystal for making projects like these:

Crystal Earring Drop

Crystal Earring Drop

Crystal Earring Drop Mon, 09 Mar 2015 06:09:00 -0700

While browsing Pinterest, I came upon this necklace photo and it gave me an idea for embellishing a crystal drop bead. What I came up with is easy to do and the number of seed beads can be adjusted to fit different size drops. My tutorial includes the bead counts for two common sizes.

Beaded Crystal Net Necklace Thu, 08 May 2014 06:24:00 -0700

The Beaded Crystal Net Necklace pattern is very easy to make. Adding all the Fire-polished crystals makes this necklaces sparkle like crazy. It will look like you are wearing a very expensive necklace and be the star of the party. So grab your beads and start making yourself a beautiful necklace.

Bead Netting Patterns (8/28/2015)

2015 August 28

Bead netting can be traced back to Egyptian artifacts, New Kingdom, 664-525B.C. and is probably older in origin.  Bead netting can be found in most cultures around the world. Fiber netting is universal and has been used for fishing nets by fishermen since the earliest times of humankind. Some of the most exquisite bead netting was created in the 1800’s, especially during the Victorian period, many with pearls and jet beads. Bead netting was added as embellishment over fabric bags from 1850 through the early 1900’s. Bead Wrangler

Netted Bead Cord Tutorial

Netted Bead Cord Tutorial

Netted Bead Cord Tutorial Sun, 03 Nov 2013 20:33:17 -0800

This is not a new pattern in any sense of the word. There are many tutorials already available. So why do another. Simple. It took me an hour to determine for a 4mm Swarovski bicone what beads create the best net.  So here is what I decided, and the outcome.

Tubular Netting Stitch Bead Bracelet Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:51:00 -0700

Tubular netting stitch bead bracelet: List of supplies needed and instructions for making the tubular netting stitch pattern.

Mixed Media Tutorials (8/24/2015)

2015 August 24

One of my favorite projects ever was a mixed media necklace I made to celebrate my favorite show ever, Farscape. (Yes I’m one of those scifi geeks!) A fellow Farscape fan made a lampwork bead with the “F” on it. I gathered variety of ribbons, etc., to represent the story lines. I used a round semi-precious stone to represent each character. I added charms that had words on them that were important in the show like one and hope. It’s much too fussy to wear, but I love looking at it.

Mixed Materials DIY Beaded Necklace

Mixed Materials DIY Beaded Necklace

DIY Beaded Necklace: Mixed Materials Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:15 -0700

This DIY beaded necklace necklace is called ‘mixed materials’ because that is the main technique/style – it mixes fabric, metal, acrylic and stone. I love mixing materials for any project because it adds texture and depth. That’s it for this DIY beaded necklace! Can you imagine the possibilities for this style of necklace? So many colors and materials!

Mixed Media And Recycled Jewelry Tutorials Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 -0700

You will find that there is some overlap between this list of mixed media and recycled jewelry and some of the tutorials that have been assigned to other categories.  If a project uses found objects and bead embroidery, it will inevitably show up on both the mixed media list and the seed bead list.