Monday, June 6, 2016

French Marigolds

Beaded French Marigolds

To make beaded French Marigolds we need:
- size 11 seed beads of orange, yellow and green colors,
- wire 0.2 mm thick,
- green thread for winding leaves and stems,
- a vase into which we’ll place the flowers.

Monday, May 9, 2016

A football (soccer ball)

Beaded football

Today we will make a football (in American variation - a soccer ball) out of beads.
We will need:
- seed beads of two colors (I used size 8 seed beads of light-yellow and black colors);
- a wooden or rubber ball to fill the inner space of the beaded ball (for size 8 seed beads you need a ball of 3.8 cm in diameter);
- nylon threads of two colors (the same colors as the colors of beads);
- one or two beading needles (we will use the beading technique of brick stitch, so you can do with one needle only).

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Roses with mimosa

Beaded roses with mimosa

For making a bouquet of beaded roses with mimosa we will need:
- three beaded roses which we made earlier;
- size 10/0 seed beads of yellow and green colors;
- size 3 bugle beads of green color;
- wire 0.2 mm thick;
- a basket or a vase into which we’ll place the bouquet.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Oak twig with acorns

An oak twig with acorns out of seed beads

Today we will make a beaded oak twig with acorns.
We will need:
- size 8/0 seed beads: a few shades of brown, gray, yellow and green colors;
- wire 0.3 mm and 0.2 mm thick;
- brown thread.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Forget-me-not

Beaded Forget-me-nots

To make beaded forget-me-nots we need:
- size 10 seed beads of blue, yellow and green colors,
- wire 0.2 mm thick,
- aluminum or copper wire 1 mm thick for the base of a stem (I hadn’t got such a thick wire, so I’ve made a stem out of a wire 0.3 mm thick, folded in 8 rows),
- green thread for stem winding,
- a basket, vase or pot into which you’ll place the flowers.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

‘Pearls among hearts’ necklace

‘Pearls among hearts’ necklace

Thinking of the next beading tutorial, I wanted to embody a few ideas in a single item:
- at first, I wanted to make a beaded item for Valentine’s Day,
- at second, I wanted to make an item of beaded jewelry and most of all, a necklace,
- at third, that beaded item should be quite simple and shouldn’t need complicated weaving techniques and a large variety of materials,
- at fourth, despite of the above mentioned simplicity that beaded item should be original, elegant and attractive.

As a result, I made a necklace with heart-shaped elements and pearl beads. I called it the ‘Pearls among hearts’ necklace.

To make this necklace I used the beading technique of cubic right angle weave (CRAW) and a very simple range of materials:
- red color Czech seed beads of two sizes: 10/0 and 8/0,
- 10 mm pearl beads of white color,
- clasp for a necklace,
- nylon fishing line 0.2 mm thick and one or two beading needles (depends on the stringing method you use for making CRAW).

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Monkey - the sign of the 2016 year

Monkey in 3D beading

We continue our seasonal series of beading tutorials on winter and Christmas beadworks. As you know, the 2016 year is the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese zodiac. We already have a tutorial on a flat beaded monkey in brick stitch on our site and today we will make another monkey, in the technique of 3-D beading on two segments of wire.

We will need:
- size 10/0 seed beads of four colors: red, pink, black and white;
- wire 0.2 mm thick.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Snowflake of bugle beads, seed beads and round beads

Beaded snowflake out of different types of beads

We continue our seasonal series of beading tutorials on winter and Christmas beadworks. Today we will make one more snowflake.
We will need:
- bugle beads #3 (I used bugle beads of silver color);
- seed beads #10 (I used seed beads of white color);
- round beads 4 mm in diameter (I used round beads of light gray color);
- wire 0.3 mm thick and 1 meter long.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

‘Autumn colors’ earrings

‘Autumn colors’ beaded bracelet and earrings

Today we will make the ‘Autumn colors’ earrings which make up a set with the bracelet that we made earlier.
We will need:
- two 12 mm round beads of red color,
- size 8 Czech seed beads of orange color,
- size 10 Czech seed beads of yellow color,
- two ear wires,
- nylon fishing line 0.25 mm thick and one or two beading needles (depends on the stringing method you use for making CRAW).

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Keychain with Scorpio (Zodiac sign)

Beaded keychain with Scorpio (Zodiac sign)

We continue a series of keychains with zodiac signs. Today is the turn of Scorpio. For beading we will use the technique of brick stitch.
We will need:
- size 8/0 seed beads of five colors; I used seed beads of light-yellow, gray, brown, yellow and green colors,
- nylon fishing line 0.25 mm thick and two beading needles (as usual in brick stitch, you can do with one needle only).

Monday, October 26, 2015

‘Autumn colors’ bracelet

‘Autumn colors’ beaded bracelet

Today we will make a bracelet out of seed beads of two sizes and large round beads. I called it the ‘Autumn colors’ bracelet. To make this bracelet, we will use the beading technique of cubic right angle weave (CRAW).
We will need:
- 12 mm round beads of red color,
- size 8 Czech seed beads of orange color,
- size 10 Czech seed beads of yellow color,
- clasp for a bracelet,
- nylon fishing line 0.25 mm thick and one or two beading needles (depends on the stringing method you use for making CRAW).