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


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).