Well, this Friday Feature is about one of my favorite seed bead items...beaded beads. Now, you would think that since I love them so much, and I'm a seed beader, that I make a lot of them, right? Sadly, no.
I want to, I really do!!! But those little babies are not quite as easy as they seem. If you are beading around an object, usually a wooden ball, you will need to perform decreases. Which need to look nice. Umm, yeah.
If you are making a self supporting bead, then you need to be really good at seeing in 3D, and at right angle weave. Yeah, well, let's move on, shall we??
Now, since I've discovered CRAW, I've had a lot of fun creating beaded structures, which I guess you could call beaded beads...sorta. I'll show you a few, and you can tell me.
Here's some other beaded beads I've made, that aren't round...so technically, they may not count...but it's my post, so I'm gonna show you anyway. :) Cause I'm nice like that. Your welcome.
This beauty is a free tutorial from the awesome Smader Grossman.
You can create these from instructions in Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork. As well as this beautiful Celtic Trefoil.
I am a work in progress, if nothing else! So, I thought I'd share some great beaded bead tutorials with you, so you can catch the bug too.
I'd love to know if you are good at making them, or if you are like me, a work in progress, or if you've never even thought about them.
I made you a little Etsy treasury, and a few links for some cool sites. Feel free to share your own favorites!
Seed Bead Components and tutorials for creating seed bead beauties.
Now, do your part, and leave me pat on the back for doing good, k?