Seed Bead Patterns, Stitches & Designs
Looking for seed bead patterns? Look no further! Find all the seed beading patterns you could ever need along with other seed bead resources in this board.
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Don't "don't" yourself! We were inspired by Pinterest's recent ad campaign to think about limitations we set on ourselves. What's something you have told yourself you can't do in your craft? We challenge you to overcome it! Enjoy our quick-start guide to seed beads if you think seed beads are scary.
5 SIMPLY SEEDS PROJECTS: GORGEOUS BEAD WEAVING USING ONLY SEED BEADS You’ll find Simply Seeds projects in many issues of Beadwork. These are projects that are “strictly seed beads”—and other beads that you may have in your stash (crystals, fire-polished rounds, bugles)—without any of the multi-hole shaped beads. Beadwork editors hear you when you say you want more seed bead projects. We, too, hear the pleas of our seed beads from plastic bags, pop-top tubes, and tackle boxes. Please, use us!
QUICK-START GUIDE TO SEED BEADS & SEED BEADING New to seed beading and not sure where to start? Pick out some beads and get your creative juices flowing! We asked Tammy Honaman, founding editor of Step-by-Step Beads and bead artist extraordinaire, to introduce us to the basics. If you’re a seasoned pro, consider this a refresher or share it with a friend!
Marianna Zukowsky’s Eye of Horus project, found in the October/November 2018 issue of Beadwork magazine, is offered as a symbol of protection. The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol. Also called the Egyptian Eye, or Wedjat, it represents protection, royal power, and good health. In one myth, Horus’ eye was removed then restored. After it was restored, Horus offered his eye to his father, Osiris, in hopes it would restore his life.