About this seed bead bracelet tutorial
This seed bead bracelet tutorial makes one of the jewellery designs I created for my first show on Jewellery Maker TV. This was the seed bead launch day and I had a couple of kits with seed beads in different sizes and beautiful pearls to work with. Knowing that Jewellery Maker is already well-known for its fabulous gemstones, I wanted to illustrate how these can be enhanced with seed beads. I called this seed bead bracelet tutorial ‘Seafoam Bracelet’ because the technique you will be using is called ‘wave stitch’ and the colouring of the design reminded me of the way in which waves crash and foam in the sea.
The seed bead bracelet tutorial requires size 8 seed beads in two colours – this helps you to see more clearly as you work. The design uses a very simple basic bead-weaving stitch called ‘wave stitch’ which weaves around larger beads – in this case pearls. The basic wave stitch alone looks very attractive, but I added another dimension by using a simple embellishment. You will find that this seed bead bracelet tutorial includes details of the materials I used. These all came from Jewellery Maker. The seed beads are widely available, but if you have trouble finding the pearls I used, don’t worry. You can easily substitute these for another bead in a similar size. The reason for keeping to the same size is so that the waves will work around the beads. If you are already more experienced, then you should have the confidence to adjust the instructions in this seed bead bracelet tutorial so that the number of beads used in the base wave is altered slightly to fit the beads you are using. If you need any hints and tips about the bead-weaving basics, you can find some really useful blogs and lots of information at My World of Beads.