I have recently been working with some new shaped seed beads. And you all know how much I love making beaded boxes. So, I thought why not try mixing the two? Now, may I present my Paisley Duo beaded box…
The Paisley Duo beaded box uses the following materials:
- Size 10 Delicas
- Paisley Duos
- 4mm pearls
- True2 beads
- Your choice of beading thread
As with all beaded boxes, you need a good tension. So, please choose whichever thread will best help you to achieve this. You can buy all the supplies for this project in my beading supplies here>>
So, grab your copy of the pattern, check the quantities you need. And then pop back to use the discount coupon on your receipt and save a little money on the beads!…
…Or, just buy a complete kit here>>
Experience and Techniques
You will be using circular and tubular Peyote stitch to make the basic box. The pattern instructions assume you are already familiar with these techniques. But if you do need some extra help, I have a free tutorial you can download – just pop to the free tutorial section on here.
You are going to use simple stringing techniques to add the decoration.
I recommend this project for advanced beaders. There are some tricky parts to the box (nothing worse than on any other beaded box!). Plus, you may find it tricky getting used to the thread paths through the Paisley Duo beads. But if you are good at following instructions, feel free to try this at any level of experience.
About the Paisley Duo Beaded Box
As I said at the beginning, I wanted to see how I could incorporate shaped seed beads into a beaded box. So, in this Paisley Duo beaded box, I have taken full advantage of the shapes and colours of the beads.
I happen to think that shaped, multi-holed seed beads are great for embellishment. They give you an immediate design interest through their shape. And the Paisley Duos certainly don’t disappoint here!
So, this box measures about 2″ across and about 1.5″ high. It will hold some cute little treasures and is great fun to make.