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.
Jewellery Maker is already well-known for its fabulous gemstones. So, I wanted to illustrate how you can enhance them with seed beads. I called this seed bead bracelet tutorial ‘Seafoam Bracelet’ because the technique you will be using is called ‘wave stitch’. Plus, the colouring of the design reminded me of the way in which waves crash and foam in the sea.
Techniques and Materials
This project requires size 8 seed beads in two colours. The bead size will help you to see more clearly as you work. You will be using a very simple basic bead-weaving stitch called ‘wave stitch’. This technique 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. You need to keep to the same size 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. So if you alter the number of beads used in the base wave it can be made to fit different beads.
Finally, for extra help, you can find some really useful blogs and lots of information at My World of Beads.