This sunflower beaded box design is available exclusively in my ebook, ‘How to Make Beaded Boxes.’ So, if you want to make this project, please follow this link to purchase a copy of the ebook. It is sold as a download, or on CD-Rom. So, you get video demonstrations of all the techniques. Plus, you can print out pages if you wish.
This project uses the following beads:
- Size 10 delicas
The ebook includes information about where you can buy supplies.
Then, in addition to the beads, you will need your favourite beading thread. My preferred choice is Fireline, but you don’t have to follow that. Just use something that gives you good tension.
Experience and Techniques
The sunflower beaded box is made exclusively in Peyote stitch. So, you will be using a combination of variations. But don’t worry – I have demonstrated all of them on videos.
I would suggest this project is suitable for intermediate and beyond. But if you are just starting out and you’re prepared to learn some new things, then give it a go!
About the sunflower beaded box
When I was planning the designs for this ebook, I wanted to include as much variety and inspiration as possible. So, that meant variety in the box sizes and shapes, but also variety in the techniques for making the flowers. I had already decided on a theme of flower pots for all the projects. (So, this sunflower is just one of seven different designs included in the book).
I wanted to show you how easy – and quick – it is to create flowers from shaped seed beads. You only need a few, so they might be something that can use up some leftovers from your stash.
When I first received some Nib-bits, I stumbled upon this flower design. In this colouring, it is just like a sunflower. So, that became my inspiration. Then, I tried to co-ordinate the box design to match. This will show you how to add a pattern and re-scale a basic square box. And it’s much easier than you think!
So, I hope that will inspire you to grab a copy of the ebook. But if flower pots aren’t your thing, I have over 50 other beaded box designs you can check out here.