In my last blog, I mentioned I had 3 projects planned for the Autumn months. Well, I’m happy to say that my first project is now ready for you to enjoy… It’s an easy beaded box, made from Superduos. And you can find it here.
What makes an easy beaded box tutorial?
Well, in my book, an easy beaded box tutorial meets the following criteria:
- It doesn’t take too long to make
- You can use beads from your stash, so you don’t have to wait for a bead order to arrive
- It’s not technically difficult, so you don’t have to be hugely experienced to try it
- You get to learn with video demonstrations as well as the written pattern
So, there you have it. That’s what you’ll be getting with this beading project. Now, how did I come to create this design…?
How the Superduo Beaded Box grew…
As you probably know, I’ve been having a little clear out to make some space for new beginnings. So, I’ve been sorting through my (many!) boxes of beads and you just wouldn’t believe how many Superduos I’ve acquired!
I think I actually have more different colours of Superduos than I do in Delicas! Not bad going…
So, I got to thinking: could I make a beaded box from Superduos?
As with many of my designs, this is a bit of an evolution. Back in 2017, I made my first beaded Advent Calendar – some of you might remember it?
Well, I used Superduos for the sides of the boxes in my calendar. So, I already knew two important facts:
- It’s quick to make beaded boxes with Superduos
- Superduos give a really lovely texture to the box
(And of course, they work in terms of giving enough strength!). So, my next question was: could I use JUST Superduos to make an easy beaded box?
Well, yes, I could!
I decided to add a little embellishment in the form of a Rivoli on the lid. But if you really dislike that, you can leave it out. It just added a bit of interest and created a neater finish for the top of the lid.
So, there you go: that’s how this design came about!
Time to get beading…
Now, I’m sure you don’t want to hang around reading me waffle on. No! It’s time to get started on your own box. I wonder what colour combination you’ll choose? The tutorial gives you a ton of ideas to try, so get creative!
And, whether you like watching videos, or prefer working from written instructions, I’ve got you covered. You get both with this project! So, enjoy…
And, I should be back in a couple of days with exciting news about another of those three beading projects. So, make sure you’re signed up to my blog so you don’t miss out!