Seed beads have always been around just like the other beads. There are different types out there and vary from sizes to quality. These beads have always fascinated me because of the finishing and beauty they exude when used alone or combine with other bigger beads.
Just to chip in, they come in sizes 6/0- 15/0. The higher the number on it, the smaller the size. For instance, the size 6/0 is bigger than size 8/0 and that is also bigger than size11/0. This goes on if you understand what I mean. They come from different manufacturers, hence this shows in the quality, color, and uniformity of the seed beads. The cheap ones are not uniform in their cut, some of them fade fast, while others tend to lose their luster and shine as time progresses.
The expensive ones are uniform in size and cut. They retain their shine and look more polished. Either way, seed beads are lovely when you work with them.
Here, a potpourri of two colors is used to create this multi-strand set. They are 31 strands intertwined in this necklace while a matching earring is picked to go with the brooch. By the way, the brooch is optional as you can equally rock the necklace without one.
Also, multi-strand drop earrings and bracelet can be made to go with the necklace. There are variations to this design. Meanwhile, here is what I did…
I apologize for the long absence again. This is not intended as a lot of things went down these past months! I must however say, I did squeeze out some time to bead and get challenged and inspired when time permits.
This is my latest design and its made up of 15-layers in front and 8 on both sides at the back. The 2 plates on both sides took almost a day to fill up with the beads. That was the most challenging aspect of the desig
The design came in monochrome and multi color too. The multi color was difficult to balance out because of the various colors used. This took me such a LONG time to sort out! At a point, I almost wanted to give up and do a simpler version. But I told myself, if I don’t do it now, I won’t learn from my mistakes and get better. Hence, I did challenge myself and got the work done!
More colors came in as well, the black and white versions! What’s your favorite and why?