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Beaded Beads: Jewelry Inspiration, Patterns, and Tutorials
My beading hubs have been very well received so I'm writing another one. This time I decided to focus on beaded beads. This is not one of my particular fascinations right now like Czech dagger beads are, but it is a widely used technique with many possibilities for jewelry making. I have experimented with a few simple beaded beads and will probably experiment with more in the future. I have included a variety of beaded bead patterns, both for single beads and for projects that included beaded beads. I have also included examples of work with beaded beads. Enjoy and happy beading!
You can find all of the patterns that I reference in this hub by searching "beaded beads pattern" under the Supplies Tab on Etsy.
Please that unless it is specified otherwise, all patterns are: PDFs ONLY, for beginner beadweavers and beyond, and are for personal use only.
Elegant Soiree - Large Burgundy Beaded Beads Earrings in Sterling Silver Cups
Pattern #1: Japanese Screen Seed Bead Bracelet Kit
This listing is for the full kit with beads and wire. The beads included in this particular kit match the third photo in the listing. It is recommended that you have some experience with the peyote stitch before attempting this project. There are numerous color combination possibilities as well as ways to customize the bracelet such as different bead widths.
Crystal Beadwoven Pendant Unique Jewelry Golden Lace
Pattern #2: Bead Jewelry PDF Pattern, Necklace, Stone and Glass with Beaded Beads
This tutorial combines beaded beads with glass beads to make a beautiful necklace. The color combinations and possibilities for bead components are endless.
Pattern #3: Chiricahua Necklace Pattern
This pattern combines two different beaded beads to create a necklace. The different sizes and shapes of the beads creates a beautiful, textured look. This pattern is appropriate for intermediate beadweavers and beyond. It uses right angle weave, spiral rope, and stringing techniques.
Pattern #4: Blooming Beads - Volume One
One of Carol's most popular patterns to date is her Blooming Beads pattern package with four original beaded beads. It's not hard to see why this pattern set is so popular. As the beaded beads require odd count peyote, the package is appropriate for intermediate beaders and beyond.
Golden Beadwoven Necklace with Trinity Focal
Pattern #5: TUTORIAL - Beadwoven Treasure - Crown Bead and Hana Ami motif
There are so many possibilities for this simple bead. I love how it can be used for pandora bracelets. The beaded beads add a unique touch to the bracelets.
Pattern #6: Netted Beads Tutorial
This tutorial uses a netting technique to work up these little beads. The second photo in the listing shows a variation also included in the tutorial. The different sized beads coordinate perfectly for bracelets and necklaces.
Hannagan Meadow Beadwoven Necklace with Beaded Beads
Pattern #7: Beading Pattern - Temari Ball Bead Woven Pendant
This pattern takes the concept of a beaded bead to a whole new level with lots of fringe and embellishment. This pattern is appropriate for advanced beadweavers and beyond.
Pattern #8: Beaded Bead Tutorial SATURN
This is a tutorial for creating a beaded bead around a wooden bead with additional embellishment. She has a separate pattern for the beaded bead without the embellishment, too. I've linked both below.
Amethyst-Kiwi Triple Bubble Earrings-Sterling Silver
Pattern #9: Concave Quads
This pattern uses circular peyote stitch for a unique diamond shaped bead designed for a necklace or a pair of earrings. This is such a fun design.
Looking for free beaded bead patterns? Check these out!
Looking for a different type of homemade bead component? Make your own tube beads!
Great Beading Article
- Free Bead Loom Patterns: Square Designs
These patterns will work well with offloom square stitch, too.