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How to Work with Seed Bead

There are many methods when using seed beads as follows.Find the size of the bead. Bead sizes are often marked on the package in millimeters or just a number. 2.Decide what you are going to use the beads for. Sketch a design of the work.3.Get some supplies. Seed bead needles are flexible and will help you work with the beads.4.Get stringing. If you are making a bracelet or necklace, for example, put a

Flower Bead

Crocheted Heart

TOOLS and MATERIALS:Seed beadsFlexible stringing materialstringing needlecrochet hookscissorsrulerflat nosed pliersround nose pliersMetal parts: 30 cm of wire with a diameter of ca 1 mmStep1: The basis for the effective result when using this technique is the regular layout of the seed beads which will subsequently be strung and used for crocheting. In our example, we have alternated four sizes of rocaille in varied opaque colors.Step 2: Unwind the flexible stringing material fro

Tubular Peyote Stitch

Here'sHow:1.String all of the beads for both Round 1 and Round 2, leaving a 6 inch tail of thread, making sure you have an even number of beads strung. Remember that each completion is called a "round", rather than a "row".2.Holding the tail in your left hand (for righties), pass through the first bead strung to make a circle.3.String the first bead for round 3, then pass through the next bead in line below from Row 2.4.Continue in this manner until all of the rounds in your graph have been

Scalloped Horizontal Net

1. Attach your thread to the back of the seam as close to the edge as possible. Pick up a bead and go through the fabric from back to front. Then bring your thread up through the bead so that it lies flat across the edge of the seam. Pick up six more beads and attach the sixth to the seam in the same manner. Leave a ¼ inch gap between the first bead you attached and this one. Continue adding groups of six beads along the entire edge. If the seam is continuous, connect the last section to the fi

Vertical Net

1. Attach your thread on the inside of the seam near the top. Pick up a bead and go through the fabric from back to front very near the edge. Go up through the bead you just added. Pick up one green, 3 blue, 1 green, 3 blue, 1 green, 3 blue, and 4 green.Go back down through the 1st of the four green to form the diamond shape at the end. 2. Pick up 3 blue, 1 green and 3 more blue. Go down through the second green bead from the bottom in the first row of beads you added. Pick up 3 more blue and

Interlocking Loops

1. Attach your thread and bring your needle out through the edge of the seam. Pick up a bead and go down through the edge of the seam to the left of where your thread is coming out. Come back up through the edge to the right of where you went into it and go left through the bead. 2. Pick up 15 beads and make a loop by going left through the anchor bead again. Continue up and around through the first 8 of the 15 you just added. 3. Pick up 20 more beads and anchor the last of them by going down

How to Crochet Over Single Crochets in a Circle

Round 1: Beginning with a magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc into ring, tighten loop, sl st in first sc: 6 scRound 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 scRound 3: ch 1, working over the stitches of the last round, work 3 sc into each space below around: 18 scThe photo below shows this in progress. The symbol indicates round one, indicates round 2, and indicates round 3. The arrow is pointing to the space where the next stitches will be worked. Note: In round 3, you are always wo

How to Crochet a Floppy Ruffle

Abbreviations:chaindouble crochettreble crochetslip stitchFoundation: ch 16.Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 ch count as 1 dc), dc in each ch across: 14 dcRow 2: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout pattern), turn, skip first dc, dc in next dc and in each dc across: 14 dcNote: The last dc on the row is made in the top of the beginning ch-3 on the previous row. Row 3: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc, *3 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * across: 35 dc

How to Wrap a Bracelet in Crochet

What you will need:About 12 yards crochet thread25 or more seed beadsA bracelet or something that fits like oneCrochet hook, any size will do but I used size 3.75mm 1. The first thing to do is string all the beads onto the yarn. Depending upon the size of your beads, you may have some difficulty. I simply dabbed a bit of glue onto the end and rubbed it in. It should dry in seconds. 2. Start with a slip knot on the hook. 3. Bring the slip knot through the middle of the ring and hold it in

Double Crochet with Beads

You all need:crochet thread or yarnbeadsneedle1. First string the beads onto your crochet thread or yarn. Remember to put enough beads on. 2. Begin crocheting the desired number of stitches, pushing the beads down out of your way. When ready to add the bead, bring first bead close to the work area of stitch. 3. Yarn over, then insert crochet hook into the next stitch. Remember to keep the bead tight in place. 4. Yarn over, pull loop through stitch. You should now have 3 loops on the hook

Single Crochet with Beads

Materials you need:crochet thread or yarnbeadsneedle1. First string the beads onto your crochet thread or yarn. Remember to put enough beads on. 2. Then begin crocheting your work. I made 2 rows of single crochet here. As you go, you will just push the beads down out of your way. 3. We will now add the beads on the wrong-side row. To add a bead, bring one bead close to the working area of your stitch. 4. Make a single crochet with the crochet thread leaving the bead in place where it is.

Branch Fringe

1. This type of fringe requires a lot of thread, so make sure that you have at least a 5' length to work with initially. You can always add more as you go if you run out.To get into position, weave needle down so that you are exiting the bottom edge of your beadwork. If you do not have a long enough thread, add a new thread in the body of your beadwork and weave down so you are exiting the bottom edge.Pick up the number of beads you would like for the strand of fringe, plus two. In this examp

Twisted Fringe

1. To get into position to start working twisted fringe, weave your needle so that you are exiting the bottom edge bead of your beadwork. If your thread is not long enough, attach a new thread in the body of the beadwork and weave down so that you are exiting a bottom edge bead.Pick up the number of beads you want for your fringe, plus two. I used 14 beads for the body of my fringe, for a total of 16 beads.Skip the last bead and pass needle back through the next bead. 2. Pick Up the Second L

Bead Crochet Instructions

Suppliespony beadsone skein of light colored yarnCrochet Toolssize 5mm crochet hooktapestry needlescissorsInstructions1. String all Beads Onto Stringing MaterialString all of your beads onto bead cord (yarn, thread or wire) in the order called for in a pattern. Notes: Use a sewing or tapestry needle to assist you with stringing the beads onto your stringing material if it is too flimsy to act as a needle on its to pick up a bead.The stringing material is not cut before adding beads.

Circular Brick Stitch

Instructions:Step 1For your first sample, string 3 beads of color 1, push them towards the end of the thread, make a knot and leave a tail.The illustrations show the thread loose so you can see the thread path, however, you will be pulling the thread taut each time you add beads. These beads are the original "3-bead start." Step 2Bring your needle up through the 3rd bead of the 3-bead start. Step 3String 2 beads of color 2 and pull the thread taut. These 2 beads