Do these cornflower blue bead earrings remind you of farm life? Or of wild flowers in the mountains? It’s a set of Huichol-inspired flower earrings using seed beads only (plus string, earring hooks and a metal hoop to connect the parts).
Also, did you notice that these seed bead earrings could be made in white and a little bit of blue and silver also, and would double as snowflake earrings? Two beaded earring ideas with one free earring pattern.
In this case, Lisa Yang used six colors of seed beads (size 11), beading thread, two closed jump rings, two earring wires, and then her needle and scissors. She recommends using round Czech seed beads for their shape and variety of subtle colors. The thread she used is actually a fishing thread sold as beading thread. She used 10 lb thread here. You can see more of this free beading pattern and more from Lisa Yang at The Spruce Crafts here.
Beaded Bracelet (Free Tutorial)
To make this beaded bracelet, you basically are threading two strands and crossing them over each other at regular intervals! It’s a simple concept!
You pull your string through your clasp end so that you have enough string length on BOTH sides of the clasp. Now you put both strings through one bead, then branch the two strings off: Put 3 beads (alternating colors) on one side and 3 on the other, The put both through a new bead, and you’ll have completed one loop. You just keep going like this until the end, and you’ve got the basis of the bracelet. One more pass for the extra flower or leaf designs. This beaded bracelet free tutorial is by “Beading Tutorials,” who we’ve indexed in our crafter’s resources. Here’s their video for more instruction.
Beading Pattern for Bracelet
This is an elegant, but also spicy, beaded bracelet pattern that uses mostly small seed beads, but also a few larger beads. In the photos, they use a pearl like sphere, but you could use any larger bead you want to showcase, or even letter beads!
All you need for this one is: 11/0 and 10/0 seed beads and your larger beads (pearls used in the one shown are 10mm). This is obvious but you can just add segments to this bracelet until you have the size you want.
This pattern is by BeadsMagic, obviously! We’ve indexed them in our directory of beaders and beading resources (click here). Or click here for more beading ideas.