Seed Bead Bracelets

youtube The Corner of Craft Seed Bead Bracelets

Cute, isn’t it? Three different seed bead bracelets give one :)

The previously presented seed bead bracelet looks completely different :)


Seed Bead Bracelets (DIY 3 Seed Bead Bracelets! How To Beginners Jewellery Making ¦ The Corner of Craft ) (video)
via: 3 Seed Bead Bracelets! by TheCornerofCraft

Here at unikatissima:
Seed Bead Bracelet

Buttoned I-cord Bracelet

unikatissima Buttoned I-cord Bracelet

I found a great instruction on how to make a beaded I-cord.
She knits an I-cord where she works in previously stringed beads.


unikatissima Buttoned I-cord Bracelet Because I only had seed beads I simply took some of my buttons and must say that I like the result, also.

My I-cord is a little bit uneven, because the heads of my buttons often got in my way, but I like it nevertheless ;-)


an anti pattern

Bead Intertwists

creadoo Perlenschlingen-Bead Intertwists

During my ‘beading time’ I wrote a (German) tutorial for bead intertwists as on the photo.


Here is the English translation:
for the bracelet:

  • selection of beads (here: various seed beads)
  • colour matching thread
  • needle

additional items:

  • pins
  • styrofoam or cork board

What to do:
unikatissima Bead Intertwists - Material
First make a selection of beads and place them at your disposal.

Tip: Uniform colouring connects visually; different forms, sizes and transparency makes it more vibrant.

In this example I used eleven different sorts of blue seed beads, some transparent, some with silver lining and some opaque.
More variety in sizes brings more vitality. The border between vitality and disquietness is to your liking.


unikatissima Bead Intertwists - step 1
Thread beads and make a frame of approximately the right size.

Connect the bead strings from time to time to the borders of the frame.


unikatissima Bead Intertwists - step 2
Weave more bead strings into the frame, connect them from time to time to other strings.

Tip: On the photo the inner bead strings are sometimes multi coloured.
During the work I found out, that this isn’t necessary and that one coloured strings mostly look better.


unikatissima Bead Intertwists - step 3
Continue to weave in bead strings: long strings, short strings, lengthwise, crosswise, over and under.

Tip: When the ‘fabric’ gets tighter it’s easier to work in the bead strings in sections.

On the photo I append about half a dozen white beads to a white string.

Pay attention to make a ‘fabric’ of consistent denseness.


unikatissima Bead Intertwists - step 4
When everything is finished attach any closure, e.g. a bead loop and a colour matching button.

I didn’t make any closure, because the item on the photo wasn’t meant to be a bracelet.



  • If the bead strings are carefully woven the ‘fabric’ keeps quite good its form.
  • I used simple cotton thread for the example and wove in the ends with some glue. I could do it this way, because the item was intended to be glued onto a sturdy surface and there would be no strains to the threads.
  • At the beginning it can be difficult to keep the form. The styrofoam or cork board can be of great help when pinning the item to the board.

Have fun!

Bead Intertwists (Perlenschlingen) (German)

Wire Bracelet

Wire Bracelet

Inspired by the tutorial on how to make wire beads I created a wire bracelet (I couldn’t get enough of all this wrapping of wire ;-)).
I although didn’t use any special tool but a simple steel kebab skewer I found somewhere in my kitchen ;-)
Because my wire seemed quite boring to me, I strung some green seed beads on it but they are barely visible.

Jewelry Making Techniques by WigJig: a colossal website for Jewelry Making and Wire Design
Tutorial on how to make wire beads

Beaded Spiral Beads

Beaded Spiralbeads

I once found in internet photos from some spiral beads beaded from seed beads. Because I really liked them, I figured out how to bead spiralbeads.
The instruction is in German, but I drew explaining pictures that (I hope ;-)) say it all.
You begin in the middle. First you increase the circumference of the bead in the first 3 rows, then in rows 4 and 5 you work straight to create the sides of the bead and from row 6 on you decrease in the same way you increased before.
I then created the necklace *Summer, Sun and Spots* and the bracelet *Little Black Dress* with such spiral beads.
The beaded strings for the necklace where made in tubular peyote stitch (here an English instruction). After having finished them, I sewed them on.
The bracelet ‘strings’ where made in flat Herringbone weave (here an English instruction).

Beaded Spiral Beads (in German)

Spiral Beads Necklace *Summer, Sun and Spots* (in German)
Spiral Beads Bracelet *Little Black Dress* (in German)

More instructions on:
Tubular Peyote Stitch (English)
Tubular Peyote Stitch (German): click ‘Anleitungen’ in left navigation bar, select ‘Schlauch-Peyote’

Flat Herringbone/Ndebele Weave (English)
Flat Herringbone/Ndebele Weave (German): click ‘Anleitungen’ in left navigation bar, select ‘Flaches Ndebele’

Tubular Peyote Earrings

craftster Tubular Peyote Earrings

I find these earrings soo cute!
And they are great to practice the Peyote technique, just as the beads that I combined with my paper beads.
Now at last I can make matching earrings for my paper beads bracelet ;-))


Tubular Peyote Earrings (Orange, yellow, and white 70’s style Peyote tube seed bead earrings (phew!))

Beaded Bead

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Making Paper Beads
Entries with the tag ‘Peyote’