Ask a Jewelry Designer – All About Seed Beads

All Bout Seed Beads

Seed beads are still one of my very favorite beads. They are so small and so simple but you can create endless designs with them. The variety of colors they come in is awe-inspiring. In terms of projects, you can string, embroider, weave, loom, glue, embed in resin, knot, crochet, and more with them. There is no limit to the things you can make with seed beads.

Featured Video: An Overview of Seed Beads

Some of the most popular seed beads are Czech glass seed beads, Toho round seed beads, Miyuki round seed beads, and Miyuki Delica seed beads. Each one has a different shape and works up in a slightly different way.

Featured Video: An Overview of Seed Beads

To help determine which bead you might want to use for a project, we created a guide to seed bead sizes. It shows approximately how many beads per inch, the recommended needle size and the size of the bead in millimeters. For design inspiration, view some free beading projects featuring seed beads:

Retired - Autumn Harvest Bangle
Retired - Autumn Harvest Bangle
Retired - Blue Jean Baby Loom Bracelet
Retired - Blue Jean Baby Loom Bracelet
Retired - Grand Cayman Bracelet
Retired - Grand Cayman Bracelet
Retired - Purrfect Kitten Necklace
Retired - Purrfect Kitten Necklace
Retired - Sweet May Daisy Chain Bracelet
Retired - Sweet May Daisy Chain Bracelet
Retired - New York Hustle Bracelet
Retired - New York Hustle Bracelet
Retired - Sedona Spirit Wrap Bracelet
Retired - Sedona Spirit Wrap Bracelet
Retired - Candy Corn Parade Bracelet
Retired - Candy Corn Parade Bracelet

VIEW ALL BEADING PROJECTS

Is there something you have been wanting to know about seed beads? Please ask your questions in the comment section of this blog post. On Friday, June 17th at 12pm PT, Julie will answer all your seed bead questions and show a comparison of seed bead sizes and styles in a Facebook live event.

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