seed bead earrings

January 24, 2017

For the past few months, I have been addicted to seed bead stitching. It reminds me a lot of hand-sewing, weaving, and macrame all rolled into one (sort of), but on a much tinier scale. When I got the itch to try it out, I remembered I kept this large pack of vintage seed beads that was once Ben’s when he was a kid. It took me awhile to figure out what to do because I couldn’t find any really good seed bead tutorials, so there was a lot of trial and error. So far, I’ve just made earrings. I’ve made plenty for myself, but also many more for gifts too. I have always admired traditional Native American beadwork (this book is good) and recently discovered Salihah Moore’s creations. I love how you can give this traditional craft a modern feel, so I’m definitely addicted.

My home can only have so many weavings and macrame pieces hanging on the walls, so it’s been really fun to make lots of earrings. My ears could use a different pair for each day of the week. My sister wanted a choker made from seed beads, so that’s next on my agenda.

I love learning new crafting skills and seed bead stitching has become a quick favorite. Have you learned any new crafts lately?

If you aren’t a maker and would rather buy a pair, check out these and these.




9 comments on “seed bead earrings”

  • jane says:

    Wow! These are gorgeous! These are the type of thing that people find out you made and ask if you could make them some…not realizing that they don’t just take 10 minutes. 🙂

  • Karla says:

    My big sis and I used to bead a lot when we were growing up and tried selling our jewelry. We actually made quite a few pieces like this, but it wasn’t as trendy then as it is now. I may have to try my hand at it again, if I have the patience for those tiny beads. 🙂 I still have a bunch of my bead stash.

  • OMgosh I am in love with your creations!!!!! Would you be willing to sell them? Please please and I do understand the intricacies to these babies.. Please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you. Lots of love and light, Leslie

  • Annamaria says:

    Tutorial Video please!!!!

  • Allison says:

    So pretty! How did you add the thread fringe on the ends??

  • Patricia Livesay says:

    Yes I love the yarn fringe. Would love to know how you did that!

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