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?