have been around for hundreds of years. The
first bead crafts were probably related to adorning clothing with thousands of
tiny beads, but artists soon discovered that they could use beads to craft
other items such as baskets, jars, and ornaments. There are many wonderful
examples of bead crafts in museums around the world!
But beaded crafts don't have to be big and elaborate. In
fact, you probably have everything you need right now to sit down and start
creating a piece of beaded art. Turn your trash into treasure by adding some
beads! And who hasn't admired those lovely beaded ornaments that turn up during
the winter holidays?
We've assembled a collection of eight bead craft projects
just to give you a taste of what those beads can do! We all know that beads can
be used to make beautiful jewelry, but with a little imagination, beads can be
used to craft all sorts of items.
Dig through your recycling and find an old glass
bottle, then turn it into a piece of beaded home decor by making Inga Hunter's Spangled Island Bottle. The beads and sequins will
brighten up any room!
Don't throw away that empty matchbox! Susan
Swanson's Ski Sweater Matchbox Cover fits like a glove so you can use that old
matchbox to store your favorite tiny bead treasures.
Make a decorative basket out of beads with
Alison Eastman's Dutch Spiral Basket. It's perfect for a sunny porch or your
favorite kitchen table.
Take an ordinary mesh bug box and turn it into a
work of bead art with Ramona Finocchiaro's Beaded Bug Boxes. These are
definitely NOT for the kids!
Learn some basic French beaded flower techniques
with Arlene Baker's Marguerite Daisy Pin. Beaded flowers are beautiful at any
time of the year, and this one can be made in any color for any occasion.
Learn a new beading stitch and whip up a set of
easy Herringbone Coasters using pony beads for your next party. Choose bright
colors of pony beads to make your party even more festive! The pony beads make
it easy to learn a new beading stitch!
Imagine how delightful a basket full of Yulia
Crystal Papakina's Beaded Easter Eggs would be-no refrigeration required! Hide
them in the backyard for your favorite egg hunter on Easter morning or tuck
them into a little Easter basket with some jelly beans.
What would the winter holidays be without a flurry
of Snowflake Ornaments by Robin Cowart? Sparkling seed beads make these beaded
ornaments an essential part of your holiday decorations, and they make great
beaded gift tags for your holiday packages.
Yes, beads have the power to turn the ordinary into the
extraordinary-with just a little bit of thread, wire, and patience, you can turn
an everyday object into a carefully crafted piece of bead art. Now that you've
seen just what you can do with bead crafts, take a look around and see where
you can add some more beads to your life! You never know where the beads will
show up next!
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