Seed Bead Savvy: Learn How to Get the Most Out of Your Seed Bead Finishes

Jul 20, 2014

It's happened to the best of us: you pull together the beads for a new seed bead pattern, cut your thread, thread the needle, and begin to weave. About two inches into the beading project, you look down at what you're doing and realize that those colors look positively awful together. Yuck! What happened? Those beads looked so perfect in their tubes, sitting side by side on your bead mat!

We all know that matching up seed bead colors to create gorgeous beadwork is a lot harder than it looks. Creating color palettes that work well together requires a little more than just a flick of the color wheel. Seed beads come in such a huge array of colors, types, and finishes that it pays to know what finishes work well together, and which ones don't. Whether you're just getting started working with seed beads, or you're a more experienced beader who wants to create your own color palettes to customize the beading projects you make from your favorite books, magazines, and videos, we've got expert advice for you all about seed beads.

Don't waste any more time (or money) when confronted with the many choices of seed bead colors and finishes while you're shopping for beads. Have you ever spent a lot of your resources to stock up on seed beads, only to find out that they just don't work well together? Wouldn't it be great to go shopping for seed beads armed with the knowledge you need to make your purchases work well together to create stunning beaded jewelry?

Beki Haley, owner of, has been in the business of seed beads for thirty years. A nationally-known teacher and designer, Beki knows the secrets to making your seed beads work for you, and now she's ready to help you unlock the potential for creating professional color palettes using your seed beads.

Join us for a special live event, Seed Bead Savvy: Get the Most Out Of Your Seed Bead Finishes  with Beki Haley on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. EDT. You'll see examples of what seed bead finishes work well together, learn why other combinations don't work, how to use these combinations when creating beadwork, and you'll even have the chance to ask Beki questions in real time! Don't worry if you can't attend the live event -- register now, and you'll receive a link to the archived presentation with all of the information and questions from the live event. Register now for Seed Bead Savvy: Get the Most Out Of Your Seed Bead Finishes and find out how you can help your seed beads to play nicely with each other!

Bead Happy,


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MAA61 wrote
on Jul 20, 2014 2:11 PM

This sounds like a wonderful learning experience.  I currently have four tubes of beads for a fall project and was looking to add more colors, but each one has a different finish and I am now second guessing my choices.  Not having a bead store complicates things as shopping for seed beads online is sometimes just overwhelming.  I signed up, looking forward to the class.

jmaro wrote
on Jul 28, 2014 10:48 PM

    Is it still true that if you cannot attend the live web we will get a link to view it later? I had a reminder email that said if you could not attend to cancel your registration. I am very interested and have already registered, but already had plans and could not be home at that specific time.