So, I had a go at making some tutorials of the most basic stuff I make with seed beads...
Please let me know what you think!Beaded Bobby Pin (Basic) Tutorial
Measure out 30cm of 30, 28 or 26 guage beading wire, fold in half and insert the bent end in between the prongs of the bobby pin and follow the instructions below:
These pictures show gaps, but always pull tight at each step.
Repeat above steps until you reach the rubbered end of the bobby pin. To finish, wrap bare wire around the bobby pin end a few times to secure and cut away excess.
And here's a photo of a finished more complicated beaded bobby pin, but it uses this basic technique:Daisy Chain Tutorial
Measure out a generous length of beading thread and thread it onto a seed-beading needle, or cut a length of 30 guage beading wire and follow these instructions:
Use a stopper bead, crimp or knot to stop your beads from sliding off the end.
Make a circle, these will be your petals. These pictures show gaps, but always pull tight at each step.
Push the centre bead into the circle, it may try to pop out as you pull the thread tight.
Repeat above steps until you have reached your desired length. You may need to vary the bead count depending on your bead sizes to form a nice flower, and length may need to be adjusted by changing how many spacer beads (in green) you use between flowers. Finish a wired chain for a ring by threading through the first bead against the direction you have been beading. Thread through several more beads for strength and tie off either by wrapping wire in between two beads, skipping a bead and backthreading, or looping the wire around and threading it back throught the last bead you've been through in the same direction you've been beading.
Here are some finished Daisy Chain Rings:
Thanks for reading, if you got this far. Please tell me what you think. I'd love feedback!