It’s All in the Details – Seed Bead NecklaceBy
Seed beads are a great bead to use in creating custom made jewelry. Why? Because they allow you to have a tremendous amount of detail, flexibility and color while blending together an amazing color pallet.
Take for example this necklace. My inspiration was the lampwork glass beads that were designed by Juli Cannon of Juls Beads. What popped out at me was two-fold. First, I liked the swirl ribbing that encapsulates the beads. It gives the beads a frozen in time look. Secondly, the swirl of color within the bead just called my name. The blues and purples play so well together that it was natural to choose seed beads to bring the colors out.
In this design I used the set of lampwork glass beads as 5 mini-focals, and created the seed bead spirals leading up to each focal. I embellished with silver beads that also appear to swirl… keeping with the theme.
Seed beads are a light weight choice of materials that will add a large pop of texture and color. So whether you are looking for handmade beaded necklaces for your bridal party, sisters or granddaughters something can be designed to fit the look you’d like no matter what the color scheme!