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Mini Beaded Bag

from Pam Preslar
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Mini Beaded Bag
Mini Beaded Bag
Mini Beaded Bag
Mini Beaded Bag
Mini Beaded Bag
Mini Beaded Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knowledge of that data in my FREE Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Tutorial

Pattern Description:

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Make this charming little beaded bag while learning all the steps necessary to make a beaded bag of any size.

Use the techniques you learn to make a larger bag to carry your cell phone and weave a cross body strap to hang it from. Keep your phone, ID and a couple of bucks in it for quick trips to the store. A larger bag is great for evenings out. Other bag sizes are discussed and photos of them are included in this tutorial.

This tutorial is 38 pages with 111 step by step full-color photos with accompanying text descriptions.

It also comes with my Bead Woven Fabric Tutorial which will teach you how to make a flexible and silky fabric of beads that you can use to make any design.

You can use this tutorial to make your own size bag and design. In order to teach the technique I have included a project which requires the materials listed.

You can see lots of photos of larger beaded bags made with the data in this tutorial here http://www.etsy.com/shop/PamPreslar?section_id=11482235.


  • 162 - 4mm bicone Swarovski Crystals or substitute
  • Size 11 seed beads
  • Button or bead (16mm) for a clasp
  • Nymo size D in a coordinating color
  • If you wove a single strip in crystals then you would need 13 crystals per inch. I divide it up by making some sections in seed beads. You may also want another button or bead for the strap.
  • I make bags in all kinds of shapes of 4mm and 3mm beads. Czech fire polish and druks (round glass) are great. They are economical and the metal colors have a rich appearance. Czech Preciosa beads are also nice and less expensive than other fine quality crystals.

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 10 beading needles, fine scissors or thread cutter

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