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Preserve Studio on craftsy.com
Saratoga Springs, New York

PJ Studio is an extension of Preserve Studio. I joined the Craftsy community because I want to share my knowledge and experience with other beginning bead enthusiasts. Many of the bead patterns in my ...

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12M Beaded Bead Tutorial

from Preserve Jewelry Studio
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 12M Beaded Bead Tutorial

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Some experience working with seed beads
  • Circular peyote stitch

Pattern Description:

Have you ever wondered how to make a beaded bead? The technique is simple and once you see it demonstrated picture by picture you will succeed with a few practice beads. I created this 8 page step by step tutorial with photographs so that you can make 12M beaded beads with size 15/0 seed beads. You will like how the smaller beads snug together creating a visually smooth bead. These beads are perfect for earrings, brooches, necklaces and bracelets. Not into making jewelry? You can use them for lampshade fringe, napkin rings, wine glass charms, etc.

This tutorial is for personal use only. Please do share or distribute. However, handmade beads are a labor of love and I do encourage you to make these beads, incorporate them into your designs and feel free to sell online or anywhere else. I want you to enjoy these beads as much as I do with no limitations. Thank you and enjoy!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12M Beads


  • 8M Unfinished Wooden Core Beads
  • Size 15/0 Seed Beads (Round Myuki or Toho)
  • Nymo D Thread
  • #12 Beading Needle
  • Beeswax
  • Markers or paint to match seed beads
  • Scissors

You Will Also Need:

  • 8M Unfinished Wooden Core Beads
  • Magnification tool is helpful