I finally got around to posting some more hama bead weaving images. I decided against baskets in the end and went for candle holders instead!
I had intended to make a whole army of them but we’ve all has a dodgy stomach bug over the last few weeks so it put a bit of a dampner on my plans!
The neon semi-transparent beads worked really well against the opaque white beads and the jars look really pretty with the light shining through them.
I was going to write a proper how-to but there is a really fantastic bead weaving tutorial here which is better than anything I could put together.
Hints and tips:
♥ You will need some shirring elastic, a darning needle and some hama/perler beads.
♥ I would say that hama bead weaving is too fiddly for little kids and best aimed at teenagers or grown ups!
♥ Threading the first few rows is pretty fiddly so don’t be put off by this. After that it’s a piece of cake.
♥ I have found it easier to sketch a design first, rather than trying to figure one out along the way. With this in mind I have put together a printable design sheet here!
♥ You don’t need fancy candles…just use an old glass jar and stick a tea-light inside.
♥ If you don’t fancy candle holders then you can make bracelets, baskets, plant pots and coasters using the same method. You can also use seed beads to create some stunning jewellery. Inspiration here!
If you have any questions then leave a comment and I will get back to you.
Happy Monday all!
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