Although I love all beads, I have always given short shrift to seed beads because I can’t do any weaving techniques. I am in awe of people who can take something as arguably prosaic as a seed bead and make something more with them. When I was in college I had some old necklaces that used a flat weave technique that I wore all the time. I wish I still had them! I am particularly in love with beaded beads.
There are so many bead artists I want to purchase from, and I have been hankering after some beaded beads (this link is to a tutorial) by Malin de Koning since the first time I saw them. I finally got some just recently. She makes gorgeous jewelry as well, so check out her blog and her store.
Malin had made a pair of earrings I really loved with her beaded beads, and so I used those as a bit of inspiration for my own pair.
I used the last vestiges of the my first batch of WoolyWire and some small polka dot beads. I love how they feel on. Very swingy.
Perhaps one day I might be brave or patient enough to try making a beaded bead!