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August 2007 Beaded 3-D Seal Project

You can find a variety of Free Arts and Craft Project here, including beaded project and other project. This month's project is a 3-D beaded Seal Charm made with Japanese seed beads using the Right Angle Weave technique (RAW). Great as a fashion accessory or as a jewelry gift.

The pictorials are illustrated with spaces between beads for a clearer direction, in the actual beading, there should be no spaces.

Beaded Seal :

What you need:

1)    Glass seed beads size 11/0 (black, purple, champagne)
2)    Beading string (0.25mm) & Wire (0.25mm)

Always Remember to pull tight on EVERY STEP.


Step 1:
  • Cut a piece of beading string around 1 meter long.

    Add one purple bead on each side of the string (total of 2) and one black bead (this will be the nose) to crisscross both strings through. Make sure your work is shifted to the middle of the string (marked with the red dot).
Step 2:
  • Continue to:

    Add two purple beads on the bottom (blue) string, crisscross the top (red) string through the last bead added.
Step 3:
  • Continue to:

    Add one purple bead, one black bead, two champagne beads on the right (red) string, crisscross the left (blue) string through the last added bead. Continue to pass the red string (the one you just used to add new beads on) through the adjacent bottom purple bead from step 1 (shown where the red arrow is coming out from) - remember to pull tight. 
Step 4:
  • Continue to:

    Add one champagne bead, one black bead, one purple bead on the top (blue) string, crisscross the bottom (red) string through the last added bead. Continue to pass the blue string (the one you just used to add new beads on) through the adjacent bottom right purple bead from step 1 (shown where the blue arrow is coming out from) - remember to pull tight..
Step 5:
  • Continue to:

    Add three purple beads on the left (red) string, crisscross the bottom right (blue) string through the last added bead. Continue to pass the red string (the one you just used to add new beads on) through the adjacent two purple beads from step 2 and 3. (shown where the red arrow is coming out from. 
Step 6:
  • Continue to:

    Add two purple beads on the bottom (blue) string, crisscross the right (red) string through the last added bead.
  • This is the last small bead circle of the first anticlockwise beading round.
Step 7:
  • This is the start of a new layer of bead circles: Continue to:

    Add four champagne beads on the bottom (red) string, crisscross the top (blue) string through the last added bead. Continue to pass the red string (the one you used to add new beads on) through the top black bead from step 3 (shown where the red arrow is coming out from).
Step 8:
  • Continue to:

    Add three champagne beads on the bottom (blue) string, crisscross the top (red) string through the last added bead. Continue to pass the blue string (the one you used to add new beads on) through the left champagne bead from step 3 (shown where the blue arrow is coming out from).
Step 9:
  • Continue to:

    Add three champagne beads on the top (red) string, crisscross the bottom left (blue) string through the last added bead. Continue to pass the red string (the one you used to add new beads on) through the left champagne bead from step 4 (shown where the red arrow is coming out from).
Step 10:
  • Continue to:

    Add three champagne beads on the top (blue) string, crisscross the bottom left (red) string through the last added bead. Continue to pass the blue string (the one you used to add new beads on) through the bottom black bead from step 4 (shown where the blue arrow is coming out from).
Step 11:
  • Continue to:

    Add three champagne beads on the top (red) string, crisscross the bottom (blue) string through the last added bead. Continue to pass the red string (the one you used to add new beads on) through the bottom purple bead from step 5 (shown where the red arrow is coming out from).
Step 12:
  • Continue to:

    Add three champagne beads on the right (blue) string, crisscross the bottom (red) string through the last added bead. Continue to pass the blue string (the one you used to add new beads on) through the right purple bead from step 5 (shown where the blue arrow is coming out from).
Step 13:
  • Continue to:

    Add three champagne beads on the left (red) string, crisscross the right (blue) string through the last added bead. Continue to pass the red string (the one you used to add new beads on) through the right one purple bead (Marked 1) and one champagne bead (Marked 2) from step 6 (shown where the red arrow is coming out from).
Step 14:
  • Continue to:

    Add two champagne beads on the left (blue) string, crisscross the right (red) string through the last added bead. Continue to pass the blue string (the one you used to add new beads on) through the one top right champagne bead from step 7 (shown where the blue arrow is coming out from).
  • This is the last small bead circle of the Second anticlockwise beading round.
Step 15:
  • This is the start of a new layer of bead circles: Continue to:

    Add four new champagne beads on the left (red) string, crisscross the right (blue) string through the last added bead. Continue to pass the red string (the one you used to add new beads on) through the two top right champagne beads (Marked 1 and 2) from step 7 and 8 (shown where the red arrow is coming out from).
Step 16:
  • Continue to:

    Add three new champagne beads on the bottom (blue) string, crisscross the top (red) string through the last added bead. Continue to pass the blue string (the one you used to add new beads on) through the two top champagne beads (Marked 1 and 2) from step 8 and 9 (shown where the blue arrow is coming out from).
Step 17:
  • Continue to:

    Add three new champagne beads on the right (red) string, crisscross the left (blue) string through the last added bead. Continue to pass the red string (the one you used to add new beads on) through the two top champagne beads (Marked 1 and 2) from step 9 and 10 (shown where the red arrow is coming out from).

Go to Page 2 to continue the Beaded Seal Tutorial

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