How to Make a 12mm Seed Bead Spiral Beaded Bead

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Hey everyone! In today’s video I will show you how to make a beaded bead, with a spiral design of seed beads, on a 12mm round base. I recommend using a higher-quality brand of seed beads, such as Miyuki or Toho, for a better result. The base of the bead can be almost ANY form of 12mm round bead. The ones I used happened to come in this month’s Bargain Bead Box subscription, and provided the inspiration for this tutorial. Please see below for links to similar materials and supplies:

Materials List:

✔ 1 – 12mm Round Bead (can be glass, wood, stone – almost anything!) 

✔ 1g – 11/0 Round Seed Beads, Color A

✔ 2g – 11/0 Round Seed Beads, Color B

(Miyuki Brand)  (Toho Brand)

✔ 1 – Headpin, at least 1″ long

Wire Cutters

Jewelry Pliers 

Beading Thread, 6lb. Fireline 

Beading Needle, size 10-12 

How to Make a 12mm Seed Bead Spiral Beaded Bead

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