Understanding Seed Beads

Seed beads are a wonderfully versitile product that once mastered, open up an entire universe of possibilities.
There is a plethora of weaving techniques to practice and learn, but knowing where to start can be intimidating. Seed beads are the smallest of all the beads and require the correct needles and threads to complete even the smallest of tasks successfully.

Traditionally, seed beads are meassured in something called ‘aughts’ or colloquially refered to as ‘oh’s’ as you would say ‘zero’. When written numerically, this meassurement is depicted as 11/0, 8/0, 6/0 etc.

These days, seed beads come in all shapes and sizes; featuring multiple holes, dazzling shades and interesting textures. But the classic shapes will always remain a bead weaving favourite.

Launch into your seed bead journey with confidence using our list of the most common beginners quieries.

Enjoy x

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