Getting Started Bead Weaving Series: Learn How to Embroider with Seed Beads Course featuring Tammy Honaman

Learn how to bead embroider with seed beads in this interactive course featuring instruction from Tammy Honaman.

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Learn how to showcase delicate, elegant designs with bead artist and instructor Tammy Honaman's bead embroidery course. Tammy's can do attitude is sure to ignite your passion for beading as she teaches you the essentials of seed bead embroidery while walking you through different bead embroidery projects. Each step of the way, you'll learn specific bead stitching techniques, such as peyote stitch, couching, stop stitch and more, so you can become a master by the end of the course! Then, you'll discover two different finishing techniques to polish off your design. You'll be able to print off a free pattern in the resource section and you'll even have the chance to interact and collaborate with other students in the discussion board. It's time to add bead embroidery to your skill set!

Lesson Breakdown

Lesson 1: Materials

  • An introduction to the tools and materials you'll need to bead embroider
  • Understanding materials that are 'nice to have'
  • Learn tips about foundation materials for bead backing
  • Understanding cabochons and stones
  • Finishing options to complete your design

Lesson 2: Preparing Your Design

  • Planning your embroidery design
  • Determining which beads and tools you'll need
  • Where to get inspiration

Lesson 3: Adding a Centerpiece

  • Adding a centerpiece to bead backing
  • Removing the shank from buttons to create centerpiece
  • Properly apply glue to centerpiece

Lesson 4: Embellishing the Centerpiece - Backstitch

  • Beginning your thread
  • Understand how to complete a basic bead embroidery backstitch
  • Embellishing your centerpiece with a single row of backstitch

Lesson 5: Embellishing the Centerpiece - Create a Bezel​

  • Continuing your previous thread to begin a Peyote bezel
  • Completing multiple rows of Peyote to create a bezel
  • Cinching your bezel with smaller shaped beads

Lesson 6: Embellishing the Centerpiece - Stop Stitch

  • Understand how to complete stop stitch
  • Embellishing the centerpiece with stop stitch

Lesson 7: Embellishing the Centerpiece - Stop Stitch

  • Understanding how to complete moss stitch
  • Embellishing the centerpiece with moss stitch

Lesson 8: Finishing Techniques

  • Finishing your thread
  • Trimming your bead backing
  • Placing a pin backing
  • Trimming and fitting ultra suede to accommodate pin backing
  • Stitching a picot edge

Lesson 9: Extras & Inspiration

  • Working with pointed back and oddly shaped stones or beads
  • Options for working with Shibori ribbon and charms
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Course Includes

Discussion board & Gallery: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the course. It's an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, express your inspirations, and share images of your work.

Resources: Downloadable and Printable files, including 1 Free Pattern and Shopping List of Materials Needed

Notes: This is a place for you to keep personal notes to help you with your work and the course content. Only you will be able to see your notes.

Optional Quizzes: Short optional quizzes to test your knowledge as you progress through the lessons

Video Lesson Run Time ≈ 88 minutes

The videos in this course are available for you to watch via streaming or by video download! For details, see the ‘Navigate Your Course’ section within the course.

About the Instructor

Tammy Honaman is the web producer and an online editor for Interweave's Beading and Jewelry group, and also teaches, demonstrates and speaks about jewelry-making nationally and internationally. She contributes jewelry-making projects, articles and designs to magazines, books and television programs. She is featured in videos on various industry-related websites, sharing her passion for all materials and techniques she explores.

Tammy has authored video titles for Interweave, such as Sporty Leather Bracelet with Metal Clay Charms, as well as Secrets to Metal Clay Success, Secrets to Art Clay Success and other jewelry-making videos available in DVD and digital formats. Tammy is the co-author of Polymer Clay Master Class, the founding editor of Step-by-Step Beads, and former editor of Step-by-Step in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.

Tammy has served as technical editor on several metal clay and jewelry-making books and magazines, a former Executive Director of the International Polymer Clay Guild, and on the board of other jewelry related organizations.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R6787
Product Type Course
Author/Designer Tammy Honaman
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