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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Tutorial - Beaded Beads by Malin de Koning

If you want to see my reveal post about the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party, please click HERE.


Hi,
I have been asked to make a tutorial on how I make my beaded beads. I've been making lots of them lately as you can see in the picture below. I will tell you more about them, and my sort-of-process in the video.


This is the particular bead I will show you how to make in my tutorial. In fact it is the one furthest to the left which is the one I am making in the video.


Anyway, before you start watching I want to tell you this is a playlist consisting of 8 separate films. The next one starts automatically when the current one finishes. All you have to do is to click the play button below. The whole playtime comes together to about 1 hour. Which is a little more than the time it takes me to make one of these beads. I hope you will enjoy my conversation with you as I am working my way through :-). Oh, and on a separate note, next time I will be making one of these tutorials I will place my camera closer to what I am doing. It is a little too far away this time for my personal liking, but I hope you will get the gist of it all anyway. Please remember this is my first video tutorial ever. And please just write me a note if you have any questions. I hope I will be able to answer them. 

TIP!!! If the video would happen to load slowly, or jumps, look at it directly in YouTube.



Below, some close-ups of the beads I am mainly referring to in the tutorial.





All my best,Malin

14 comments:

SummersStudio said...

These are beautiful and in such rich happy color combinations.

Lola said...

I love this tutorial! I love how you shared the specifics yet encouraged playing with different sized beads to see how they affect the final shape of the bead. I always felt I needed to follow a pattern ... I didn't realize how intuitive it could be when you have a variety of beads to choose from and play with. Thank you for sharing this ... you beaded beads are so beautiful!

carla bianca said...

What a lovely set of crafted jewelry. Your designs are exquisite. Well done.
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SueBeads said...

So cool Malin! I hope I get a chance to make some - I love beaded beads!

TesoriTrovati said...

I get a big kick out of using beaded beads. They make me so happy! Partly because seed beads scare me, or only are used as spacers in my world so I totally appreciate when someone can wrangle them into something pretty like this! I will watch this when I am in my studio late one night this week so that I feel like I have a friend right there with me! Enjoy the day. Erin

Lori Anderson said...

SO VERY COOL!

Jennifer Jangles said...

Those are awesome! I cant wait to watch.

Tracy Statler said...

Love them Malin! The color combinations are so pretty. Good job on the tut!

Tracy Statler said...

Oh and the fact that these come out of your creative mind spontaneously and just come together like this without a plan is amazing. You are very talented Malin!

Rebecca said...

These are AWESOME. I haven't had time to watch the videos yet as I'm on holiday, but I will once I'm back in England. I just don't have the right brain for beaded beads, it's something I've always struggled with and it's frustrating as I love them. I am not good at structuring things - I don't have an engineering brain at all! The top picture is just stunning - like something out of Bead Dreams.

Jenni said...

These are gorgeous.. Have yet to watch video.. I am a bit " all thumbs!" when it comes to these litle ones... But the look of them is enchanting.
Jenni

Kashmira Patel said...

Super beautiful! Thank you writing this up for us!

Kokopelli said...

Oh, all these colors! Love them. Saw the link for your tut on Unikatissima's blog.

Jo said...

You have a lovely speaking voice. I am anxious to learn more.