Bead weaving with seed beads can be made much more interesting by adding focal beads in the middle.

The two bracelets were designed by Sarah (top left) and Sandy (top right) using seed beads which coordinated with the porcelain focal bead and the lamp work one respectively. These beaders began their weaving from both sides of the large ones.

Adding the focal bead wrapped on a head or eye pin after bead weaving is an alternative to weaving it in - as Laura did on the bottom left picture. For her necklace (bottom right), Sarah deviated from her earlier bead weaving pattern by crossing over just once on each side of the focal bead. If you missed the posts on beading with multiple large beads, check here and here.

Bead weaving Collection #: 3
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