My mother loves to do bead embroidery using the beaded half cross stitch technique.  Check out these past posts to  see the beaded purse and shoe tops she made for me.  Some time ago, she wanted to try and make small beaded containers.  So I went scouting for relevant tutorials for her.

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This beautiful lined Treasure Box tutorial shown above is available from Lark Crafts.  It is from Amy Benson's book Tapestry Bead Crochet .

Mum also used to do bead crochet.  I remember how she got us kids to help her string the beads along the entire ball of thread.  She made it into a fun game by winding the thread all over the furniture in the living room. She sat in one spot with her threaded needle picking up the beads onto the thread while we ran around moving the newly strung beads down to the other end of the thread!

Not into bead crochet?  Then try Bead Jewelry Making's Beaded Box tutorial.  This is not a container but will make a sweet ornament.

I'm also planning to buy Mum this wonderful  book, Little Bead Boxes: 12 Miniature Containers Built with Beads by Julia Pretl.


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