How to make a beaded box: online beading class for beginners
Have you been wondering how to make a beaded box? Are you afraid that this is too difficult for you? Well, this online beading class is aimed at beginners. So, this is exactly what you need to take the first step into beaded boxes.
What skills do you need?
When I say this is for beginners, I mean it’s for someone who hasn’t made a beaded box before. If you are an absolute beginner in beading, then of course you can start with a beaded box. I mean, we all have to start somewhere, so why not there?
You’re going to be working in Peyote stitch. So, it will certainly help if you know a little about the technique before you make your first beaded box. And happily, you can do your homework right here: https://www.myworldofbeads.com/category/learn-peyote-stitch/
That link will take you to an entire section devoted to teaching you Peyote stitch…all for free!
If your aim is to learn how to make a beaded box, then the techniques on which you should focus first are:
- Tubular and circular Peyote
- Increasing and decreasing in Peyote stitch
- Stitch-in-the-ditch technique
You can practice those techniques, then move on to the class. Or, you can enroll on the class right away (click here to do that), and just use those free resources if you need any extra help.
What materials do you need?
This type of beaded box is made with cylinder beads. I chose to use Delicas as these are the most commonly available cylinder beads. But, if you have another brand (like AIKOS, for example), they will also work perfectly well.
And, if you’re not sure what cylinder beads are, or how they differ from other seed beads, check out this blog.
In addition to the beads, you need some beading thread. My thread of choice is Fireline. But you are welcome to use a different thread if you wish. The only thing to bear in mind is that you need something that will give you good tension. So, if you want to find out how to choose a beading thread, check out this blog.
You also need a beading needle and scissors. That’s it!
So, if that is all sounding good, you’re ready to get started on the class right away.
Are you ready to learn how to make a beaded box?
Are you still hesitating? If you are, then you’re not alone. I meet beaders all the time who hang back from taking that first step. Mostly, it’s because they’re afraid they won’t be able to make a beaded box.
Well, if this is you, rest assured, this class has really got you covered. You’ll get a PDF tutorial to download and keep. That gives you comprehensive step-by-step instructions, with diagrams and photos.
You also get a series of video demonstrations showing you exactly how the techniques work. So, if you prefer learning by watching someone else demonstrate, you can.
And, if all that still isn’t enough, you can get personal help from the tutor. You can just ask any questions, show photos of your work, and basically get any help you need to solve whatever problem you’re having.
The class is held online. So, you can work from the comfort of your own home. It is also set up so that you can access it whenever you want. You get to work at your own pace, in your own time. And you can view the materials as often as you need to. So, you’re not constrained to working at a particular time or in a special place.
So, if you’ve been holding off, now is the time to be brave. You’ve just seen the techniques aren’t all that scary, the materials are all things you’re used to working with, and the class is set up to make sure you succeed.
So, what are you waiting for? Click here to get started right away.