WOVEN SEED BEAD BRACELETS
Join Liz as she walks through the ancient and intricate art form of bead weaving, teaching crafters how to create colorful and unique bracelets. Whether you follow one of the five included patterns or create a custom pattern, you will learn how to combine the beautiful colors of seed beads to form 5 handcrafted bracelets.
- One of the earliest examples that archaeologists believe to be woven beads is from an Eurasian Ice Age burial site in Sungir.
- Before the advent of glassmaking, beads were made from natural objects and materials such as shells, seed pods, bone, clay, ivory, and coral across the world by different cultures.
- Indigenous Americans traded beaded necklaces and other goods to people of various tribes for animal skins, furs, and meat.
- Taylor Swift fans began the tradition of trading friendship bracelets at her concerts and were inspired by the lyrics in her songs.
About the Artist: Liz Wagner
Liz Wagner finds joy in guiding crafters of all ages through the creative process. As a mother of five and kindergarten educator, she delights in the innate and uninhibited creative spirit that young makers bring to the workshop table.
“One of the first crafts I ever explored as a preteen was jewelry making. Walking into a beading store felt like discovering a treasure trove. The beads and findings shone, filled my eyes, and called out to me with inspiration. Applying those beautiful tools and materials to make custom accessories gave me a sense of accomplishment and individuality.”
Liz lives in sunny San Diego with her family of 7. She is crazy about her four chickens, gardening, and making something from nothing.
We can’t wait to see how your Woven Seed Bead Bracelets turn out. Share your creative journey and finished creation with us by tagging @thecraftersbox in your social posts. Don’t forget to use #crafterkids so our community can also see your workshop come to life. Happy making!