Learn to Create Seed Bead Mosaics

Instructor Bio: 
71 minutes

Watch multi-media artist Jill L. Erickson, as she demonstrates an easy-to-master, yet versatile technique for making charms, pendants, buttons, toggles and more with seed beads and epoxy molding compound.

That’s right -- no grout!

You’ll get the inside scoop on working with seed beads and incorporating your favorite tiny keepsake or found object.

Creating mosaics with seed beads allows you to make designs and patterns in innumerable colors, finishes, opacities, and lusters.

Jill also shows you how to make your own wire bezels. Plus, she shares her favorite roster of suppliers and sources for pre-fab findings and some slick tools.

No experience necessary.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • Simple bezel making
  • Embedding beads and found objects
  • Creating a seamless look
  • Adding findings
  • Finishing techniques
  • Trouble shooing tips
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Seed beads in size 11°
  • Small embellishments (found objects, crystals, favorite doodads, vintage beads, etc.)
  • Apoxie Sculpt
  • Flexible beading wire
  • Tweezers
  • Magnification
  • Wet/dry sandpaper in 400 grit
  • Craft Knife
  • Pre-fab bezel pendants
  • Metal sewing bobbins
  • Magnification
  • Aluminum Wire variety of gauges
  • File
  • Wire cutters

Included is a class handout filled with photos, notes and all the resource information you need to get started.