Festival of Seed Beads
Bright colors, lots of fringe, tassels and big, bold patterns and shapes all characterize the current craze of boho-style jewelry. This earthy, free-flowing style, prevalent in Europe more than a century ago, was revitalized in the late 1960s with the hippie movement and is once again popular in fashion and jewelry statements.
Seed beads make this all possible and can be used to frame chunky focal elements such as natural gemstone cabochons within a given piece. Popular motifs include flowers and leaves, animals, feathers, arrows, chevrons and geometric patterns, along with emblems of good fortune, balance and peace. Organic textures such as hemp, cotton, linen and leather-like cords make excellent stringing materials. Whether found in large cuff style bracelets, dangling chandelier earrings, multiple bangle bracelets, layered necklaces or embellished hair accessories, seed beads are the beads at the center of the boho-style moment.
The most colorful and versatile of beads, seed beads are tiny and mighty and always in high demand. Shop from a vast selection of top brands including Miyuki, Dyna-Mites, Preciosa Czech and more for creating stunning jewelry designs. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads makes it easy to shop by brand, color, opacity and finish to find just the right seed beads.
Whether your preferred stitch is brick stitch, herringbone stitch, right angle weave, loom weaving, peyote or bead embroidery, seed beads offer a great way to incorporate vibrant color into boho-themed jewelry and more. Visit Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' resource center for how-to video tutorials on loomwork and off-loom weaving, seed bead project instructions and design inspiration.
Discover for yourself how seed beads are the perfect choice for boho-style designs and up-to-the-minute fashion statements.
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