Beading and leaves go together very well. Not only are there hundreds of varieties of leaf beads, but we’re always looking for new ways to recreate classic leaf shapes and colors with our favorite techniques. There's simple leaf fringe, and complex sculptural leaves in peyote stitch and St. Petersburg chain.
In honor of the changing colors of autumn, here are some favorite tutorials and projects that feature beautiful leaves.
1. Russian-inspired Peyote Stitch Leaves, 2. Russian Leaves and Crossweave Beaded Leaves
3. Crochet Lydia’s Leaves, 4. Polymer Clay New Leaf Beads
Easy Russian Leaves
Russian Style Peyote Leaves
1. As the Leaves Turn Earrings, 2. Vineyard Leaf Filigree Earrings
3. Autumn Leaves Necklace, 4. Leaf Bead Earrings
And, don’t forget the classic Tree of Life, which uses ordinary round or chip beads to imitate leaves. This really fun and easy to follow video tutorial explains exactly how to make a Tree of Life pendant with 4mm round beads.
Do you have a favorite type of leaves or leaf beads?
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