3 dimensional beading

@jedijo (33)
United States
July 13, 2008 1:45pm CST
Does anyone out there have any hints for three dimensional bead work? I am trying to expand my experience in doing this. I have seen turtles, lizards, and fish at the gem shows and have seen actual figures in the beading magazines but can find no directions on doing this. Any hints or helps would be greatly appreciated.
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@shooie (4985)
• United States
13 Jul 08
3 Dimendional beading - can you do it or to much work for you?
I do beading as well and look for new stuff to do all the time. i tried the 3 dimensional stuff but I'm not to good at it and well am not patient enough to figure it out so I'll stick with my earrings,necklaces and stuff like that. Here is a site that may help you am not sure. http://www.thebeadsite.com/BBSHAPES.html I hope this site helps. Happy beading and good luck.
@jedijo (33)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Yes, the photo of the bird is exactly what I am talking about! The website didn't really help me, tho, but I do appreciate it. I guess I will continue on my quest of my 3-d beading project. Thanks.
@shooie (4985)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Maybe you can get a hold of someone from this site that can help you with what you need or want when it comes to the 3d beading. http://www.uniquebeadedjewelry.com/patterns/parrotkit.html
@jedijo (33)
• United States
15 Jul 08
Oh my. This website is awesome! I saw a few kits in there that I will probably order before the week is out. The 3-d lion's head and the dragonfly bag have definitely caught my eye! Too cool. Thank you so much!!! If you have anymore wonderful sites up your magic sleeve - let me know.
@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
17 Jul 09
I know what you mean there, but I don't know this stuff at all or how to do it, LOL.. Just been reading this discussion even though it's a year back. So did you find the solution for it? How did it go?
@jedijo (33)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Well, I went to the recommended website uniquebeadedjewelry.com and found a bunch kits and patterns for the birds, as on the picture of one of the responses. I ended up buying a kit for a necklace! Go figure! I have been playing around trying to create my own 3D patterns. I was successful in doing a small mermaid, but now I am concentrating on teaching beading to others. Thanks for asking and if you should find any good patterns out there in your paranormal travels - please let me know.
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@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
20 Jul 09
Cool website name there and thanks for the reference. I'm glad you have found something to your liking, really .. Paranormal travel pattern? LOL.. I'll try..
@dfollin (19787)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Sorry,Iam not sure what 3D beading is.I mostly like to make native american jewelry as well as other native american crafts which require beading.Good luck.
@jedijo (33)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Instead of having the beadwork as flat, it is much like the real thing. The body of the frog I saw at the gem show, had the actual legs and head. It wasn't just a picture.