Years ago, I took a beading class with a woman named Alois Powers called “Elizabethan Beads.” Powers had designed some very stunning self-supported beaded beads made up of seed beads and crystals and she was an excellent teacher as I recall.
Here are some pictures of what I made in the class and afterward.
And thus my frenzy for beaded beads was born. I still have all of my class materials, made some more beads and have worked out some of my own designs which Powers encouraged her students to do.
Obviously, I cannot share any of the patterns.Fortunately the Internet abounds with information and ideas for making these jeweled treasures. Sidonia Petki’s channel on YouTube is a fabulous resource. Sidonia also sells tutorials on her Etsy Site.
Here is my favorite (so far) Sidonia beading tutorial video.