Fruits such as strawberries are easy shapes to make out of beading wire and beads. Different-size beads will create larger or smaller strawberries, but all the beads should be round. Use seed beads to create a small strawberry charm for a necklace or for earrings. Find the supplies you need at your local craft store or wherever jewellery supplies are sold.
Cut a length of beading wire 8 inches long. Slide three red beads to the middle of the wire from one end, take the other end of the wire over the beads and feed it through again. Keep the beads in the centre of the wire -- you will wind up with the three beads in a line with a wire coming out of each end, with the wire visible at the bottom of the strawberry.
Add five beads onto the end of the wire. (Red, black, red, black, red if you want your strawberry to have seeds. All red if not.) Feed the other end of the wire through the beads from the opposite side to create the second row of beads.
Add a third row of seven beads and a fourth row of nine beads in the same manner. Add a fifth row of five beads to complete the red part of the strawberry. Bring the two ends of the wire together in the middle against the last row of beads and give them two twists to keep them together.
Feed nine green seed beads on the ends of the two wires that are extending up from the top of the strawberry. Create a loop with each wire with the green beads to resemble leaves and feed the ends through the middle of the top of the strawberry between the beads to anchor them. Pull the ends of the wire up from the top of the strawberry and wrap them together around a jump ring about six or seven times, so you can hang the strawberry from a necklace. Trim the extra wire from the ends with wire cutters.
Things you need
- Beading wire
- Wire cutters
- Beads (red, black and green)
- Jump ring