Tootsie's Miniature
Beaded Chairs

An article about my Miniature Beaded Chair Art is in the April/May 2016 issue of "Beadwork" Magazine.
Many thanks to the staff of Beadwork for their assistance in spreading the word about this fun craft.

In the 1950's, my mom, Toots, made miniature chairs about 3 inches tall using seed beads and thin wire.  Over 60 years later I decided to give it a try.  I had no instructions, but I did have beads and what was left of her spool of wire.  Knowing the wire was one continuous piece, I had to create a numbered, step by step diagram.  It was like solving a puzzle.

If you love beading,
try the art of Beaded Chairs

I've been unable to find any information about this "beaded chair art".  I've been unable to find anyone who has ever seen chairs like these (except the ones made by me or Toots).  Reviving this apparently lost art is my goal. 

Please use the instructions, diagrams and pictures on this site to create your own chairs.  Share it with your friends.  Most of all, have fun!

Actual size is about 3 inches tall

Each chair is made with one continuous wire

Chairs made by my mom, Toots in the 1950's:

As a child, this was my favorite.  The wire is so old, it recently broke in one spot.

6 inches high, made with larger beads.

My first chair, patterned after my favorite. 

I received this photo from a sweet little girl who wanted me to see how she uses her chairs.