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Video is a great way to learn basic beadweaving techniques. Here's a directory of the beadweaving videos currently available on our site, along with a brief description of each.

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Beading Tips for Beginners

Beading Tips for Beginners
Beading Tips for Beginners Video

Learn about the tools and materials used most often in beadweaving, and see an example of how to set up your work space.

Related article: Essential Beadweaving Supplies

Quick Tip: How to Prepare Nylon Beading Thread

How to Prepare Nylon Beading Thread
How to Prepare Nylon Beading Thread Video

Learn how to pre-stretch, thread a needle on, and condition a length of nylon beading thread. Nylon threads includes the brands Nymo and C-Lon.

All About Beading Needles

All About Beading Needles
All About Beading Needles Video

This is a general overview of the types of beading needles used for beadweaving, and what each type is used for. It includes examples of off-loom beading and bead embroidery in action.

Related article: Needles Used for Beadweaving

How to Weave-In Beading Thread

How to Weave-In Beading Thread
How to Weave-In Beading Thread Video

Weaving-in is the technique you use to hide and secure a tail of beading thread within your beadwork. You can use it to both begin and end a strand of thread.

Related article: Terms and Annotations Used in Beading Patters

Guide note:

  • In this video, Melissa does not make any knots when weaving-in because her beadwork is dense enough to keep the thread secure without them. This is often the case when you use cylinder beads (such as Delicas or Treasures). For less dense beadwork, and when using round seed beads, you often need to make occasional half-hitch knots over existing thread.

How to Do Flat Even-Count Peyote Stitch

Even-count peyote stitch video
How to do Flat Even-Count Peyote Stitch

Watch Melissa perform this basic stitch, a favorite of many beaders.

Guide note:

  • Here, Melissa holds the beadwork down against the beading mat while making stitches. Alternatively, you can hold the beadwork up between your fingers while you stitch.

How to Do Flat Odd-Count Peyote Stitch

How to Do Flat Odd-Count Peyote Stitch
How to Do Flat Odd-Count Peyote Stitch Video

Flat peyote stitch with an odd number of columns is called odd count. It requires a special turn at the end of every other row of beadwork. Watch how it works.

Related site category: Odd-Count Peyote Stitch

Related article: How to Use a Quick Start Peyote Card

How to Do Horizontal Beaded Netting

How to Do Horizontal Beaded Netting
How to Do Horizontal Beaded Netting Video

Learn how to stitch beaded netting in horizontal rows.

Related article: Horizontal Netting Diagram Tutorial

Related pattern: Turquoise Sand Horizontal Netting Bracelet

How to Do Vertical Beaded Netting

How to Do Vertical Beaded Netting
How to Do Vertical Beaded Netting Video

This video covers beaded netting worked in vertical rows from a base of beadwork that's already been completed.

Guide note:

  • The base material that the netting is worked off of in this video is a swatch of flat herringbone stitch. You can add vertical netting to beadwork made using other stitches, or even to a strand of beads (see the Art Deco Tila Necklace pattern for an example).

How to Do Herringbone Stitch

How to Do Herringbone Stitch
How to Do Herringbone Stitch Video

Speaking of herringbone stitch, here's a great tutorial showing you how to do it. It uses the "base row" method, where you begin with a row of ladder stitch.

How to Make a Beaded Bezel With Peyote Stitch

How to Make a Beaded Bezel With Peyote Stitch
How to Make a Beaded Bezel With Peyote Stitch Video

Here's a nifty technique for making beaded bezels using cylinder beads and round seed beads.

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