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Top 10 Beginner's Bead Patterns

The Best Bead Patterns for First-Time Beaders


Here is a list of some of the best beginner's free bead patterns. These bead patterns and beading projects are simple and quick to make, easy to bead, easy to understand, teach a variety of beadwork stitches and beading techniques. Written with the beginning beader in mind, this selection of projects make up a variety of beading techniques, assuring a successful first beading experience in bead weaving, wire work, brick stitch, or bead stringing.Bead patterns and projects range from the "cute and sweet" to more refined wearables; there's something for every new beader in this list of free bead patterns.

1. Animal Patterns

Some cute and really easy to make animal patterns in Peyote and Brick stitch. The Brick stitch owl teaches increases in that stitch and the loomed Mountain Lion is an excellent first loom or square stitch project.

2. Brick and Strands Bracelet

Very easy, very quick and incredibly versatile - you can use just about any type of bead in the strands. An excellent beginner's project.

3. Criss Cross Bracelet

Using 10mm glass beads with seed beads, this cute bracelet works up in a jiffy and won't roll around on your wrist!

4. Floating Hearts Pattern

Cute Amulet bag pattern using two-drop Peyote, which is an excellent way to acquaint yourself with Peyote and is an easy way to learn what can be a difficult stitch.

5. Lacy Beaded Edging

A great way to introduce bead embroidery, this edging can be used to trim a scarf, a blouse collar or a set of napkins and will come in handy on many projects.

6. Basic Bitty Beads

Making Bitty Beads is a great instant gratification way to learn Peyote stitch and the little beads come in real handy, too.

7. New Leaf? My Foot!

Fun and summery way to learn basic Daisy Chain stitch, with a little leafy addition.

8. Quick and Simple Rings and Headbands

Fun and very wearable, these rings and headbands make perfect first projects. The rings are done with beads and thread and the headband use stretch elastic. Very cute!

9. Spiral Rope Chain

An easy, cute and versatile stitch, this is one to learn to make bracelets, necklaces and more. You'll find yourself using it all the time!

10. Red, White and Blue Bracelet with a Heart of Gold

Absolutely my favorite Patriotic bracelet ever! This design was created by Leslie Pinkston, will work up quickly and is just beautiful.

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