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Beadwork: Most Popular Articles

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Free Project: How to Make a Seed Bead Chain...
Easy step by step instructions to make a 2 bead wide chain bracelet using seed beads and brick stitch.
Step-By-Step Tutorial for Making a Leather and...
Learn how to make a stylish wrap bracelet using leather cord, glass beads, and beading thread.
Top Ten Free Bead Patterns
The Top Ten Free Bead Patterns - these are the most popular free bead patterns from the Beadwork.About.com site, updated weekly to reflect changes in beading trends and the popularity of beading styles.
How to Make Beaded Stretch Bracelets
Learn how to make beaded stretch bracelets for kids or adults.
How to Make a Necklace or Bracelet Using Bead...
Learn how to string beads using bead stringing wire and crimp tubes. Use this technique to create custom beaded necklaces, bracelets, and anklets.
Get Started Beading on a Loom
Learn how to stitch beads on a loom.
Free Beading Pattern Macrame Meteor Bracelet...
free pattern to created this fun and easy macrame meteor bracelet and ring from fave crafts
How to Bead on a Basic Loom
Learn how to weave beads on a bead loom that does not have a shedding device.
Learn to Finish Off Loom Beadwork with the...
You can use this method of finishing off loom beadwork to avoid weaving in the warp threads one by one.
Use This Chart for an Easy Way to Compare Bead...
Print out the chart for easy reference when comparing bead sizes.
Beaded Amulet Purse by Judy Hayes
beaded amulet purse designed by Judy Hayes using the jewel loom by julianna hudgins
Tutorial for Inside Brick Stitch Hoop Earrings
A free tutorial for making beaded hoop earrings by using brick stitch to weave beads on the inside of a metal ring.
Basic Bead Embroidery Stitches Tutorial
This step by step tutorial walks you through beaded backstitch, the basic stitch used for bead embroidery, with seed beads and several variations using bugle beads and larger freshwater pearls. Page 2.
Window Screen Beads by Eco Heidi Borchers
diy bead making with window screen created by eco heidi borchers for cool2craft quick and easy great way to recycle unwanted screen
A Free and Elegant Tila Bead Bracelet Beading...
A free beading pattern for a simple, easy and elegant Tila bead bracelet that is embellished with Swarovski crystals.
Attach a Slide Clasp to a Peyote Stitch Cuff...
Learn how to attach a slide lock clasp to a peyote stitch cuff bracelet.
How to Select Stretch Cord
Learn how to select the best stretch cord for your beaded bracelets.
Beading Wire Sizes and Strengths
How to select the best size and strength of beading wire for your beading stringing project.
Essential Off-Loom Beadweaving Stitches
A list and comparison of the most important off-loom beading stitches.
Cellini Spiral Tutorial
Stitching the first ring of the Cellini spiral will set the pattern for the rest of the piece. Page 2.
How to Weave-In Warp Threads on Loom Beadwork
Learn how to hide the warp thread tails in your seed bead beadwork made on a loom.
A Free and Fancy Tile Bead Bracelet Beading...
The materials list for the Fancy Tila Bead Bracelet Free Beading Pattern.
How to Choose the Right Size Needles and...
Using the right size of needle and thread for your seed beads will make your beadweaving projects much easier and more enjoyable. Beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings may require different sized needles and threads depending on the size and type of beads that you choose for your beaded jewelry projects.
Emerald City Flat Spiral Bracelet Free Beading...
This free beading pattern works up quick for a gorgeous beaded bracelet with Swarovski crystal bicones and gold-colored metallic seed beads. An art deco toggle clasp makes this piece look like a piece of fine jewelry and is delightful to wear.
Beadwork - An Introduction to the Stitches and...
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Spiral Rope Chain
The Spiral Rope Chain AKA The Internet Spiral beading technique is simple to learn with this beading tutorial from your Beadwork Guide
6 Easy Steps to Russian Spiral Beading
A Russian spiral stitch tutorial with bead diagrams and example photos.
8 Easy Steps to Making a Tila Bead Ladder...
Use ladder stitch and two-hole Tila beads to weave a cute bracelet.
Tubular Even Count Peyote
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch tubular even count peyote. Page 2.
How to Make Your Own Peyote Stitch Toggle Clasp
Directions for making your own toggle clasp using peyote stitch and Japanese cylinder beads
Various Free Crystal Bead Patterns
A list of free beading pattern that use crystal beads, including Swarovski and Chinese crystal.
10 Essential Beadweaving Supplies
Learn which tools and materials are the most important to have on hand when you get started beadweaving.
How to Make Russian Style Leaves Using Peyote...
A step by step tutorial on how to create beautiful 3-dimensional Russian style leaves using peyote stitch. Page 2.
Top 10 Beginner's Bead Patterns
Here's a list of some of the very best beginner's bead patterns. These bead projects are simple, straightforward, clearly-written, and are simple enough that even a first-time beader will complete a successful first beading project. Bead patterns include a Peyote stitch panel, a bead-and-wire ring, a beaded netted bracelet, brick stitch bracelet, and bead embroidered fabric edging. Simplicity of beading stitch and a desirable end-product are the secret to these great beginner's bead patterns.
How to Tie a Surgeon's Knot
Instructions and step by step photos for how to tie a surgeon's knot.
Twisted Tubular Herringbone Stitch - Blue Spiral
This simple little tube bead makes a big impact when strung on cable necklace chain. It works up fast
Free Bead Pattern - Heart of Gold by Carole Sweet
Free Bead Pattern Heart of Gold Carole Sweet
Queen of the Nile Swarovski Crystal Bracelet...
This free beaded bracelet pattern uses Swarovski crystal beads and glass cube beads to make a sleek and sparkling cuff bracelet. Page 8.
Beaded Netting Holiday Ornament Cover
Use horizontal beaded netting to create a lacy cover for your glass holiday ornaments.
Introduction to Bead Embroidery
Part One of a Two Part Course on Bead Embroidery - Preparing Your Fabic
Make a Sand and Sea Zig Zags Peyote Stitch...
A free, printable pattern chart for a zig zag style beaded cuff bracelet using peyote stitch and Delicas.
Beaded Snowflake Earrings Pattern
Use this beaded snowflake technique to make gorgeous earrings or mini ornaments.
How to Add New Beading Thread Before Ending the...
Here is an efficient technique for ending an old (used up) length of beading thread and starting a new one in your beadwork.
How to Make an Easy CzechMates Beaded Bracelet
This gorgeous little bracelet is easy to make using a single row of beadwork and two-hole CzechMates beads.
No Warps Loom Beading With Knitting Needles
Learn how to weave beads on your knitting needle loom. Page 3.
Beading Stitches Used to Make Beaded Ropes
A list of beading stitches used to make beaded ropes. Beaded ropes can be made with tubular variations of flat off-loom beadweaving stitches or with some beading stitches that do not have flat versions. Beaded ropes can be used for beaded necklaces, beaded bracelets and beaded lariats.
Daisy Chain Tutorial on About.com Beadwork
Step by step directions for the daisy chain off-loom beadweaving stitch.
Attach Your Beaded Quilt Square to Backing...
Learn how to prepare your beaded square for the annual Bead-It-Forward charity quilt project.
African Net - Beaded Lace Necklace
This African Net Bead Beaded Lace Necklace is made with seed beads using a netting beading technique and can be graphed as a bead pattern.
Types of Bead Looms
Learn about the most common styles of looms for beading.
How to Warp a Basic Bead Loom - No Wind Method
A step-by-step tutorial on preparing your bead loom by setting it up with its initial warp threads.
Double Spiral Rope Beading Stitch Tutorial
A tutorial for how to do double spiral rope, an off-loom beadweaving stitch that creates a supple, thick beaded rope. Page 2.
Embroidery Scissors: A Basic Profile
A basic profile of embroidery scissors and their uses in beadweaving.
How to Do Dutch Spiral
Free instructions for how to do the Dutch Spiral off-loom beadweaving stitch. Page 2.
Which Size Crimps Should I Use?
Learn which sizes of crimps are best to use on which sizes of beading wire.
Seed Bead Sizes and What They Mean
Information about the different sizes of seed beads used for off-loom beadweaving.
Free Beading Patterns - Peyote Stitch Cuff...
This is a list of all the free charted peyote stitch bracelet patterns available on the site. Some of them have word charts associated with them, and some do not.
Single Needle Right Angle Weave Tutorial
A step by step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch called single needle right angle weave. Page 2.
Types of Needles Used for Beadweaving
Learn about the three general categories of beading needles and how they differ.
Free Charted Peyote Stitch Patterns
Links to all the free charted peyote stitch patterns currently available on the About.com Beadwork site.
Flat Even Count Peyote Stitch Tutorial
A step by step tutorial for flat even count peyote stitch. This stitch is simple to learn and is very useful for creating beaded beads and long, flat strips of beadwork. Page 2.
A Collection of Dimensional Bead Patterns - 3-D...
Collection of free bead patterns in 3-D - Dimensional Beading Patterns from Paula S. Morgan, your Beadwork Guide About.com
Tubular Ndebele or Herringbone Stitch Tutorial
A free tutorial for learning tubular Ndebele or herringbone stitch. Page 2.
Loom Weaving Patterns - Beadwork
Links to great bead patterns for Loom Weaving
Tubular Herringbone Stitch Necklace Pattern
Learn how to make a beaded rope choker, necklace, or bracelet using tubular herringbone stitch.
Make a Simple Swarovski Tennis Bracelet with...
Use this free beading pattern to make a simple, sparkling bracelet that resembles a diamond tennis bracelet using some Swarovski crystal bicones and Japanese cylinder beads.
How to Make Russian Style Netted Flowers
A step by step tutorial for making netted Russian-style flowers. Page 7.
Fiesta Twin Bead and Crystal Earrings
Learn how to make these lacy beaded earring using single- and two-hole seed beads and crystal bicones.
Horizontal Beaded Netting Diagram Tutorial
A diagram tutorial of basic, horizontal beaded netting.
How to Read a Loom Beading Pattern
Learn how to read and follow a loom beading pattern chart.
St. Petersburg Chain Tutorial
Securing the next unit to the previous unit in St. Petersburg Chain. St. Petersburg Chain is a popular off-loom beadweaving stitch that can be used to make beaded chains, beaded necklaces and amulet bag straps. Page 5.
Loom or Square Stitch Pattern - Moroccan Coral...
A nine column bracelet band pattern chart for loom beading or square stitch.
Quick and Simple Projects - Beaded Rings and...
Beaded Rings and Beaded Headbands make Quick and Simple Beaded Projects
8 Steps to Making Beaded Spiral Ball Chain...
This spiraled beaded rope uses a simple macramé technique and is much faster than beadweaving. Use it to make a cute bracelet, necklace, or anklet.
How to Install Coil Ends on Jewelry Cord
Learn how to use coil ends to finish the ends of round jewelry cord, which makes great stringing material for beaded beads and pendants.
Art Deco Tila Bead Necklace Pattern
Use two-hole Tila beads to make an Egyptian revival inspired necklace with a fringe of vertical beaded netting.
Styles of Beads Used in Beadwork
A list of the types, styles and shapes of glass beads commonly used for beadweaving.
Herringbone Stitch Beading From a Base Row
Learn how to do flat Ndebele herringbone stitch the easy way: from a base row.
Flat Odd Count Peyote Stitch Tutorial
A step by step tutorial that shows how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch known as flat odd-count peyote stitch. Page 4.
Tubular Netting Beading Stitch Tutorial
Use this free tubular netting beading stitch tutorial to teach yourself how to do beadwork. Tubular netting is a beadweaving stitch that can be used to make beaded jewelry.
Spiral Rope Tutorial
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the very simple spiral rope stitch. Page 2.
Horizontal Beaded Netting Bracelet Pattern -...
A free pattern chart for a horizontal beaded netting bracelet band. The edges are embellished with beaded picots.
Ladder Stitch Tutorial
A free ladder stitch tutorial. Ladder stitch is used to begin brick stitch and herringbone (Ndebele) stitch. It can also be used to create other types of beading projects. Page 2.
Beaded Snow Angel Doll
Bead a Tiny Snow Angel Doll using seed Beads and Peyote Stitch
Terms and Annotations Used in Beading Patterns
Learn how to understand beadweaving tutorials and follow beading patterns.
10 Steps to Making a Twin Bead Bracelet Pattern
Use twin beads and seed beads to stitch this colorful bracelet.
Small Beaded Ornament Cover Pattern
Learn how to make a simple but striking beaded ornament cover for a small size Christmas tree ornament.
Basic Hexagon Stitch Beaded Earring Pattern
A free beaded earring pattern using basic hexagon stitch, also called hexagon angle weave.
Ethics and Copyright for Beaders
A look at ethics and copyright as they apply to beads, beading and bead design
Twisted Tubular Herringbone Tutorial
A step-by-step set of directions on how to to the off-loom beadweaving stitch known as twisted herringbone. The herringbone stitch is also known as Ndebele stitch, and has its roots in the traditions of the Ndebele tribe of South Africa. Page 2.
How to Tie a Half-Hitch Knot
Instructions and step by step photos for how to tie a half-hitch knot. Page 3.
Getting Started Beading with Seed Beads
Getting Started Beading with Seed Beads - Seed Bead Beading - Seed Bead Beading Basics
Square Knot
A diagram tutorial that demonstrates how to tie a square knot with beading thread.
How to Do Freeform Peyote Stitch
A step-by-step introduction to creating beautiful beadwork using freeform peyote stitch techniques. Page 3.
Spiral Peyote Tube Earrings Free Beading Pattern
This pair of peyote stitch earrings is made with a simple beaded tube bead, Swarovski crystals, and gold-filled beads. They work up fast and are pretty and sophisticated.
How Many Beads Will I Need?
A set of basic tables to let you estimate how many seed or cylinder beads you need
Beading Trays, Mats and Boards
Descriptions of the different bead trays, mats and boards available to use as a work surface while you stitch or string.
Square Stitch Beading Diagram Tutorial
Learn how to use square stitch to weave seed beads with a needle and thread.
Beadwork - Past issues of weekly features
Previous issues of weekly features and columns, from your About.com Guide
Beads Per Inch Chart
Quickly determine how many beads of a certain size you'll need for a bead stringing project.
Bricks and Strands Beaded Bracelet
Make this easy and very slinky Bricks and Strands Bracelet with seed beads and simple Brick stitch with this free bead pattern.
Beaded Bracelets for Beginners
The top beaded bracelet patterns for beginner beaders
Double St. Petersburg Chain Beading Stitch...
This beading stitch tutorial shows you how to work Double St. Petersburg chain, a beautiful beaded chain that can be used as a beaded strap for an amulet bag or necklace.
Stringing beads using a Bead Board for...
stringing beads using a beadwork bead boards for designing jewelry helps the creative process by allowing the user to lay out their idea first before actually starting the stringing process great for beginners and advanced jewelry makers
Superduo Suppliers
A directory of online bead suppliers that carry two-hole Superduos.
Brick Stitch Tutorial
A free brick stitch tutorial. Brick stitch is a popular off-loom beadweaving stitch that can be used to create many different kinds of beading projects.
How to Read an Even-Count Peyote Stitch Pattern
Learn how to read an even-count peyote stitch pattern, with example photos.
Chevron Stitch Tutorial
A step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch known as Chevron Stitch.
Standard Square Stitch Beading Tutorial
Learn Standard Square Stitch beading with this great tutorial
How to Tie a Square Knot
Instructions and step by step photos on how to tie a square knot. Page 2.
Tubular Odd Count Peyote Stitch
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beading stitch tubular odd count peyote. Page 4.
Spiral Tube Charted Peyote Stitch Pattern
This is the charted peyote stitch pattern to make a simple beaded bead that can be used for beaded earrings, bracelets, necklaces or other beading projects.
All About Beading Needles
Basic profiles of some of the most popular types of beading needles and what they are used for, including information about English beading needles, Pony beading needles, big eye needles, twisted beading needles and milliners needles. Step-by-step instructions and tips for threading your beading needles.
Fireline Beading Thread: A Basic Profile and...
A basic profile and review of Fireline beading thread.
Bejeweled Spiral Rope Tutorial
Stitch an elegant beaded necklace or bracelet using spiral rope stitch.
Peyote Stitch Beading Class Part Three -...
Peyote Stitch Beading Class Part Three - Increasing and Decreasing Flat Peyote Stitch
5 Common Mistakes Made by Beginning Beaders
Learn how to avoid the most common beadweaving mistakes.
How to String a Stop Bead
Securing the stop bead will prevent if from falling off your beading thread. Stop beads are used in off-loom beadweaving as an easy way to keep your first set of beads on your beading thread. Page 2.
Flat Ndebele or Herringbone Stitch Tutorial...
A free tutorial for learning Ndebele or herringbone stitch using a ladder stitch start. Page 4.
Interchangeable Beaded Bracelet featuring Clip...
interchangeable beaded bracelet with clip on earrings created on the jewel loom by julianna hudgins. one design many looks, quick easy and fun, reuse and repurpose vintage jewelry
Tubular Right Angle Weave Beading Stitch Tutorial
This free beading stitch tutorial shows you how to do tubular right angle weave. Tubular right angle weave makes a soft and supple beaded rope that is perfect for beaded jewelry making.
How to Stitch a Peyote Bezel Around a Cabochon...
Easy, step-by-step directions to stitch a peyote bezel around a cabochon that has a backing attached to it. Page 8.
How to Warp a Bead Loom - Winding Method
You can create beadwork that is slightly longer than your beading loom by using a technique called winding
Tila Bead and Magatamas Lace Necklace Tutorial
A free seed bead pattern for a necklace featuring two-hole Tila beads.
Double Flat Spiral Stitch Halloween Bracelet...
Use double flat spiral stitch to make this showy bracelet that features glow-in-the-dark round glass beads and seed beads.
How to Make Leaves using St. Petersburg Stitch
A tutorial on how to make Russian-style beadwoven leaves using St. Petersburg stitch. Page 2.
Glamour and Goth Earrings Free Beading Pattern
A free beading pattern for the Glamour and Goth Earrings, made with Swarovski crystal Rivolis.
Victorian Beaded Lampshade
Adding Beaded Fringe changes a plain lampshade into a beautiful Beaded Victorian Lampshade
Bezeling a Rivoli - How Many Delicas Do I Need...
Tips for stitching a peyote bezel around a Swarovski crystal Rivoli, including a handy reference table that lists the number of Delica beads needed for the starting ring for each size of Rivoli.
Art Deco Style Tila Bead Bracelet Tutorial
Use Tila beads and round seed beads to make an elegant, art deco inspired bracelet.
3-D Daffodils
3-d Beaded flowers Daffodils made with seed beads and flat brick stitch
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