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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.
Free Beadwork Patterns on Pinterest
free beadwork patterns on pinterest featuring hundreds of different stitches and how to create them
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.
2 hole beads New Select line by Julianna C...
2 hole beads are great for creating beaded pieces on loom and off. They can even be used for stringing projects. Available in a variety of shape size and color. New Select 2 hole beads by Julianna C Hudgins available now
Use This Chart for an Easy Way to Compare Bead...
Print out the chart for easy reference when comparing bead sizes.
How to Bead on a Basic Loom
Learn how to weave beads on a bead loom that does not have a shedding device.
Beading Wire Sizes and Strengths
How to select the best size and strength of beading wire for your beading stringing project.
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 Hexagon Stitch Beaded Earring Pattern
A free beaded earring pattern using basic hexagon stitch, also called hexagon angle weave.
Essential Off-Loom Beadweaving Stitches
A list and comparison of the most important off-loom beading stitches.
How to Select Stretch Cord
Learn how to select the best stretch cord for your beaded bracelets.
10 Essential Beadweaving Supplies
Learn which tools and materials are the most important to have on hand when you get started beadweaving.
Get Started Beading on a Loom
Learn how to stitch beads on a loom.
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.
Cellini Spiral Tutorial
Stitching the first ring of the Cellini spiral will set the pattern for the rest of the piece. Page 2.
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.
6 Easy Steps to Russian Spiral Beading
A Russian spiral stitch tutorial with bead diagrams and example photos.
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.
Beaded Netting Holiday Ornament Cover
Use horizontal beaded netting to create a lacy cover for your glass holiday ornaments.
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.
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.
Introduction to Bead Embroidery
Part One of a Two Part Course on Bead Embroidery - Preparing Your Fabic
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.
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.
Attach a Slide Clasp to a Peyote Stitch Cuff...
Learn how to attach a slide lock clasp to a peyote stitch cuff bracelet.
Beadwork - An Introduction to the Stitches and...
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8 Easy Steps to Making a Tila Bead Ladder...
Use ladder stitch and two-hole Tila beads to weave a cute bracelet.
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.
Loom or Square Stitch Pattern - Moroccan Coral...
A nine column bracelet band pattern chart for loom beading or square stitch.
On loom weaving with Alternative materials
how to use alternative products other than thread for creating warp threads on beading loom
Various Free Crystal Bead Patterns
A list of free beading pattern that use crystal beads, including Swarovski and Chinese crystal.
How to Make a Quick and Easy Stretchy Bead...
quick and easy stretchy bracelet
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.
Superduo Suppliers
A directory of online bead suppliers that carry two-hole Superduos.
How to Do Dutch Spiral
Free instructions for how to do the Dutch Spiral off-loom beadweaving stitch. Page 2.
Learn How to Do Beadwork - How to Hold Flat...
If you are new to beaded jewelry making and learning how to do beadwork, this article will give you some help in learning how to hold flat beadwork.
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.
How to Tie a Surgeon's Knot
Instructions and step by step photos for how to tie a surgeon's knot.
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.
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.
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.
Beaded Snowflake Earrings Pattern
Use this beaded snowflake technique to make gorgeous earrings or mini ornaments.
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
Glover's Needles
A profile of Glover's needles which are used for beading on leather.
Standard Square Stitch Beading Tutorial
Learn Standard Square Stitch beading with this great tutorial
A Free and Fancy Tile Bead Bracelet Beading...
Getting started with the Fancy Tila Bead Bracelet Free Beading Pattern.
Free Charted Peyote Stitch Patterns
Links to all the free charted peyote stitch patterns currently available on the About.com Beadwork site.
Link Bead in Beaded Netting
Beadwork Glossary Definition: With  beaded netting , link beads (also called "join beads") are the beads
10 Steps to Making a Twin Bead Bracelet Pattern
Use twin beads and seed beads to stitch this colorful bracelet.
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
Beading on a Budget
Worried about finances but still want to make new pieces of beadwork? Try some of these suggestions for making your beading dollar go further.
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 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.
Beading Gifts and Beaded Jewelry for Men
Beading ideas for beaded gifts for men. Great ideas for casual beaded jewelry for men, beaded display items and beadwork they will enjoy owning. Page 2.
Types of Needles Used for Beadweaving
Learn about the three general categories of beading needles and how they differ.
Tubular Even Count Peyote
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch tubular even count peyote. Page 2.
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.
Free Bead Pattern - Tiny Witch Doll - Beadwork
Make this tiny 3 dimensional witch doll using seed beads and Peyote stitch
Styles of Beads Used in Beadwork
A list of the types, styles and shapes of glass beads commonly used for beadweaving.
Tubular Herringbone Stitch Necklace Pattern
Learn how to make a beaded rope choker, necklace, or bracelet using tubular herringbone stitch.
Bead Stringing Videos
A directory of free videos on our site that cover topics related to bead stringing.
Fiesta Twin Bead and Crystal Earrings
Learn how to make these lacy beaded earring using single- and two-hole seed beads and crystal bicones.
How to Make Your Own Peyote Stitch Toggle Clasp
Directions for making your own toggle clasp using peyote stitch and Japanese cylinder beads
Seed Bead Sizes and What They Mean
Information about the different sizes of seed beads used for off-loom beadweaving.
BOHO CHIC Jewelry by Laura Beth Love Book Review
soldering beading wire wrapping techniques for jewelry making, beadwork off loom and on loom featuring boho chic timeless designs
Types of Bead Looms
Learn about the most common styles of looms for beading.
Small Beaded Ornament Cover Pattern
Learn how to make a simple but striking beaded ornament cover for a small size Christmas tree ornament.
Tubular Ndebele or Herringbone Stitch Tutorial
A free tutorial for learning tubular Ndebele or herringbone stitch. 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
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.
Which Size Crimps Should I Use?
Learn which sizes of crimps are best to use on which sizes of beading wire.
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.
Beaded Snow Angel Doll
Bead a Tiny Snow Angel Doll using seed Beads and Peyote Stitch
How to Prepare a Beading Needle and Thread
Learn what it means to prepare your beading needle and thread for beadweaving.
Peyote Stitch Beading Class Part Three -...
Peyote Stitch Beading Class Part Three - Increasing and Decreasing Flat Peyote Stitch
How to Make Russian Style Netted Flowers
A step by step tutorial for making netted Russian-style flowers. Page 2.
How to Read a Loom Beading Pattern
Learn how to read and follow a loom beading pattern chart.
Horizontal Beaded Netting Bracelet Pattern -...
A free pattern chart for a horizontal beaded netting bracelet band. The edges are embellished with beaded picots.
Quick and Simple Projects - Beaded Rings and...
Beaded Rings and Beaded Headbands make Quick and Simple Beaded Projects
Loom Weaving Patterns - Beadwork
Links to great bead patterns for Loom Weaving
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.
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.
No Warps Loom Beading With Knitting Needles
Learn how to weave beads on your knitting needle loom. Page 3.
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.
Free Christmas Beading Patterns
A collection of free beading patterns with Christmas and winter themes. These include charted peyote patterns, beadweaving patterns and stringing projects. Projects include jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets and earrings as well as home decor and gift projects.
Daisy Chain Tutorial on About.com Beadwork
Step by step directions for the daisy chain off-loom beadweaving stitch.
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.
African Net Bead Lace Necklace
African Net Bead Necklace - Bead Lace Necklace - Emily Hackbarth African Net Bead Lace Necklace
Chevron Stitch Tutorial
A step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch known as Chevron Stitch.
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.
Beaded Herringbone Cord - Free Bead Pattern
Free bead pattern for Beaded Herringbone Cord aka Ndebele Weave using using Delica beads
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.
How to Make Leaves using St. Petersburg Stitch
A tutorial on how to make Russian-style beadwoven leaves using St. Petersburg stitch. Page 2.
Terms and Annotations Used in Beading Patterns
Learn how to understand beadweaving tutorials and follow beading patterns.
Peyote Stitch Diagrams - Flat Even Count
A diagram tutorial for even-count flat peyote stitch.
Hexagon Angle Stitch Bracelet Band Tutorial
Master the twists and turns of hexagon stitch while making a truly unique beaded bracelet.
How to Tie a Half-Hitch Knot
Instructions and step by step photos on how to tie a half-hitch knot. Page 2.
Peyote Stitch
peyote stitch off loom beadwork one of the most popular stitches to learn when you are first starting out stitching by hand.
Herringbone Stitch Beading From a Base Row
Learn how to do flat Ndebele herringbone stitch the easy way: from a base row.
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discounted beads at unbelievable prices, seed beads, swarovski crystal, artistic wire, findings and much more can be found at Nomadic Notions located in Austin Texas
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.
Tubular Odd Count Peyote Stitch
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beading stitch tubular odd count peyote. Page 2.
Flat netting Beading Tutorial
Flat Netting Beading Tutorial Learn to Graph and Stitch Flat Net Beading In this beading tutorial for
Fireline Beading Thread: A Basic Profile and...
A basic profile and review of Fireline beading thread.
How Many Beads Will I Need?
A set of basic tables to let you estimate how many seed or cylinder beads you need
Free Bead Pattern - Heart of Gold by Carole Sweet
Free Bead Pattern Heart of Gold Carole Sweet
Abstract Spring Peyote Stitch Bracelet Free...
A free pattern for an Abstract Spring peyote stitch bracelet. The bracelet was designed using flat even count peyote stitch and includes a bead graph and word chart for the bracelet.
Square Knot
A diagram tutorial that demonstrates how to tie a square knot with beading thread.
Twin Bead Daisy Chain
Use Twin beads to connect tiny beaded daisies in this basic pattern. Use the band to make a bracelet or amulet bag strap, or join the ends to make a cute finger ring.
Halloween Free Beading Patterns
A list of free Halloween beading patterns. These include beaded bracelets, beaded necklaces, amulet bag patterns, and other Halloween beading projects.
Jewelry Televisions Jewel School Customer...
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St. Petersburg Chain Tutorial
St. Petersburg Chain is an easy beaded chain that will make beautiful beaded necklaces and amulet bag straps. Page 2.
Beads Per Inch Chart
Quickly determine how many beads of a certain size you'll need for a bead stringing project.
How to Properly Use Crimping Pliers
A free step by step tutorial that illustrates the proper way to use crimp tubes and crimping pliers. Page 4.
Using a Bead Spinner
Learn how to string beads of the same color, or a mix of beads, quickly using a device called a bead spinner.
Spiders and Pumpkins Peyote Stitch Pattern
Use odd count flat peyote stitch to create a band of creepy black spiders. Repeat the pattern to your designed length.
"No Warps" Loom Beading With Square Stitch...
Learn all the steps for modifying your beading loom and using square stitch to weave beads without needing to weave-in numerous warp threads.
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.
Right-Angle Weave Bracelet Pattern - Golden Pink
This is a free pattern chart for a textural beaded bracelet featuring round seed beads, cylinder beads, and cube beads. See the second page for a photo of the completed bracelet.
Halloween Pumpkins Peyote Stitch Cuff Bracelet...
Use this free, even-count peyote stitch pattern to make a cut Halloween pumpkins bracelet.
Moroccan Coral Loom Beaded Bracelet
Learn how to make the Moroccan Coral loom beaded bracelet one step at a time.
Bejeweled Spiral Rope Tutorial
Stitch an elegant beaded necklace or bracelet using spiral rope stitch.
Herringbone Stitch Looped Earrings Pattern
Make a drapey pair of beaded earring using hearringbone stitch, looped fringe, and two sizes of glass seed beads.
Peyote Stitch Ruffles and Curls - Beadwork
Learn to embellish Peyote Stitch with beaded ruffles and curls and add dimension to your beadwork
How to Read an Even-Count Peyote Stitch Pattern
Learn how to read an even-count peyote stitch pattern, with example photos.
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.
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.
Getting Started Beading with Seed Beads
Getting Started Beading with Seed Beads - Seed Bead Beading - Seed Bead Beading Basics
Beaded Bracelets for Beginners
The top beaded bracelet patterns for beginner beaders
Tila Bead Square Earrings and Bracelet
Use a beadweaving technique to stitch two-hole Tila beads into a band of beaded squares. This pattern makes either a bracelet or a pair of earrings.
Iris - A Beaded Flower Design
A Dimensional Beaded Iris Flower
Victorian Beaded Lampshade
Adding Beaded Fringe changes a plain lampshade into a beautiful Beaded Victorian Lampshade
Using a Bead Reamer to Clean and Preapre Beads...
Learn how to use a diamond-bit type hand-held, also known as manual, bead reamer properly, using water and a tin, to enlarge bead holes, clean rough bead edges and to clean out bead release from handmade lampwork beads.
5 Common Mistakes Made by Beginning Beaders
Learn how to avoid the most common beadweaving mistakes.
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.
Spiral Rope Tutorial
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the very simple spiral rope stitch.
Open Backed Peyote Bezel Tutorial
A tutorial for how to create an open-backed bezel for a cabochon using peyote stitch.
Cha-Cha Earrings
A free pattern to make a pair of fun brick stitch earrings using seed beads and chunky glass drops.
Art Deco Style Tila Bead Bracelet Tutorial
Use Tila beads and round seed beads to make an elegant, art deco inspired bracelet.
Golden Waterfall Tila Bead Necklace Free...
This free beading pattern is for a Golden Waterfall Necklace, made with Tila beads. Stitching the Tila beads on the diagonal gives the necklace an interesting shape and using metallic bronze beads gives it lots of shine and sparkle.
Loom Beading Suppliers
A list of online suppliers who offer supplies used for weaving beads on a loom.
How to Do Freeform Peyote Stitch
A step-by-step introduction to creating beautiful beadwork using freeform peyote stitch techniques.
Segmented Tila Bead Bracelet Pattern
Create a Bohemian style bracelet by linking together segments of beadwork featuring glass Tila and seed beads.
Crystal Circle Beaded Pendant Free Beading...
This sparkling, three dimensional beaded pendant is made using two sizes of Swarovski bicone crystal beads and size 15 seed beads.
Beading Wire
: Beading wire is a stringing material made up of numerous, thin steel wires that are woven or wound
Dutch Spiral Necklace
Dutch Spiral Beaded Necklace: dutch spiral necklace nymo beading thread tubular peyote crimping pliers tube beads
Do Crystal and Glass Beads Contain Lead?
What you need to know about lead in your beads.
Twin Beads and Superduos
Learn how two-hole Superduos differ from Twin beads.
How to Attach a Jewelry Clasp With Jump Rings
Learn this easy method for completed your beaded design with a pre-made clasp.
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