Beadwork: Most Popular Articles
Learn how to make a stylish wrap bracelet using leather cord, glass beads, and beading thread.
peyote stitch off loom beadwork one of the most popular stitches to learn when you are first starting out stitching by hand.
Make these easy star earrings using Swarovski crystals and netting. Special enough to wear at the holidays, but fun to wear any time of year!
Read about my visit and time spent in the incredible showroom of Shipwreck Beads, located in Lacey, WA. Shipwreck Beads began as a small antiques shop, branched into bead trading at Mountain Man reenactment gatherings and has grown into one of the largest retail beads establishments open to all beaders - retail and wholesale.
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Learn which tools and materials are the most important to have on hand when you get started beadweaving.
Learn how to string beads using bead stringing wire and crimp tubes. Use this technique to create custom beaded necklaces, bracelets, and anklets.
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.
Learn how to make beaded stretch bracelets for kids or adults.
A free tutorial for making beaded hoop earrings by using brick stitch to weave beads on the inside of a metal ring.
Learn how to weave beads on a bead loom that does not have a shedding device.
Print out the chart for easy reference when comparing bead sizes.
When learning how to do beadwork, many beginners don't know how long a piece of thread to use in their beading projects. This article will help explain how to figure out how much beading thread to use for your bead weaving projects.
You can use this method of finishing off loom beadwork to avoid weaving in the warp threads one by one.
Learn how to select the best stretch cord for your beaded bracelets.
A free beading pattern for a simple, easy and elegant Tila bead bracelet that is embellished with Swarovski crystals.
Find out how to tie several different types of knots used to secure thread in beadweaving. Page 6.
How to select the best size and strength of beading wire for your beading stringing project.
Learn about the three general categories of beading needles and how they differ.
Learn how to use coil ends to finish the ends of round jewelry cord, which makes great stringing material for beaded beads and pendants.
A Russian spiral stitch tutorial with bead diagrams and example photos.
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.
Use ladder stitch and two-hole Tila beads to weave a cute bracelet.
A step by step tutorial on how to create beautiful 3-dimensional Russian style leaves using peyote stitch. Page 2.
A list and comparison of the most important off-loom beading stitches.
This simple little tube bead makes a big impact when strung on cable necklace chain. It works up fast
Learn how to stitch beads on a loom.
Part One of a Two Part Course on Bead Embroidery - Preparing Your Fabic
Learn this easy method for completed your beaded design with a pre-made clasp.
Getting started with Cellini spiral stitch in this free beading tutorial.
add a new length of thread
Learn Standard Square Stitch beading with this great tutorial
A list of free beading pattern that use crystal beads, including Swarovski and Chinese crystal.
If you are just getting started with beadweaving and beadwork, you are probably wondering what the best stitch is for you to learn first. Here are some suggestions for picking out a new beading stitch and tips for learning that beading stitch.
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 tool box essentials must haves for beading on loom and off loom
Instructions and step by step photos for how to tie a surgeon's knot.
Learn how to start a new weft thread, and end and old one, in beadwork on a loom.
Use horizontal beaded netting to create a lacy cover for your glass holiday ornaments.
If you're a beginner beader, you can use this list like a checklist to get the supplies, materials and tools you need to get started beading. Beading is a fun, relaxing and rewarding hobby.
A gallery of images showcasing the different types of wire work pliers with some information on their uses.
The materials list for the Fancy Tila Bead Bracelet Free Beading Pattern.
A gallery of images showcasing the different types of wire work pliers with some information on their uses. Page 7.
Learn how to add beaded end loops to square stitch beadwork that has an even number of vertical columns.
A gallery of images showcasing the different types of wire work pliers with some information on their uses.
A gallery of images showcasing the different types of wire work pliers with some information on their uses. Page 4.
A list of 5 essential tools to make beadweaving easier for everyone.
A free step by step tutorial that illustrates the proper way to use crimp tubes and crimping pliers. Page 4.
A free, printable pattern chart for a zig zag style beaded cuff bracelet using peyote stitch and Delicas.
Learn how to attach a slide lock clasp to a peyote stitch cuff bracelet.
Here is an efficient technique for ending an old (used up) length of beading thread and starting a new one in your beadwork.
Learn how to make a half-hitch knot over beading thread when you're working with square stitch. Page 2.
Links to great bead patterns for Loom Weaving
Collection of free bead patterns in 3-D - Dimensional Beading Patterns from Paula S. Morgan, your Beadwork Guide About.com
A list of the types, styles and shapes of glass beads commonly used for beadweaving.
Links to all the free charted peyote stitch patterns currently available on the About.com Beadwork site.
This gorgeous little bracelet is easy to make using a single row of beadwork and two-hole CzechMates beads.
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The Spiral Rope Chain AKA The Internet Spiral beading technique is simple to learn with this beading tutorial from your Beadwork Guide
A nine column bracelet band pattern chart for loom beading or square stitch.
Learn how to hide the warp thread tails in your seed bead beadwork made on a loom.
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Step by step directions for the daisy chain off-loom beadweaving stitch.
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.
A basic profile of embroidery scissors and their uses in beadweaving.
Beaded Rings and Beaded Headbands make Quick and Simple Beaded Projects
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.
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.
Directions for making your own toggle clasp using peyote stitch and Japanese cylinder beads
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.
French Knitter Necklace
Use this beaded snowflake technique to make gorgeous earrings or mini ornaments.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch tubular even count peyote.
Information about the different sizes of seed beads used for off-loom beadweaving.
A diagram tutorial for even-count flat peyote stitch.
African Net Bead Necklace - Bead Lace Necklace - Emily Hackbarth African Net Bead Lace Necklace
Make this tiny 3 dimensional witch doll using seed beads and Peyote stitch
A free pattern chart for a horizontal beaded netting bracelet band. The edges are embellished with beaded picots.
Learn how to read an even-count peyote stitch pattern, with example photos.
A step by step tutorial for making netted Russian-style flowers. Page 9.
Learn how to make a beaded rope choker, necklace, or bracelet using tubular herringbone stitch.
This free beaded bracelet pattern uses Swarovski crystal beads and glass cube beads to make a sleek and sparkling cuff bracelet. Page 8.
Learn which sizes of crimps are best to use on which sizes of beading wire.
Free instructions for how to do the Dutch Spiral off-loom beadweaving stitch. Page 2.
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.
Learn about the most common styles of looms for beading.
A free beaded earring pattern using basic hexagon stitch, also called hexagon angle weave.
Learn how to make the Moroccan Coral loom beaded bracelet one step at a time.
Bead a Tiny Snow Angel Doll using seed Beads and Peyote Stitch
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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.
A step-by-step tutorial on preparing your bead loom by setting it up with its initial warp threads.
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.
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.
A tutorial for how to do double spiral rope, an off-loom beadweaving stitch that creates a supple, thick beaded rope.
Learn how to make a simple but striking beaded ornament cover for a small size Christmas tree ornament.
Getting Started Beading with Seed Beads - Seed Bead Beading - Seed Bead Beading Basics
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.
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.
Peyote Stitch Beading Class Part Three - Increasing and Decreasing Flat Peyote Stitch
Learn how to read and follow a loom beading pattern chart.
Flat Netting Beading Tutorial Learn to Graph and Stitch Flat Net Beading In this beading tutorial for
A step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch known as Chevron Stitch.
Learn what it means to prepare your beading needle and thread for beadweaving.
Free bead pattern for Beaded Herringbone Cord aka Ndebele Weave using using Delica beads
A free tutorial for learning tubular Ndebele or herringbone stitch.
A directory of online bead suppliers that carry two-hole Superduos.
A step by step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch called single needle right angle weave.
A basic profile and review of Fireline beading thread.
Instructions and step by step photos on how to tie a half-hitch knot.
Free Bead pattern for Beaded Dragonfly Earrings: free bead pattern flat rectangles pony beads pony bead jewelry pliers
Use Tila beads and round seed beads to make an elegant, art deco inspired bracelet.
You don't always have to use a commercially-made clasp on your peyote stitch cuff bracelets. This tutorial will show you how to make your own easy toggle clasp that can be used on peyote stitch cuff bracelets, including the free beading patterns found on the site.
Learn how to do flat Ndebele herringbone stitch the easy way: from a base row.
Use twin beads and seed beads to stitch this colorful bracelet.
Daisy Chain Beadwork Stitch
Master the twists and turns of hexagon stitch while making a truly unique beaded bracelet.
Learn how two-hole Superduos differ from Twin beads.
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.
A tutorial on how to make Russian-style beadwoven leaves using St. Petersburg stitch.
Adding Beaded Fringe changes a plain lampshade into a beautiful Beaded Victorian Lampshade
ombre beaded pattern cubed bracelet
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.
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.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beading stitch tubular odd count peyote.
Use double flat spiral stitch to make this showy bracelet that features glow-in-the-dark round glass beads and seed beads.
Free Bead Pattern Heart of Gold Carole Sweet
A list of online suppliers who offer supplies used for weaving beads on a loom.
Learn how to weave beads on your knitting needle loom. Page 3.
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.
Stitch an elegant beaded necklace or bracelet using spiral rope stitch.
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Create a Bohemian style bracelet by linking together segments of beadwork featuring glass Tila and seed beads.
3-d Beaded flowers Daffodils made with seed beads and flat brick stitch
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.
Learn to embellish Peyote Stitch with beaded ruffles and curls and add dimension to your beadwork
A set of basic tables to let you estimate how many seed or cylinder beads you need
Learn how to follow a tubular peyote stitch beading pattern to make a tube for an amulet bag pouch or dread sleeve.
A free beading pattern for the Glamour and Goth Earrings, made with Swarovski crystal Rivolis.
Quickly determine how many beads of a certain size you'll need for a bead stringing project.
A basic profile and review of Nymo beading thread.
Learn how to make a cute beaded toggle clasp for a tubular Ndebele herringbone stitch necklace, bracelet, or anklet.
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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.
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.
A step-by-step introduction to creating beautiful beadwork using freeform peyote stitch techniques.
Learn how to make these lacy beaded earring using single- and two-hole seed beads and crystal bicones.
This sparkling, three dimensional beaded pendant is made using two sizes of Swarovski bicone crystal beads and size 15 seed beads.
A diagram tutorial of basic, horizontal beaded netting.
Beginners will quickly get the hang of Peyote stitch with these tips and tricks for beading