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Visiting Shipwreck Beads - the World's Largest...
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.
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.
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Tutorials by Stitch Type Tutorials by Stitch Type Beadweaving and bead embroidery are performed by stitching
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.
How to Bead on a Basic Loom
Learn how to weave beads on a bead loom that does not have a shedding device.
DIY Outdoor Decor: Make a Loomed Clay Pot Accent
diy outdoor living space decor clay pots beadwork
Use This Chart for an Easy Way to Compare Bead...
Print out the chart for easy reference when comparing bead sizes.
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.
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.
How to Select Stretch Cord
Learn how to select the best stretch cord for your beaded bracelets.
Bead & Button Show 2014 Review Part 10
bead and button show where hundreds of vendors sell their jewelry making supplies. there are hundreds of classes being taught over a 2 week period of time
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.
6 Easy Steps to Russian Spiral Beading
A Russian spiral stitch tutorial with bead diagrams and example photos.
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.
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.
Beading Wire Sizes and Strengths
How to select the best size and strength of beading wire for your beading stringing project.
French Knitter Necklace
French Knitter Necklace
Get Started Beading on a Loom
Learn how to stitch beads on a loom.
Standard Square Stitch Beading Tutorial
Learn Standard Square Stitch beading with this great tutorial
Introduction to Bead Embroidery
Part One of a Two Part Course on Bead Embroidery - Preparing Your Fabic
10 Essential Beadweaving Supplies
Learn which tools and materials are the most important to have on hand when you get started beadweaving.
Various Free Crystal Bead Patterns
A list of free beading pattern that use crystal beads, including Swarovski and Chinese crystal.
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
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.
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.
Essential Off-Loom Beadweaving Stitches
A list and comparison of the most important off-loom beading stitches.
8 Easy Steps to Making a Tila Bead Ladder...
Use ladder stitch and two-hole Tila beads to weave a cute bracelet.
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.
Attach a Slide Clasp to a Peyote Stitch Cuff...
Learn how to attach a slide lock clasp to a peyote stitch cuff bracelet.
Cellini Spiral Tutorial
Getting started with Cellini spiral stitch in this free beading tutorial.
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
Beadwork - An Introduction to the Stitches and...
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African Net Bead Lace Necklace
African Net Bead Necklace - Bead Lace Necklace - Emily Hackbarth African Net Bead Lace Necklace
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.
Types of Needles Used for Beadweaving
Learn about the three general categories of beading needles and how they differ.
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.
Loom Weaving Patterns - Beadwork
Links to great bead patterns for Loom Weaving
Beaded Snowflake Earrings Pattern
Use this beaded snowflake technique to make gorgeous earrings or mini ornaments.
Free Charted Peyote Stitch Patterns
Links to all the free charted peyote stitch patterns currently available on the About.com Beadwork site.
Bead & Button Show 2014 Review Part 7
bead and button show where hundreds of vendors showcase their products and consumers are educated on how to create their own on loom, off loom and stringing jewelry projects
Styles of Beads Used in Beadwork
A list of the types, styles and shapes of glass beads commonly used for beadweaving.
Quick and Simple Projects - Beaded Rings and...
Beaded Rings and Beaded Headbands make Quick and Simple Beaded Projects
A Free and Fancy Tile Bead Bracelet Beading...
The materials list for the Fancy Tila Bead Bracelet Free Beading Pattern.
Bead & Button Show 2014 Review Part 9
bead and button show where hundreds of vendors gather to sell their jewelry making supplies. hundreds of classes offered over a two week period of time
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.
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.
Jewelry for your Feet
bead beads beaded barefoot sandals chain foot jewelry
Loom or Square Stitch Pattern - Moroccan Coral...
A nine column bracelet band pattern chart for loom beading or square stitch.
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.
Beaded Netting Holiday Ornament Cover
Use horizontal beaded netting to create a lacy cover for your glass holiday ornaments.
Make a Loom Beaded Mini Amulet Bag
Learn how to assemble an amulet bag using loomed beadwork, and attach a double layer of beaded fringe.
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
Seed Bead Sizes and What They Mean
Information about the different sizes of seed beads used for off-loom beadweaving.
Daisy Chain Tutorial on About.com Beadwork
Step by step directions for the daisy chain off-loom beadweaving stitch.
Horizontal Beaded Netting Bracelet Pattern -...
A free pattern chart for a horizontal beaded netting bracelet band. The edges are embellished with beaded picots.
How to Make Your Own Peyote Stitch Toggle Clasp
Directions for making your own toggle clasp using peyote stitch and Japanese cylinder beads
How to Tie a Surgeon's Knot
Instructions and step by step photos for how to tie a surgeon's knot.
Tubular Herringbone Stitch Necklace Pattern
Learn how to make a beaded rope choker, necklace, or bracelet using tubular herringbone 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.
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.
Bead & Button Show 2014 Review Part 8
bead and button show 2014 where hundreds of students go to learn the latest and greatest by top notch instructors from all over the country
Beaded Herringbone Cord - Free Bead Pattern
Free bead pattern for Beaded Herringbone Cord aka Ndebele Weave using using Delica beads
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.
Tubular Ndebele or Herringbone Stitch Tutorial
A free tutorial for learning tubular Ndebele or herringbone stitch.
Getting Started Beading with Seed Beads
Getting Started Beading with Seed Beads - Seed Bead Beading - Seed Bead Beading Basics
Spiral Button Free Bead Pattern by Karole...
Spiral Button Free Bead pattern by Karole Conaway Page 2
Tubular Even Count Peyote
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch tubular even count peyote.
10 Steps to Making a Twin Bead Bracelet Pattern
Use twin beads and seed beads to stitch this colorful bracelet.
Segmented Tila Bead Bracelet Pattern
Create a Bohemian style bracelet by linking together segments of beadwork featuring glass Tila and seed beads.
Basic Hexagon Stitch Beaded Earring Pattern
A free beaded earring pattern using basic hexagon stitch, also called hexagon angle weave.
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.
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.
Moroccan Coral Loom Beaded Bracelet
Learn how to make the Moroccan Coral loom beaded bracelet one step at a time.
Iris - A Beaded Flower Design
A Dimensional Beaded Iris Flower
Beaded Snow Angel Doll
Bead a Tiny Snow Angel Doll using seed Beads and Peyote Stitch
How to Read a Loom Beading Pattern
Learn how to read and follow a loom beading pattern chart.
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.
How to Do Dutch Spiral
Free instructions for how to do the Dutch Spiral off-loom beadweaving stitch.
How to Make a Beautiful Ombre Beaded Bracelet
ombre beaded pattern cubed bracelet
Summer Trimmings Two-Drop Peyote Stitch...
A free beaded bracelet pattern using even-count two-drop peyote stitch.
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.
Hexagon Angle Stitch Bracelet Band Tutorial
Master the twists and turns of hexagon stitch while making a truly unique beaded bracelet.
Superduo Suppliers
A directory of online bead suppliers that carry two-hole Superduos.
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.
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.
Which Size Crimps Should I Use?
Learn which sizes of crimps are best to use on which sizes of beading wire.
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.
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.
Cha-Cha Earrings
A free pattern to make a pair of fun brick stitch earrings using seed beads and chunky glass drops.
3-D Daffodils
3-d Beaded flowers Daffodils made with seed beads and flat brick stitch
Fireline Beading Thread: A Basic Profile and...
A basic profile and review of Fireline beading thread.
How to Prepare a Beading Needle and Thread
Learn what it means to prepare your beading needle and thread for beadweaving.
Fiesta Twin Bead and Crystal Earrings
Learn how to make these lacy beaded earring using single- and two-hole seed beads and crystal bicones.
Flat netting Beading Tutorial
Flat Netting Beading Tutorial Learn to Graph and Stitch Flat Net Beading In this beading tutorial for
Free Bead Pattern - Tiny Witch Doll - Beadwork
Make this tiny 3 dimensional witch doll using seed beads and Peyote stitch
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.
Do Crystal and Glass Beads Contain Lead?
What you need to know about lead in your beads.
How to Add a New Thread to Beadwork
Adding a new thread into your beadwork is a basic beadwork skill that will make your beadwork more enjoyable and will make your finished beadwork last longer. This article includes step by step directions, tips for maintaining your tension, and a reference graph that illustrates a suggested thread path for adding your new thread. Page 5.
Peyote Stitch Bail Free Beading Pattern
This free beading pattern shows you how to make a peyote stitched bail that will fit a donut. Donuts are beading components that are usually undrilled. You can string a beaded rope through the bail or use a piece of ribbon, suede, leather or any other necklace that you choose.
Daisy Chains
Daisy Chain Beadwork Stitch
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.
Art Deco Style Tila Bead Bracelet Tutorial
Use Tila beads and round seed beads to make an elegant, art deco inspired bracelet.
Herringbone Stitch Looped Earrings Pattern
Make a drapey pair of beaded earring using hearringbone stitch, looped fringe, and two sizes of glass seed beads.
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.
How to Make Russian Style Netted Flowers
A step by step tutorial for making netted Russian-style flowers.
Terms and Annotations Used in Beading Patterns
Learn how to understand beadweaving tutorials and follow beading patterns.
Peyote Stitch Beading Class Part Three -...
Peyote Stitch Beading Class Part Three - Increasing and Decreasing Flat Peyote Stitch
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.
Beaded Dragonfly Earrings - Beadwork ...
Free Bead pattern for Beaded Dragonfly Earrings: free bead pattern flat rectangles pony beads pony bead jewelry pliers
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
How to Tie a Half-Hitch Knot
Instructions and step by step photos on how to tie a half-hitch knot.
Chevron Stitch Tutorial
A step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch known as Chevron Stitch.
Daisy Chain Amulet Bag Strap
Learn how to use an eight bead daisy chain stitch to make a strap for a mini amulet bag.
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.
Peyote Stitch Diagrams - Flat Even Count
A diagram tutorial for even-count flat peyote stitch.
How to Read an Even-Count Peyote Stitch Pattern
Learn how to read an even-count peyote stitch pattern, with example photos.
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.
Beaded Ropes - Free Beading Patterns Made with...
A list of free beading patterns that are made using beaded ropes. Beaded ropes can be used to make beaded bracelets, beaded necklaces and beaded lariats.
"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.
Twin Beads and Superduos
Learn how two-hole Superduos differ from Twin 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.
Tubular Odd Count Peyote Stitch
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beading stitch tubular odd count peyote.
How to Make Leaves using St. Petersburg Stitch
A tutorial on how to make Russian-style beadwoven leaves using St. Petersburg stitch.
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.
Nymo Beading Thread: A Basic Profile
A basic profile and review of Nymo beading thread.
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.
Bejeweled Spiral Rope Tutorial
Stitch an elegant beaded necklace or bracelet using spiral rope stitch.
Peyote Toggle Clasp for a Herringbone Stitch...
Learn how to make a cute beaded toggle clasp for a tubular Ndebele herringbone stitch necklace, bracelet, or anklet.
How to Attach a Jewelry Clasp With Jump Rings
Learn this easy method for completed your beaded design with a pre-made clasp.
Bedouin Beaded Necklace Part One
Bedoiun Beaded Necklace Using a Bead Netting Variation
All Tied Up in Knots
A description of four of the most commonly used knots in beadwork, along with links to step-by-step instructions on how to tie each of them.
Glamour and Goth Earrings Free Beading Pattern
A free beading pattern for the Glamour and Goth Earrings, made with Swarovski crystal Rivolis.
Herringbone Stitch Beading From a Base Row
Learn how to do flat Ndebele herringbone stitch the easy way: from a base row.
Victorian Beaded Lampshade
Adding Beaded Fringe changes a plain lampshade into a beautiful Beaded Victorian Lampshade
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.
No Warps Loom Beading With Knitting Needles
Learn how to weave beads on your knitting needle loom. Page 3.
Two and Three Drop Peyote Stitch Tutorial
Step by step directions for two and three drop peyote stitch.
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.
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.
Peyote Stitch Ruffles and Curls - Beadwork
Learn to embellish Peyote Stitch with beaded ruffles and curls and add dimension to your beadwork
Red, White and Blue Fourth of July Beaded...
Stitch this little red, white, and blue necklace to wear on the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or anytime you'd like to express some American patriotism. You can also switch up the colors to make cute necklaces to wear any time of year.
How to Follow a Tubular Peyote Pattern for an...
Learn how to follow a tubular peyote stitch beading pattern to make a tube for an amulet bag pouch or dread sleeve.
Gotham City Brick Stitch Necklace
Free step by step directions for how to make the Gotham City Necklace, designed by Jennifer VanBenschoten, using brick stitch triangles made from size 8 Delica beads and vintage marquis shaped 2-hole nailheads.
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.
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.
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