Beadwork: Most Popular Articles
Learn how to make a stylish wrap bracelet using leather cord, glass beads, and beading thread.
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.
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
Learn how to make beaded stretch bracelets for kids or adults.
Learn how to string beads using bead stringing wire and crimp tubes. Use this technique to create custom beaded necklaces, bracelets, and anklets.
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.
Use horizontal beaded netting to create a lacy cover for your glass holiday ornaments.
Use this beaded snowflake technique to make gorgeous earrings or mini ornaments.
Print out the chart for easy reference when comparing bead sizes.
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
You can use this method of finishing off loom beadwork to avoid weaving in the warp threads one by one.
A free beading pattern for the Glamour and Goth Earrings, made with Swarovski crystal Rivolis.
Learn how to select the best stretch cord for your beaded bracelets.
Use circular peyote stitch and seed beads to embellish a carved gemstone skull bead for El Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead.
om tara crimper for people who hate to crimp. easy to use, made for the beginner and advanced beadwork maker
A free beading pattern for a simple, easy and elegant Tila bead bracelet that is embellished with Swarovski crystals.
How to select the best size and strength of beading wire for your beading stringing project.
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 step by step tutorial on how to create beautiful 3-dimensional Russian style leaves using peyote stitch. Page 2.
Learn how to make these lacy beaded earring using single- and two-hole seed beads and crystal bicones.
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.
A list and comparison of the most important off-loom beading stitches.
Learn which tools and materials are the most important to have on hand when you get started beadweaving.
A list of free beading pattern that use crystal beads, including Swarovski and Chinese crystal.
Learn how to hide the warp thread tails in your seed bead beadwork made on a loom.
Bead a Tiny Snow Angel Doll using seed Beads and Peyote Stitch
The Spiral Rope Chain AKA The Internet Spiral beading technique is simple to learn with this beading tutorial from your Beadwork Guide
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. Page 2.
Part One of a Two Part Course on Bead Embroidery - Preparing Your Fabic
A free, printable pattern chart for a zig zag style beaded cuff bracelet using peyote stitch and Delicas.
A Russian spiral stitch tutorial with bead diagrams and example photos.
Getting started with Cellini spiral stitch in this free beading tutorial.
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 stitch beads on a loom.
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.
Learn how to make a simple but striking beaded ornament cover for a small size Christmas tree ornament.
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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.
Make this tiny 3 dimensional witch doll using seed beads and Peyote stitch
Instructions and step by step photos for how to tie a surgeon's knot.
Use ladder stitch and two-hole Tila beads to weave a cute bracelet.
This gorgeous little bracelet is easy to make using a single row of beadwork and two-hole CzechMates beads.
This free beaded bracelet pattern uses Swarovski crystal beads and glass cube beads to make a sleek and sparkling cuff bracelet. Page 8.
Getting started with the Fancy Tila Bead Bracelet Free Beading Pattern.
Step by step directions for the daisy chain off-loom beadweaving stitch.
Learn how to attach a slide lock clasp to a peyote stitch cuff bracelet.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch tubular even count peyote. Page 2.
Learn about the three general categories of beading needles and how they differ.
Master the twists and turns of hexagon stitch while making a truly unique beaded bracelet.
Directions for making your own toggle clasp using peyote stitch and Japanese cylinder beads
Use twin beads and seed beads to stitch this colorful bracelet.
Learn about the most common styles of looms for beading.
African Net Bead Necklace - Bead Lace Necklace - Emily Hackbarth African Net Bead Lace Necklace
Free instructions for how to do the Dutch Spiral off-loom beadweaving stitch. Page 2.
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.
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.
A step by step tutorial that shows how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch known as flat odd-count peyote stitch. Page 2.
Links to all the free charted peyote stitch patterns currently available on the About.com Beadwork site.
Use double flat spiral stitch to make this showy bracelet that features glow-in-the-dark round glass beads and seed beads.
This simple little tube bead makes a big impact when strung on cable necklace chain. It works up fast
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 free beaded earring pattern using basic hexagon stitch, also called hexagon angle weave.
A step-by-step introduction to creating beautiful beadwork using freeform peyote stitch techniques. Page 3.
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 tutorial for how to do double spiral rope, an off-loom beadweaving stitch that creates a supple, thick beaded rope. Page 2.
Learn how to make a beaded rope choker, necklace, or bracelet using tubular herringbone stitch.
Instructions and step by step photos on how to tie a half-hitch knot. Page 2.
A free tutorial for learning tubular Ndebele or herringbone stitch.
A nine column bracelet band pattern chart for loom beading or square stitch.
Learn how to weave beads on your knitting needle loom. Page 3.
Bead a Bead Netted Cover for your Christmas Ornaments
St. Petersburg Chain is an easy beaded chain that will make beautiful beaded necklaces and amulet bag straps. Page 2.
A tutorial on how to make Russian-style beadwoven leaves using St. Petersburg stitch.
A list of the types, styles and shapes of glass beads commonly used for beadweaving.
A free step by step tutorial that illustrates the proper way to use crimp tubes and crimping pliers. Page 4.
A step-by-step tutorial on preparing your bead loom by setting it up with its initial warp threads.
Information about the different sizes of seed beads used for off-loom beadweaving.
Getting Started Beading with Seed Beads - Seed Bead Beading - Seed Bead Beading Basics
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.
A list of free Halloween beading patterns. These include beaded bracelets, beaded necklaces, amulet bag patterns, and other Halloween beading projects.
Collection of free bead patterns in 3-D - Dimensional Beading Patterns from Paula S. Morgan, your Beadwork Guide About.com
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.
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.
A step by step tutorial for making netted Russian-style flowers. Page 9.
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.
Peyote Stitch Beading Class Part Three - Increasing and Decreasing Flat Peyote Stitch
Learn how to read and follow a loom beading pattern chart.
Learn which sizes of crimps are best to use on which sizes of beading wire.
A step by step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch called single needle right angle weave. Page 2.
Learn what it means to prepare your beading needle and thread for beadweaving.
free beadwork patterns on pinterest featuring hundreds of different stitches and how to create them
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the very simple spiral rope stitch. Page 2.
Learn how to understand beadweaving tutorials and follow beading patterns.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beading stitch tubular odd count peyote. Page 2.
A diagram tutorial of basic, horizontal beaded netting.
Learn how to use a new length of beading thread to correct loose tension in your beadwork.
resin jewelry simple techniques for 25 projects by heidi boyd book review
A diagram tutorial that demonstrates how to tie a square knot with beading thread.
A directory of online bead suppliers that carry two-hole Superduos.
The top beaded bracelet patterns for beginner beaders
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.
Learn how to do flat Ndebele herringbone stitch the easy way: from a base row.
A free pattern chart for a horizontal beaded netting bracelet band. The edges are embellished with beaded picots.
Learn how to string beads of the same color, or a mix of beads, quickly using a device called a bead spinner.
Learn Standard Square Stitch beading with this great tutorial
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.
Stitch an elegant beaded necklace or bracelet using spiral rope stitch.
Free bead pattern for Beaded Herringbone Cord aka Ndebele Weave using using Delica beads
: Beading wire is a stringing material made up of numerous, thin steel wires that are woven or wound
A basic profile and review of Fireline beading thread.
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.
Descriptions of the different bead trays, mats and boards available to use as a work surface while you stitch or string.
Beaded Rings and Beaded Headbands make Quick and Simple Beaded Projects
Easy, step-by-step directions to stitch a peyote bezel around a cabochon that has a backing attached to it. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
Make this cute beaded pumpkin in 3-D using flat round peyote stitch beadwork
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.
Learn how to do the single-needle version of beaded ladder stitch. This stitch makes a narrow band of beadwork, and you can use it to start other some other stitches, such as herringbone.
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.
Step by step directions to make a pair of sweet little brick stitched Christmas tree earrings using cylinder beads and Swarovski crystals.
What you need to know about lead in your beads.
The materials list and instruction for getting started making the easy square stitched awareness ribbon free beading pattern.
Links to great bead patterns for Loom Weaving
How to read the first two rows of an even-count peyote stitch pattern. Page 2.