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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.
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.
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 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.
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 Bead on a Basic Loom
Learn how to weave beads on a bead loom that does not have a shedding device.
Beaded Snowflake Earrings Pattern
Use this beaded snowflake technique to make gorgeous earrings or mini ornaments.
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
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.
Beading Wire Sizes and Strengths
How to select the best size and strength of beading wire for your beading stringing project.
Beaded Netting Holiday Ornament Cover
Use horizontal beaded netting to create a lacy cover for your glass holiday ornaments.
How to Select Stretch Cord
Learn how to select the best stretch cord for your beaded bracelets.
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
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.
The Crimper for people who hate to Crimp
om tara crimper for people who hate to crimp. easy to use, made for the beginner and advanced beadwork maker
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.
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.
Various Free Crystal Bead Patterns
A list of free beading pattern that use crystal beads, including Swarovski and Chinese crystal.
Types of Needles Used for Beadweaving
Learn about the three general categories of beading needles and how they differ.
10 Essential Beadweaving Supplies
Learn which tools and materials are the most important to have on hand when you get started beadweaving.
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.
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 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.
8 Easy Steps to Making a Tila Bead Ladder...
Use ladder stitch and two-hole Tila beads to weave a cute bracelet.
How to Tie a Surgeon's Knot
Instructions and step by step photos for how to tie a surgeon's knot.
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.
Get Started Beading on a Loom
Learn how to stitch beads on a loom.
Essential Off-Loom Beadweaving Stitches
A list and comparison of the most important off-loom beading stitches.
6 Easy Steps to Russian Spiral Beading
A Russian spiral stitch tutorial with bead diagrams and example photos.
Beadwork - An Introduction to the Stitches and...
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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.
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
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.
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
Attach a Slide Clasp to a Peyote Stitch Cuff...
Learn how to attach a slide lock clasp to a peyote stitch cuff bracelet.
Free Bead Pattern - Tiny Witch Doll - Beadwork
Make this tiny 3 dimensional witch doll using seed beads and Peyote stitch
Introduction to Bead Embroidery
Part One of a Two Part Course on Bead Embroidery - Preparing Your Fabic
10 Steps to Making a Twin Bead Bracelet Pattern
Use twin beads and seed beads to stitch this colorful bracelet.
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.
Beaded Snow Angel Doll
Bead a Tiny Snow Angel Doll using seed Beads and Peyote Stitch
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.
Basic Hexagon Stitch Beaded Earring Pattern
A free beaded earring pattern using basic hexagon stitch, also called hexagon angle weave.
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.
Loom or Square Stitch Pattern - Moroccan Coral...
A nine column bracelet band pattern chart for loom beading or square stitch.
Daisy Chain Tutorial on About.com Beadwork
Step by step directions for the daisy chain off-loom beadweaving stitch.
Tubular Even Count Peyote
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch tubular even count peyote. Page 2.
A Free and Fancy Tile Bead Bracelet Beading...
The materials list for the Fancy Tila Bead Bracelet Free Beading Pattern.
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.
Types of Bead Looms
Learn about the most common styles of looms for beading.
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.
Free Beadwork Patterns on Pinterest
free beadwork patterns on pinterest featuring hundreds of different stitches and how to create them
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.
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.
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.
How to Read a Loom Beading Pattern
Learn how to read and follow a loom beading pattern chart.
Small Beaded Ornament Cover Pattern
Learn how to make a simple but striking beaded ornament cover for a small size Christmas tree ornament.
How to Make Russian Style Netted Flowers
A step by step tutorial for making netted Russian-style flowers. Page 9.
Beaded Christmas Ornament Cover
Bead a Bead Netted Cover for your Christmas Ornaments
How to Do Dutch Spiral
Free instructions for how to do the Dutch Spiral off-loom beadweaving stitch. Page 2.
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.
Styles of Beads Used in Beadwork
A list of the types, styles and shapes of glass beads commonly used for beadweaving.
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.
Free Charted Peyote Stitch Patterns
Links to all the free charted peyote stitch patterns currently available on the About.com Beadwork site.
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 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.
Peyote Stitch Diagrams - Flat Even Count
A diagram tutorial for even-count flat peyote stitch.
Which Size Crimps Should I Use?
Learn which sizes of crimps are best to use on which sizes of beading wire.
How to Tie a Half-Hitch Knot
Instructions and step by step photos on how to tie a half-hitch knot. Page 2.
African Net Bead Lace Necklace
African Net Bead Necklace - Bead Lace Necklace - Emily Hackbarth African Net Bead Lace Necklace
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.
Make a Vintage Haskell-Style Beaded Pendant
Learn how to create vintage-style, layered beaded pendants, pins, and focal pieces using the Miriam Haskell technique with beading thread instead of wire.
How to Tie a Square Knot
Instructions and step by step photos on how to tie a square knot. Page 2.
Standard Square Stitch Beading Tutorial
Learn Standard Square Stitch beading with this great tutorial
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.
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.
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.
Quick and Simple Projects - Beaded Rings and...
Beaded Rings and Beaded Headbands make Quick and Simple Beaded Projects
How to Do Freeform Peyote Stitch
A step-by-step introduction to creating beautiful beadwork using freeform peyote stitch techniques.
No Warps Loom Beading With Knitting Needles
Learn how to weave beads on your knitting needle loom. Page 3.
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.
Easy Square Stitched Awareness Ribbon Free...
The materials list and instruction for getting started making the easy square stitched awareness ribbon free beading pattern.
Loom Weaving Patterns - Beadwork
Links to great bead patterns for Loom Weaving
Beaded Bracelets for Beginners
The top beaded bracelet patterns for beginner beaders
Square Knot
A diagram tutorial that demonstrates how to tie a square knot with beading thread.
Terms and Annotations Used in Beading Patterns
Learn how to understand beadweaving tutorials and follow beading patterns.
Beaded Herringbone Cord - Free Bead Pattern
Free bead pattern for Beaded Herringbone Cord aka Ndebele Weave using using Delica beads
How to Make Leaves using St. Petersburg Stitch
A tutorial on how to make Russian-style beadwoven leaves using St. Petersburg 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.
Getting Started Beading with Seed Beads
Getting Started Beading with Seed Beads - Seed Bead Beading - Seed Bead Beading Basics
Beading Wire
: Beading wire is a stringing material made up of numerous, thin steel wires that are woven or wound
Fireline Beading Thread: A Basic Profile and...
A basic profile and review of Fireline beading thread.
Tubular Ndebele or Herringbone Stitch Tutorial
A free tutorial for learning tubular Ndebele or herringbone 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 Warp a Bead Loom - Winding Method
You can create beadwork that is slightly longer than your beading loom by using a technique called winding
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.
Chevron Stitch Tutorial
A step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch known as Chevron Stitch.
Flat Ndebele or Herringbone Stitch Tutorial...
A free tutorial for learning Ndebele or herringbone stitch using a ladder stitch start. Page 6.
Glamour and Goth Earrings Free Beading Pattern
A free beading pattern for the Glamour and Goth Earrings, made with Swarovski crystal Rivolis.
Hexagon Beaded Snowflakes - Beads and Materials
Here are the beads and supplies you'll need to make some hexagon angle weave beaded snowflakes.
Ootheca Cuff Bracelet Beading Kit by Rachel...
A review of the Ootheca Cuff beading kit, designed by Rachel Nelson-Smith.
5 Common Mistakes Made by Beginning Beaders
Learn how to avoid the most common beadweaving mistakes.
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 Prepare a Beading Needle and Thread
Learn what it means to prepare your beading needle and thread for beadweaving.
Warp Thread
Definition: Warp threads , or simply warps , are the long, vertical threads or cords that support your
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.
Beaded Earrings With Superduos and Briolettes
Make a pretty pair of earrings using two-hole Superduos or Twin beads and faceted glass briolettes.
O Christmas Tree Brick Stitch Earrings
Step by step directions to make a pair of sweet little brick stitched Christmas tree earrings using cylinder beads and Swarovski crystals.
Peyote Graph Tips and Tricks
Beginners will quickly get the hang of Peyote stitch with these tips and tricks for beading
Herringbone Stitch Looped Earrings Pattern
Make a drapey pair of beaded earring using hearringbone stitch, looped fringe, and two sizes of glass seed beads.
St. Petersburg Chain Tutorial
St. Petersburg Chain is an easy beaded chain that will make beautiful beaded necklaces and amulet bag straps. Page 2.
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 2.
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.
Moroccan Coral Loom Beaded Bracelet
Learn how to make the Moroccan Coral loom beaded bracelet one step at a time.
Herringbone Stitch Beading From a Base Row
Learn how to do flat Ndebele herringbone stitch the easy way: from a base row.
Angel Baby Instructions - Beadwork
Instructions for making Angel Babies
Peyote Stitch Beading Class Part Three -...
Peyote Stitch Beading Class Part Three - Increasing and Decreasing Flat Peyote Stitch
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
How to Do Single-Needle Ladder Stitch
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.
Resin Jewelry by Heidi Boyd Book Review
resin jewelry simple techniques for 25 projects by heidi boyd book review
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.
Segmented Tila Bead Bracelet Pattern
Create a Bohemian style bracelet by linking together segments of beadwork featuring glass Tila and seed beads.
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.
Tila Bead and Magatamas Lace Necklace Tutorial
A free seed bead pattern for a necklace featuring two-hole Tila beads.
How to Read an Even-Count Peyote Stitch Pattern
Learn how to read an even-count peyote stitch pattern, with example photos.
Twin Beads and Superduos
Learn how two-hole Superduos differ from Twin beads.
Flat netting Beading Tutorial
Flat Netting Beading Tutorial Learn to Graph and Stitch Flat Net Beading In this beading tutorial for
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.
Spiral Rope Tutorial
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the very simple spiral rope stitch. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
Beads Per Inch Chart
Quickly determine how many beads of a certain size you'll need for a bead stringing project.
Cha-Cha Earrings
A free pattern to make a pair of fun brick stitch earrings using seed beads and chunky glass drops. Page 3.
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.
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.
How Many Beads Will I Need?
A set of basic tables to let you estimate how many seed or cylinder beads you need
Art Deco Style Tila Bead Bracelet Tutorial
Use Tila beads and round seed beads to make an elegant, art deco inspired bracelet.
Bejeweled Spiral Rope Tutorial
Stitch an elegant beaded necklace or bracelet using spiral rope 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.
Modern Metallic Brick Stitch Earrings
Make a pair of beautiful, modern earrings using metallic cylinder beads and some simple sterling silver cones. These elegant beadwoven earrings are created using brick stitch. Page 4.
How to Use a Bead Stopper
What is a bead stopper? A description of this handy little beading tool.
Magatama Beads
Magatama beads are specially shaped, small glass beads manufactured in Japan. They have slightly offset
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