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Beadwork: Most Popular Articles

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Beaded Snowflake Earrings Pattern
Use this beaded snowflake technique to make gorgeous earrings or mini ornaments.
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.
How to Make Beaded Stretch Bracelets
Learn how to make beaded stretch bracelets for kids or adults.
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 Netting Holiday Ornament Cover
Use horizontal beaded netting to create a lacy cover for your glass holiday ornaments.
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.
Top 10 Gifts for Beaders
Ten great gift ideas for your favorite beader or for yourself.
How to Bead on a Basic Loom
Learn how to weave beads on a bead loom that does not have a shedding device.
Use This Chart for an Easy Way to Compare Bead...
Print out the chart for easy reference when comparing bead sizes.
How to Select Stretch Cord
Learn how to select the best stretch cord for your beaded bracelets.
Small Beaded Ornament Cover Pattern
Learn how to make a simple but striking beaded ornament cover for a small size Christmas tree ornament.
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.
Beaded Snow Angel Doll
Bead a Tiny Snow Angel Doll using seed Beads and Peyote Stitch
Beading Wire Sizes and Strengths
How to select the best size and strength of beading wire for your beading stringing project.
Hexagon Beaded Snowflakes - Beads and Materials
Here are the beads and supplies you'll need to make some hexagon angle weave beaded snowflakes.
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.
Various Free Crystal Bead Patterns
A list of free beading pattern that use crystal beads, including Swarovski and Chinese crystal.
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.
Attach a Slide Clasp to a Peyote Stitch Cuff...
Learn how to attach a slide lock clasp to a peyote stitch cuff bracelet.
Essential Off-Loom Beadweaving Stitches
A list and comparison of the most important off-loom beading stitches.
How to Tie a Half-Hitch Knot
Instructions and step by step photos on how to tie a half-hitch knot. 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.
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 Weave-In Warp Threads on Loom Beadwork
Learn how to hide the warp thread tails in your seed bead beadwork made on a loom.
6 Easy Steps to Russian Spiral Beading
A Russian spiral stitch tutorial with bead diagrams and example photos.
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.
Types of Needles Used for Beadweaving
Learn about the three general categories of beading needles and how they differ.
Beadwork - An Introduction to the Stitches and...
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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.
10 Essential Beadweaving Supplies
Learn which tools and materials are the most important to have on hand when you get started beadweaving.
Daisy Chain Tutorial on About.com Beadwork
Step by step directions for the daisy chain off-loom beadweaving stitch.
Get Started Beading on a Loom
Learn how to stitch beads on a loom.
How to Tie a Surgeon's Knot
Instructions and step by step photographs on how to tie a surgeon's knot. Page 2.
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.
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
A Free and Fancy Tile Bead Bracelet Beading...
Getting started with the Fancy Tila Bead Bracelet Free Beading Pattern.
How to Do Dutch Spiral
Free instructions for how to do the Dutch Spiral off-loom beadweaving stitch. Page 2.
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
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.
How to Make Your Own Peyote Stitch Toggle Clasp
Directions for making your own toggle clasp using peyote stitch and Japanese cylinder beads
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.
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.
Tubular Even Count Peyote
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch tubular even count peyote. Page 2.
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.
8 Easy Steps to Making a Tila Bead Ladder...
Use ladder stitch and two-hole Tila beads to weave a cute bracelet.
Introduction to Bead Embroidery
Part One of a Two Part Course on Bead Embroidery - Preparing Your Fabic
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.
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. Page 2.
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 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.
Styles of Beads Used in Beadwork
A list of the types, styles and shapes of glass beads commonly used for beadweaving.
Which Size Crimps Should I Use?
Learn which sizes of crimps are best to use on which sizes of beading wire.
Beaded Christmas Ornament Cover
Bead a Bead Netted Cover for your Christmas Ornaments
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.
How to Use a Quick Start Peyote Card to Begin a...
Deb-Moffett-Hall's Quick Start Peyote Card takes the guesswork out of starting peyote stitch beadwork. Here's how to use one.
Loom or Square Stitch Pattern - Moroccan Coral...
A nine column bracelet band pattern chart for loom beading or square stitch.
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.
Basic Hexagon Stitch Beaded Earring Pattern
A free beaded earring pattern using basic hexagon stitch, also called hexagon angle weave.
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.
Square Knot
A diagram tutorial that demonstrates how to tie a square knot with beading thread.
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.
African Net Bead Lace Necklace
African Net Bead Necklace - Bead Lace Necklace - Emily Hackbarth African Net Bead Lace Necklace
How to Read a Loom Beading Pattern
Learn how to read and follow a loom beading pattern chart.
How to Tie a Square Knot
Instructions and step by step photos on how to tie a square knot. Page 2.
Tubular Herringbone Stitch Necklace Pattern
Learn how to make a beaded rope choker, necklace, or bracelet using tubular herringbone stitch.
10 Steps to Making a Twin Bead Bracelet Pattern
Use twin beads and seed beads to stitch this colorful bracelet.
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.
Types of Bead Looms
Learn about the most common styles of looms for beading.
Seed Bead Sizes and What They Mean
Information about the different sizes of seed beads used for off-loom beadweaving.
Decreasing and Increasing on the Outside Edges...
Step by step instructions on how to make increases and decreases on the outside edges of brick stitch. Page 2.
Horizontal Beaded Netting Bracelet Pattern -...
A free pattern chart for a horizontal beaded netting bracelet band. The edges are embellished with beaded picots.
No Warps Loom Beading With Knitting Needles
Learn how to weave beads on your knitting needle loom. Page 3.
Terms and Annotations Used in Beading Patterns
Learn how to understand beadweaving tutorials and follow beading patterns.
How to Make Russian Style Netted Flowers
A step by step tutorial for making netted Russian-style flowers. Page 9.
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.
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 2.
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 Use a Bead Stopper
What is a bead stopper? A description of this handy little beading tool.
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 Freeform Peyote Stitch
A step-by-step introduction to creating beautiful beadwork using freeform peyote stitch techniques. Page 5.
Holiday earring Bead Patterns
Make Some Great Holiday earrings with these Free Bead Patterns
Spiral Rope Tutorial
A step-by-step tutorial on how to do the very simple spiral rope stitch. Page 2.
Superduo Suppliers
A directory of online bead suppliers that carry two-hole Superduos.
Horizontal Beaded Netting Diagram Tutorial
A diagram tutorial of basic, horizontal beaded netting.
Basic Beaded Fringe Instructions
Instructions for five different types of beaded fringe. These fringes can be used to embellish your off-loom beadweaving projects like necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more.
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.
Herringbone Stitch Beading From a Base Row
Learn how to do flat Ndebele herringbone stitch the easy way: from a base row.
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 8.
Free Charted Peyote Stitch Patterns
Links to all the free charted peyote stitch patterns currently available on the About.com Beadwork site.
Bezeling a Rivoli - How Many Delicas Do I Need...
Tips for stitching a peyote bezel around a Swarovski crystal Rivoli, including a handy reference table that lists the number of Delica beads needed for the starting ring for each size of Rivoli.
Hexagon Angle Stitch Bracelet Band Tutorial
Master the twists and turns of hexagon stitch while making a truly unique beaded bracelet.
Easy Swarovski Star Earrings Free Beading Pattern
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!
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.
Free Beading Pattern Macrame Meteor Bracelet...
free pattern to created this fun and easy macrame meteor bracelet and ring from fave crafts
Beaded Snowflake Pattern Video Tutorials
Learn how to make this popular beaded snowflake ornament to celebrate winter or winter holidays.
Square Stitch Tutorial
Pick up 7 seed beads. Skip the last seed bead added and then take your needle and thread back down through
Chevron Stitch Tutorial
A step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch known as Chevron Stitch.
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.
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.
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
Beaded Alphabet for Peyote Stitch or Brick...
A series of free peyote stitch or brick stitch graphs for a beaded alphabet pattern. You can use these charts to create beaded bracelets and straps or to write out words in your peyote or brick stitch patterns. Page 2.
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.
How to Attach a Jewelry Clasp With Jump Rings
Learn this easy method for completed your beaded design with a pre-made clasp.
Angel Baby Instructions - Beadwork
Instructions for making Angel Babies
Peyote Stitch Ruffles and Curls - Beadwork
Learn to embellish Peyote Stitch with beaded ruffles and curls and add dimension to your beadwork
How to Prepare a Beading Needle and Thread
Learn what it means to prepare your beading needle and thread for beadweaving.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Leaves using St. Petersburg Stitch
A tutorial on how to make Russian-style beadwoven leaves using St. Petersburg stitch. Page 2.
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.
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.
Tubular Ndebele or Herringbone Stitch Tutorial
A free tutorial for learning tubular Ndebele or herringbone stitch. Page 2.
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.
Bejeweled Spiral Rope Tutorial
Stitch an elegant beaded necklace or bracelet using spiral rope stitch.
Peyote Stitch Diagrams - Flat Even Count
A diagram tutorial for even-count flat peyote stitch.
What is a Thread Burner?
A profile of the thread burner, a very useful tool used in beadwork and beading.
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.
Beads Per Inch Chart
Quickly determine how many beads of a certain size you'll need for a bead stringing project.
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.
Free Bead Pattern - Tiny Witch Doll - Beadwork
Make this tiny 3 dimensional witch doll using seed beads and Peyote stitch
Do Crystal and Glass Beads Contain Lead?
What you need to know about lead in your beads.
Peyote Graph Tips and Tricks
Beginners will quickly get the hang of Peyote stitch with these tips and tricks for beading
Loom Weaving Patterns - Beadwork
Links to great bead patterns for Loom Weaving
Getting Started Beading with Seed Beads
Getting Started Beading with Seed Beads - Seed Bead Beading - Seed Bead Beading Basics
Flat netting Beading Tutorial
Flat Netting Beading Tutorial Learn to Graph and Stitch Flat Net Beading In this beading tutorial for
Collapsible Eye Needle
: A collapsible eye needle is a beading needle made of fine, twisted wire. It has a large eye for use
Learn How to Do Beadwork - What's the Best...
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.
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.
Herringbone Stitch Looped Earrings Pattern
Make a drapey pair of beaded earring using hearringbone stitch, looped fringe, and two sizes of glass seed beads.
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.
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
Basic Bead Embroidery Materials
Information about basic bead embroidery materials that are used to create beaded jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Bead embroidery can also be used to stitch other types of beaded art like belts, bags, pouches and wall hangings.
Standard Square Stitch Beading Tutorial
Learn Standard Square Stitch beading with this great tutorial
Beaded Candy Canes using Spiral Rope Chain Stitch
Make these cute Beaded Candy Canes with Spiral Rpe Chain stitch over a core of wire for some festive Holiday fun!
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
Beaded Herringbone Cord - Free Bead Pattern
Free bead pattern for Beaded Herringbone Cord aka Ndebele Weave using using Delica beads
Twin Beads and Superduos
Learn how two-hole Superduos differ from Twin beads.

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