Make 10 Quick & Easy Beading Patterns to Wear this Weekend
Enhance your bead-weaving skills and create stylish jewelry with the 10 Quick & Easy Bead Weaving Patterns Vol. II eBook! Explore 10 beginner-friendly bead-weaving designs using a variety of techniques.
Projects from many of your favorite designers are spotlighted in this special eBook: Jann Christiansen, Carole Ohl, Andrea Mazzenga, Diána Balogh, Evelina Palmontova, Linda Anderson, Hortense Thompson, Glenda Paunonen, Debora Hodoyer, and Kelly Wiese share projects that will make you want to pick up your beading needle and make jewelry.
You’ll make bracelets, necklaces, and earrings as you weave essential stitches: circular netting, circular peyote, fringe, kumihimo, ladder, peyote, picot, and right angle weave. Get your quick and easy beading patterns on with these eye-catching designs.
10 Quick and Easy Beading Designs
That’s a Wrap Bracelet by Jann Christiansen
Jann Christiansen’s That’s a Wrap bracelet is a trendy take on bead weaving. Use right-angle weave and simple netting with crystal rondelles and delicate Japanese drops to stitch a wrap bracelet that will adorn your wrist with sparkling elegance.
Jann is is a self-taught beader who enjoys trying new techniques and sharing her passion for beadweaving. Her daisy chain variation in the Winding Path Bracelet is a glamorous take on a classic pattern.
Tahitian Diamond Bracelet by Carole Ohl
The Tahitian Diamond Bracelet by Carole Ohl is an easy project with an old-fashioned feel. You’ll use right-angle weave to surround fire-polished rounds with O Beads in this lovely design. Whether you wear a single bracelet or combine it with other styles in a stack, you’ll love these monochromatic bracelets.
Carole Ohl has been a beader, teacher, and designer since 2003. She owns a bead store in Kettering, Ohio, called Bead Stash that serves to inspire and preserve the community’s love of beading.
Blue Hydrangea Bangle by Andrea Mazzenga
This is one of my favorite projects in the eBook! Combine a gorgeous palette of Delica cylinder beads with flat even-count two-drop peyote stitch to make a strip of patterned beadwork that fits seamlessly into the channel of a trendy brass bangle.
Andrea Mazzenga, RN, is a wife, mother, grandmother, jewelry designer, and lampwork artist. She owns and operates Buttercup Beads, her beautiful little bead shop of 12 years, in Audubon, Pennsylvania. Andrea believes that everyone should take the time to explore their creative passions because it makes for a happy and satisfying life.
Chenille Shimmer Bracelet by Diana Balogh
Chenille stitch has such a lovely, lacy look. You’ll enjoy this popular Chenille Shimmer Bracelet by Diana Balogh. In addition to creating a beautiful pattern, the negative space in the pattern is that the bracelet works up very quickly.
Diana is a beaded jewelry designer from Hungary. She specializes in beading tutorials about lesser-known stitches, including triangle weave. Learn more about chenille stitch in “How To Do Flat Chenille Stitch.”
Champagne Serenade Earrings by Evelína Palmontová
Evelína Palmontová always brings a fresh eye to beading design. Her Champagne Serenade Earrings are made of circular peyote stitch, picots, crystals, and two-hole beads. The soft hues add vintage appeal. The beaded component would also make a beautiful pendant.
Evelína says, “I encourage everyone not to give up before achieving their final goal, even if it seems hopeless. Our creativity and endurance make us capable of anything. I also recommend keeping your eyes open to the world around you, because you never know where inspiration might come from.”
Sweet as Sugar Bracelet by Linda Anderson
Linda Anderson’s Sweet as Sugar Bracelet is a sweet and sparkly pastel design that’s a piece of cake to braid. Use rondelles with basic kumihimo and simple wireworking to create this textured bracelet. If you’ve never tried kumihimo, this is a perfect way to learn. The instructions you need are included in the eBook and the bracelet comes together quickly because you’ll use 6mm beads.
Linda is a beading teacher and designer who loves learning new techniques. If you’re looking for extra kumihimo instruction, download the free eBook, Learn the Basics of Kumihimo with Beads.
Lost in the Sahara Bracelet by Hortense Thompson
Hortense Thompson designed this striking Lost in the Sahara bracelet featuring 3-hole AVA beads. You’ll use two-needle right-angle-weave, a variation of peyote stitch, and shaped beads in a golden palette to create a bracelet of repeating arrow motifs. Arrows and chevrons are big trends this season, and this pattern will keep you right in style.
Hortense teaches workshops for beginners and enjoys helping others discover the joys of beading. Check out a variety beading projects with arrow and chevron motifs in “Sensational Shaped Beads: AVA Beads.”
Ribbon Lariat by Glenda Paunonen
This modern Ribbon Lariat by Glenda Paunonen is made from two strips of ladder stitch connected at the center with pearls. Picots create a ribbed edging, while fringes with crystals and pewter charms add movement to the ends. Lariats are a fun twist on necklaces. This one works up quickly and would be easy to make in any color palette.
Glenda was a 2014 Designer of the Year and has taught hundreds of beading classes. She owns Crystal Creations Bead Institute in South Florida.
Daydream Earrings by Debora Hodoyer
This intricate-looking Daydream Earring design by Debora Hodoyer is formed with just five rounds of circular peyote stitch and netting. The explosion of shaped bead includes MiniDuos, Minos pa Puca, Arcos par Puca, O Beads, Pellet Beads, and Honeycombs.
Debora lives in Italy and brings a beautiful sense of color and style to all of her designs. Read “Learn About Color with Bead Weaving Artist Debora Hodoyer” for extra color and beading inspiration.
Duet Bracelet by Kelly Wiese
Make this unique bracelet with Demi Round seed beads, MiniDuos, two-hole cabochons, circular netting, and picots. It’s a beginner-level bracelet that has a very intricate look. The beaded components are linked together in a ladder fashion, mimicking a vintage style.
Kelly makes it easy to create beautiful beaded jewelry. She’s a master of beaded bezels. Read “Take the Frustration Out of Beaded Bezels: Top Tips from Kelly Wiese” for tips on how to make beaded bezels quickly and easily.
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