The Ultimate List of Bead Craft Patterns (Save This for Later!)

The Ultimate List of Bead Craft Patterns (Save This for Later!)

Everyone knows that beads can be used to make spectacular jewelry, but making¬†bead crafts¬†is also a great way to add some more beads into your life! They’re great for kids, too, as a way to introduce them to the art of making things by hand.

Today we’re presenting our ultimate list of 16 patterns and tutorials for bead crafts, both free and premium, in downloads, printed and DVD formats. We’ve chosen these based on popularity amongst our readers and usefulness, so you know you’ll find at least a few things you’ll come to love below.

Free Bead Craft Patterns

1. The Basic Bead Crafts Collection Ebook

bead craft patterns

This ebook is the perfect place to start if you’re not sure what to make yet. It’s a collection of eight different beaded projects that include activities for kids, home decor, gifts, and Christian holidays.

2. How to Make Beaded Snowflakes

how to make beaded snowflakes

We love this step-by-step beaded snowflake pattern because it’s an easy group activity and totally customizable!

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3. How to Make a Beaded Lanyard

how to make a beaded lanyard

Learning how to make beaded lanyards is a great way to introduce yourself to creative stringing techniques in a way that’s really practical. Don’t see yourself wearing bead lanyards? You can also use this as a beaded keychain!

4. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes When You See This Remarkable 3D Beading

3d beading

Be inspired by the breathtaking work of Natasha St Michael, who makes 3D bead sculptures inspired by nature. All we have to say is: GOALS.

5. Beaded Flowers, Wedding Style

beads flower making

The best way to preserve your wedding bouquet is, of course, to make one that won’t wither in the first place. This blog post will serve as great inspiration for color schemes and shapes when choosing beaded flower patterns for your wedding.

6. Beaded Stars Tutorial

beaded stars tutorial

This fun beaded necklace pattern can be used to make the above image, or your can just follow select steps to make the stars alone without connecting them. Even better, make a garland of connected stars for some DIY decorations!

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7. How to Make Beaded Napkin Rings

how to make beaded napkin rings

Display your napkins in style with these simple beaded crafts that are sure to delight. This pattern is cheap and about as unique as you can get!

8. How to Make a Rosary with Beads

how to make a rosary with beads

What we love about this cheap pattern is that it’s also applicable to any type of meditative beads, like yoga or mala beads. Whether you’re religious or simply want a way to exercise your meditating discipline, this will be helpful.

9. How to Make Bead Flowers

how to make bead flowers

Our love for this book cannot go understated. Just look. at. those. pretty. things. This book is an essential reference that makes it quick and simple to work with all kinds of beaded flower patterns. It’s a terrific gift for beaders, but we’d rather keep it for ourselves, thank you very much.

10. French Beaded Flower Patterns

french beaded flower patterns

So you want a book, but you don’t want to wait? This downloadable ebook is the answer. It’s got the complete contents of a physical book, without all the heft and dead trees. Even better? You won’t have to wait for shipping.

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