Do you love working right-angle weave patterns? This superhero of bead-weaving stitches can do just about anything with any kind of beads that you have handy. When I want to bead just for beading’s sake, I’ll grab two or three colors of seed beads and start working in right-angle weave. For those of us who […]

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4 Free Bead Crochet Jewelry Patterns

Click on the Download Now button or link below to learn how to crochet beads into amazing beaded-jewelry designs! Bead crochet ropes are soft and supple, and can be used either on their own with some fancy cones or end caps or with your favorite handmade art glass and ceramic beads. Tapestry bead crochet results […]

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I’ve said it many times before—I love playing with seed beads using brick stitch! I think brick stitch beading was the first seed bead pattern I mastered—before peyote, that’s right. It is just so … versatile! And because I’m big on fooling around, fiddling with and otherwise doing the “what if I try this approach […]

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There’s no doubt that if you’re reading this, you’re someone who knows that there’s a special kind of magic in bead weaving. I don’t know how else to explain the feeling I get after sitting down with just a pile of beads, a needle, and some thread one minute, and then walking away a couple […]

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I can’t think of another bead-weaving stitch that is as versatile as herringbone stitch. Maybe I’m biased—herringbone stitch is, after all, my go-to beading stitch when I want to make a beaded rope for a pendant, a beaded bezel for a cabochon or a crystal stone, or make a fancy beaded collar. This type of […]

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After chatting with Aussie bead artist Patrick Duggan about his fabulous cubic right-angle weave creations, I felt inspired to share this fun and challenging bead-weaving technique! Admittedly, I don’t do it nearly often enough. It’s an incredibly versatile bead-weaving technique that can be used to create incredibly strong beaded structures for beaded necklaces and bracelets. […]

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Circular, flat peyote stitch is a great beadweaving technique for someone who wants to not only expand their beadweaving skills, but also wants to learn more about shaped and geometric beadwork. When you learn circular, flat peyote stitch, you’ll also develop your skills at creating shaped beadwork! Here we go! Materials Needed: Two highly contrasting […]

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You know about the beader’s handshake, right? That’s when you walk up to another beadecked beader (maybe someone you don’t even know), stare at her chest, freely pick up the focal piece on the spiral stitch necklace she’s wearing, get a goofy “wow” look on your face, look into their eyes, and then finally say […]

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