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Published: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:09:25 +0000

 



4 Things You Shouldn't Do When Making Stretch...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Follow these tips to make stretch bead bracelets that don't break or come untied.



Chan Luu Style Leather and Bead Wrap Bracelet...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to make a stylish wrap bracelet using leather cord, glass beads, and beading thread with our step by step tutorial.



Need Some Cute Accessories? DIY These Stretch...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Instructions to make stretchy seed bead bracelets using elastic cord with knots that don't slip!



Fancy Tila Bead Bracelet Tutorial

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Get started using Tila tile beads with this fancy and elegant beaded bracelet pattern and tutorial



Select the Right Stretch Cord for Your Jewelry...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Choosing the right elastic stretch cord is the first step to making quality long lasting elastic bracelets. Learn which cord is best for your project.



Brick Stitch Inside Metal Rings for Hoop Earrings

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Free tutorial for making beaded hoop earrings by using brick stitch to weave beads on the inside of a metal ring.



The Flat Spiral Stitch is Perfect for Beginners...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

The flat spiral stitch looks complicated, but is really very easy and perfect for beginners. Give it a try with this step by step tutorial.



Beaded Victorian Ornament Cover Pattern

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to create a Christmas holiday beaded ornament cover using horizontal beaded netting stitch with our step by step tutorial.



Top Ten Free Bead Patterns and Tutorials

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

A list of 10 of the most popular beading tutorials here at About Beadwork and other great beading sites including my Pinterest Free tutorials board.



Peyote Stitch Russian Leaves Tutorial

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Create beautiful 3 dimensional Russian style leaves using diagonal peyote stitch with this free tutorial. Perfect for earrings or to add to a lariat.



Small Beaded Ornament Cover Pattern

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to make a simple but striking beaded ornament cover for a small size Christmas tree ornament.



Find the Right Beading Needle!

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Types of beading needles and what they are used for plus instructions and tips for threading your beading needles.



Free Charted Peyote Stitch Patterns

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Links to free charted peyote stitch beadwork patterns and instructions.



A Wreath for your Wrist

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

How to make a garland bead bracelet using single St. Petersburg stitch and 11/0 seed beads. A perfect project for the Christmas holiday!



Crystal Beaded Snowflake Earrings Tutorial

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Use this beaded crystal snowflake tutorial to make gorgeous beaded earrings or mini beaded ornaments.



Selvage Method of Finishing Loom Beadwork

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to finish off loom beadwork using selvage and clamp ends with our step by step tutorial.



Tri-Color Fire Polish Loom Bracelet

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to use a bead loom to make a tri-color fire polish crystal bead bracelet, including loom weaving terminology, how to set up and use your loom.



Simple Spiral Rope

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to make a spiral bead rope with this free step by step tutorial. A perfect stitch for bracelets, necklaces, purse straps and much more.



Free Christmas Beading Patterns

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

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.



Tila Bead Square Earrings and Bracelet

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

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.



Top Reasons Your Elastic Stretch Bracelets Break

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

List of reasons why your elastic stretch bracelets break and ways you can make them last longer, by wearing them and making them better.



Choosing the Best Beading Wire For Your Project

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn about bead wire diameter, strands and strength to select the right beading wire for your bead stringing project.



6 Daisy Flower Projects for All Beading Skill...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

A list of free daisy chain beadworking projects including beginner techniques and more advanced projects



Make a Bracelet or Necklace Using Bead...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to string beads using bead stringing wire and crimp beads or tubes with a standard crimp tool with our step by step tutorial.



Which Beadwork Stitch Should You Learn First?

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Suggestions for beginner bead weavers on picking out a new beading stitch and tips for learning that beading stitch.



Slinky Ladder Stitch Bracelet Project

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Tutorial to make a slinky beaded bracelet perfect for layering using ladder stitch and delica beads.



Pattern and Instructions to Make Peyote Spiral...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Free pattern and tutorial to learn to make flat peyote stitch tube beads with a spiral color pattern and then add them to simple earrings.



8 Steps to Making Beaded Spiral Ball Chain...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

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.



Using Surgeon's Knots in Beadwork

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Instructions on how to tie a surgeon's knot and when to use a surgeon's knot in beadwork and jewelry making.



What Size Needles and Thread Work with...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Understand the types of needles and threads that work best with different sized seed beads to make your beadweaving projects easier and more enjoyable



Two Color Spiral Rope Variation

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn double spiral rope with this free tutorial, an easy stitch that results in two distinct spirals



Patriotic Red White and Blue Beading Projects

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

A list of red, white and blue American themed beading patterns.



Never Be Surprised By a Bead Size Again with...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Estimate bead sizes with these practical tips including comparing to common items, making a bead sizer, plus a printable chart for reference



Warp a Bead Loom - No Wind Method

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

A step-by-step tutorial on preparing your bead loom by setting it up with its initial warp threads.



Beginner's Bead Patterns and Projects

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn these simple, straightforward, beginner projects, all clearly-written, that even a first-time beader will complete with ease.



Cellini Spiral: Just Easy as Tubular Peyote and...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Cellini spiral is a variation of tubular peyote stitch made with different sized beads. Learn Cellini spiral stitch with this beading tutorial.



Russian Style Netted Flowers, Step by Step

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

A step by step tutorial for making netted Russian-style flowers.



How to Attach a Slide Clasp to a Peyote Bracelet

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to attach a slide lock tube clasp to a peyote stitch cuff bracelet using beaded loops with our step by step tutorial.



Swarovski crystal and glass cube bead cuff...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

This free beaded bracelet pattern uses Swarovski crystal beads and glass cube beads to make a sleek and sparkling cuff bracelet.



Easy Beaded Ropes and Tubes with Even Count...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Tubular even count peyote can be used to make beads, toggle clasps, amulet bags or make a bezel. Learn tubular peyote with this free tutorial.



Learn St. Petersburg Stitch

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Use this St. Petersburg stitch beading tutorial to learn to make an asymmetrical beaded chain that is perfect for bracelets or necklaces.



Supplies to Get Started with Beading

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn which tools and materials are the most important to have on hand when you get started beadweaving.



Beginner's Favorite: Flat Even Count Peyote...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Peyote stitch is one of the most versatile beadwork stitches - learn flat even count peyote with this free tutorial.



Too Cute Beading Work: Make Daisy Chains

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to make Native American style beaded daisy chain stitch in two varieties: connected daisies (4 in 1) and a six bead alternate circle variety



Learn the Basics to Start Beading on a Loom

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Information you need to get started beading on a loom from types of looms to reading a pattern and more.



Choosing the Right Size Crimp

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Should I use crimp beads or tubes? What size crimp will work best? Learn the answers to make your stringing projects look great and last.



Learn Back Stitch, the Main Bead Embroidery...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Back Stitch is one of the most important bead embroidery stitches. Learn how to backstitch and adjust it for your project and beads.



Find a New Favorite Beaded Rope Stitch

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

List with pictures of beading stitches used to make beaded ropes with links to free step by step tutorials.



Learn brick stitch with this easy bracelet...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

This easy step by step bead bracelet project is a great way to learn how to make brick stitch beadwork.



Zip Up a Peyote Tube Bead

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Easy to make peyote tube bead instructions using flat even count peyote stitch and delica beads.



Jewelry Projects with Crystal Beads

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Use our comprehensive list of free beading patterns that use crystal beads, including Swarovski and Chinese crystal.



Easy to Make Wire and Bead Hoop Earrings

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Make beaded hoop earrings to match every outfit with this simple and versatile design. You can even use memory wire to make them quicker.



Learn to Read Peyote Stitch Patterns

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

How to read a peyote stitch pattern for flat odd count peyote stitch, flat even count peyote stitch, tubular even count peyote stitch, and word charts



Ladder Stitch Beading Instructions

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to do ladder stitch with one or two beads per stitch.. Ladder stitch is a base row to start brick stitch and herringbone (Ndebele) stitch.



Peyote Stitch Beaded Toggle Instructions

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Instructions to stitch a peyote toggle ring and toggle bar clasp to compliment your beadwork creations.



Twisted Beading Needles

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

A basic profile of twisted beading needles, how to use them, and what to use them for.



Is FireLine Better For Beading Than Fishing?

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn whyFireLine GSP beading thread is a great beading thread for beginning and advanced beaders, and when to use Nymo instead



Easier Than You Think! Flat Odd Count Peyote...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to stitch flat odd-count peyote with this step by step tutorial. It's easy!



An Elegant Tila Bead Bracelet Beading Pattern...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

A free beading pattern for a simple, easy and elegant Tila bead bracelet that is embellished with Swarovski crystals.



Compare Beadweaving Stitches

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn the similarities and differences between beadwork stitches with this list of the most important off-loom beading stitches.



Wire Wrapping Stones for Jewelry Pendants

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Make a wire wrapped pendant from a favorite stone, piece of beach glass, shell or any other item that doesn't have a hole to hang it from.



Tubular Netting Tutorial

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Tubular netting is a variation of tubular peyote that results in a more lacy and open structure. Learn tubular netting stitch making a tube bead.



8 Steps to Making an Embellished Tila Bead...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Use ladder stitch and two-hole Tila beads to stitch a single row bracelet of Tilas with bright seed bead edging perfect for layering.



Why Choose Japanese Cylinder Beads for Your...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Information about Japanese cylinder beads including what they are best used for, the sizes they come in, where to buy them, etc.



What Do I Need to Get Started Beadweaving?

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

If you're a beginner beader, you can use this list like a checklist to get the supplies, materials and tools you need to get started beading. Beading is a fun, relaxing and rewarding hobby.



Beaded Alphabet for Peyote Stitch or Brick...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

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.



St. Petersburg Stitch Leave Tutorial

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

A tutorial on how to make Russian-style beadwoven leaves using St. Petersburg stitch.



Buying Beads by the Hank, Strand and Gram

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Take the confusion out of buying seed beads by knowing what is a hank of beads, how many seed beads in a gram and why are some beads heavier than others.



Beaded Diamonds with Brick Stitch

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn to make a brick stitch diamond shape by making increases and decreases at the beginning and end of the rows.



Learn How To Use an Even Count Peyote Stitch...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Take your peyote stitch beading to the next level by learning how to read and use an even count peyote stitch patten graph and word chart.



Learn to Use an Even Count Tubular Peyote Pattern

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn to identify and how to follow an even count tubular peyote pattern including stepping up to new rows.



Make the Dutch Spiral Stitch with this...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

A great spiral stitched tube, this simplified Dutch Spiral version has a spiral pattern and drape of beads without the peyote stitch spine.



Beading Stringing Wire and Thread

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

beading wire and thread come in a variety of sizes and color choosing the right one for your project is important especially if you are working with heavier or sharp sided beads



Horizontal Bead Netting Tutorial with Diagram

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Free horizontal netting beadwork tutorial with diagram and links to free bracelet project



Step By Step Instructions to Get Started with...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Information on the materials you need to get started with bead embroidery including foundation material, lining, backing, needles, thread and beads.



What Makes Nymo Thread a Beader's Favorite?

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn about Nymo Thread, including why it is a favorite thread for beaders, characteristics, available sizes and best projects for it.



Is Wildfire a Good Beading Thread?

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Information about Willdfire Beading thread by Beadalon including what to use it for, where to buy it, and tips for using Wildfire thread



Wear Your Heart on Your Finger! Beaded Ring DIY

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Pattern and instructions to make a peyote stitch beaded ring with a heart design.



Learn Brick Stitch

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Brick stitch is an easy beginner beadweaving stitch that has many variations. Learn how to do flat brick stich with this free tutorial.



Types of Jewelry Findings

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn about the different types of jewelry findings used in beaded and handmade jewelry - with links to detailed articles, sources and related projects.



Types of Bead Looms

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn about the most common styles of looms for beading.



Learn Tubular Herringbone Stitch

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Tubular herringbone stitch, also called Ndebele stitch, is a great beginner stitch used to make beaded ropes for bracelets, necklace chains or other projects



Decorative Spiral Headpins

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

How to make decorative spiral end wire headpins to enhance your jewelry designs



Fiesta Twin Bead and Crystal Earrings

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to make these lacy beaded earring using single- and two-hole seed beads and crystal bicones.



Make Twisted Wire Napkin Rings

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Instructions to make wire napkin rings to dress up your table or give as a gift



How to Read an Odd-Count Peyote Stitch Pattern...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn the tricks for reading an odd-count peyote stitch pattern chart, and how to stitch your pattern within mistakes.



How to Weave-In Warp Threads on Loom Beadwork

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to hide the warp thread tails in your seed bead beadwork made on a loom.



Downloadable Beadwork Patterns by Stitch

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

A list of free e-book beadweaving and jewelry making project downloads available for signing up for the Beading Daily newsletter.



Russian Spiral Rope Stitch

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Russian spiral stitch is a type of tubular netting bead stitch that forms a distinctive and gorgeous spiral design in a flexible rope chain.



Sparkly Crystal Tennis Bracelet Pattern

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Easy beading pattern to make a sparkling diamond tennis style bracelet using Swarovski crystal bicones and Japanese cylinder beads



Best Bead Embroidery Foundations

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Get to know the types of foundation materials used to stitch bead embroidery including paper, stiffened felt, interfacing and leather products



Easy Start Flat Herringbone Beading Tutorial

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to do flat Ndebele stitch, also known as herringbone stitch, the easy way - from a base row of ladder stitch.



How to Make a Chevron Stitch Beaded Chain

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Chevron chain is a beginner netting stitch with a lot of possible variations. Learn the basic chevron chain stitch with this step by step tutorial.



How to Follow a Simple Shaped Flat Peyote...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to follow a shaped peyote stitch pattern by stitching this simple beaded leaf.



Fast Wire Wrap Bead Chain

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Step by step to make wire wrapped bead chain quickly using an assembly line method that limits the number of times you have to switch tools



Seed Bead Sizes and What They Mean

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Are all size 11 beads the same? What's the /0 mean? What is an aught? Make sense of round and cylinder seed bead sizes used in beadwork.



Warp a Bead Loom for Long Beadwork By Winding On

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn how to warp a loom using the winding on method, which allows you to bead a pattern that is longer than your loom frame.



Embellished Peyote Stitch Ring

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Instructions to make a simple even count peyote stitch ring adorned with a focal bead surrounded by daisy chain beadwork.



Make Double St. Petersburg Chain

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Learn double St. Petersburg chain stitch with this tutorial to make beaded bracelets, necklaces, purse and amulet straps.



How to Add New Beading Thread Before Ending the...

2016-12-06T11:09:25Z

Here is an efficient technique for ending an old (used up) length of beading thread and starting a new one in your beadwork.