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Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:13:04 +0000

 



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

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Stack 'em Up! Stretch Beaded Bracelet Tutorial

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Chan Luu Style Leather and Bead Wrap Bracelet...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Learn how to make a stylish wrap bracelet using leather cord, glass beads, and beading thread.



Make Twisted Wire Napkin Rings

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Select the Right Stretch Cord for Your Jewelry...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



Make a Bracelet or Necklace Using Bead...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Tri-Color Fire Polish Loom Bracelet

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



Brick Stitch Inside Metal Rings for Hoop Earrings

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Peyote Stitch Russian Leaves Tutorial

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Flat Spiral Stitch - Perfect for Beginners!

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

The flat spiral stitch looks complicated, but is really very easy and perfect for beginners. Free tutorial.



Selvage Method of Finishing Loom Beadwork

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

You can use this method of finishing off loom beadwork to avoid weaving in the warp threads one by one.



Find the Right Beading Needle!

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Top Reasons Your Elastic Stretch Bracelets Break

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Fancy Tila Bead Bracelet Tutorial

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Top Ten Free Bead Patterns and Tutorials

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



Slinky Ladder Stitch Bracelet Project

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



8 Steps to Making Beaded Spiral Ball Chain...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



Warp a Bead Loom - No Wind Method

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Using Surgeon's Knots in Beadwork

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Learn How to Do Beadwork - What's the Best...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



Patriotic Red White and Blue Beading Projects

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Simple Spiral Rope

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



Beaded Victorian Ornament Cover

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Free instructions on how to create a Christmas holiday beaded ornament cover using horizontal beaded netting stitch



Easy Beaded Ropes and Tubes with Even Count...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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 to Read Peyote Stitch Patterns

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Find a New Favorite Beaded Rope Stitch

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Choosing the Best Beading Wire For Your Project

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Free Halloween Beadwork Jewelry Patterns and...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Free Halloween theme beadwork and jewelry making projects that use peyote stitch, brick stitch, wire wrap and other techniques.



6 Daisy Flower Projects for All Beading Skill...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Flat Even Count Peyote Tutorial

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Flat even count peyote stitch tutorial. Even count peyote is easy and a great stitch for beginning beaders.



How to Attach a Slide Clasp to a Peyote Bracelet

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Beading instructions on how to attach a slide lock tube clasp to a peyote stitch cuff bracelet using beaded loops.



What Size Needles and Thread Work with...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Make Daisy Chains

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Cellini spiral: Easy as tubular peyote, but...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Learn St. Petersburg Stitch

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Free Charted Peyote Stitch Patterns

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Links to free charted peyote stitch beadwork patterns and instructions.



Learn the basics to start beading on a loom

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Information you need to get started beading on a loom including types of looms, parts of a loom, how to find loom beadwork supplies, how to weave beads and read a pattern and more.



Two Color Spiral Rope Variation

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Learn Backstitch, the Main Bead Embroidery Stitch

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Pattern and Instructions to Make Peyote Spiral...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



Never Be Surprised By a Bead Size Again!

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Sparkly Crystal Tennis Bracelet Pattern

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Beginner's Bead Patterns and Projects

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Some of the very best beginner's bead projects - they are simple, straightforward, clearly-written, and even a first-time beader will complete a successful first beading project.



Horizontal Beaded Netting Diagram Tutorial

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

A diagram tutorial of basic, horizontal beaded netting.



Small Beaded Ornament Cover Pattern

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Fast Wire Wrap Bead Chain

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Ladder Stitch Beading Instructions

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Learn how to do ladder stitch. Ladder stitch is an easy stitch that is used as a base row to start brick stitch and herringbone (Ndebele) stitch.



Buying Beads by the Hank, Strand and Gram

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



Choosing the Right Size Crimp

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



Russian Style Netted Flowers, Step by Step

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Compare beadweaving stitches

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

A list and comparison of the most important off-loom beading stitches.



Wire Wrapping Stones for Jewelry Pendants

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



Dutch Spiral Stitch - Simplified!

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Japanese Cylinder Beads

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



St. Petersburg Stitch Leave Tutorial

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



A Free and Elegant Tila Bead Bracelet Beading...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Is FireLine Better For Beading Than Fishing?

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Learn brick stitch with this easy bracelet...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Get Started with Bead Embroidery

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Twisted Beading Needles

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Jewelry Projects with Crystal Beads

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

A list of free beading pattern that use crystal beads, including Swarovski and Chinese crystal.



How to Weave-In Warp Threads on Loom Beadwork

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Peyote Braclet Bead and Loop Clasp Instructions

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Learn how to make an easy, secure bead and loop clasp for a cuff bracelet.



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

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



5 Different Ways to Make Beaded Fringe

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Instructions for maing these five different types of beaded fringe: Straight Fringe, Looped Fringe, Twisted Fringe, Leaf Fringe and Branched Fringe.



Tubular Netting Tutorial

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



What Do I Need to Get Started Beadweaving?

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



What Makes Nymo Thread a Beader's Favorite?

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Nymo Thread: why it is a favorite thread for beader's including characteristics, available sizes and best bead types and projects to use it for



Peyote Stitch Beaded Toggle Instructions

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Is Wildfire a Good Beading Thread?

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Tila Bead Square Earrings and Bracelet

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



Understand Seed Bead Sizes

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Make sense of seed beads sizes with this information about the different aught sizes of round and cylinder seed beads used in beadwork.



Warp a Bead Loom for Long Beadwork By Winding On

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



Supplies to Get Started with Beading

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



8 Steps to Making an Embellished Tila Bead...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Wear Your Heart on Your Finger! Beaded Ring DIY

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Learn Tubular Herringbone Stitch

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Single Needle Right Angle Weave Beading Stitch...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

A step by step tutorial on how to do the off-loom beadweaving stitch called single needle right angle weave.



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

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



Spooky Spider Jewelry

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

How to make a wire and bead spider for Halloween jewelry earrings or as a Christmas spider ornament.



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

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



How to Read a Tubular Peyote Pattern or Graph

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Step by step instructions and tips for how to read a tubular peyote stitch pattern or graph. Tubular peyote stitch can be used to make amulet bags, beaded ornaments, or needle cases.



Mistakes to Avoid When You Start Beading

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Avoid these common beadwork mistakes made by beginning beaders and get started on the right foot with beadweaving



Beading Stringing Wire and Thread

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Decorative Spiral Headpins

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Russian Spiral Rope Stitch

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Zip Up a Peyote Tube Bead

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Types of Bead Looms

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Learn about the most common styles of looms for beading.



Embellished Peyote Stitch Ring

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Bead Types and Shapes

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

A list of the types, styles and shapes of glass beads commonly used for beadwork and off-loom beadweaving.



Improve Your Beadwork: Steps to Prepare Nylon...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Nylon beading thread is perfect for beadwork, but it works best is if you follow these steps to condition and pre-stretch it before you start stitching



Beaded Alphabet for Peyote Stitch or Brick...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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.



Square Knot Tutorial

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

How to tie a square knot in thread or cord and use it for beadwork and making jewelry like elastic stretch bracelets



Free Owls Peyote Stitch Pattern

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

A free peyote stitch beading pattern with a cute owl motif, originally designed for the Bead-It-Forward beaded quilt project.



Easy to Make Wire and Bead Hoop Earrings

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

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



Beaded Circle Necklace Pendant

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Necklace made using brick stitch to add beads on the outside and inside of a metal link



How to Make a Toggle Clasp for a Peyote Stitch...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

You don't always have to use a commercially-made clasp on your peyote stitch cuff bracelets. This tutorial will show you how to make your own easy toggle clasp that can be used on peyote stitch cuff bracelets, including the free beading patterns found on the site.



Inspiration: Beaded Rope Designs that Look...

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Get inspired to make beaded ropes! These free projects make use of tubular versions of flat stitches like herringbone as well as tube only stitches like spiral rope.



Twisted Herringbone a.k.a Twisted Ndebele Rope

2016-09-28T11:13:04Z

Learn twisted tubular herringbone stitch while making this fashionable tube bead necklace.