There’s no doubt that if you’re reading this, you’re someone who knows that there’s a special kind of magic in jewelry making. If you are interested in exploring various beading techniques, Beading Daily has put together the perfect eBook just for you! Begin a beading journey full of surprises with these five, free beading-weaving patterns. Good luck deciding which beauty to start with! Part of the beauty of is that there are so many different beading stitches to be used, nothing is impossible. Whether you love to do peyote stitch, right-angle weave, brick stitch, herringbone stitch, or even if you use a loom to do your beadweaving, chances are that you can find just the right combination of beading techniques to create whatever your heart desires.
In this free tutorial, you will find instructions for some of our favorite patterns for beading as well as a collection of the best Master Class columns from Beadwork magazine. You can learn or broaden your skills and techniques with bead weaving instructions from some of our favorite bead artists.
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Weaving with beads can be challenging if you don’t have the proper guidance, but the Beading Daily experts have you covered. All beaders will enjoy exploring a number of various stitches represented in these free patterns.
Free Pattern #1: Beadweaving Bracelet Tutorial
This is fast and fabulous! Add four rows of simple swags to a strung core of beads for a lush bracelet or necklace rope. Use different clasps or toggles for added interest. This project makes a bracelet. To make a longer rope for a necklace, increase the amount of beads and wire. To make both, be sure to double your crimps and clasps.
Free Pattern #2: Peyote-Stitched Bezel Necklace
Learn how to make sophisticated peyote-stitched bezels for gemstone beads with this free project. Weave peyotestitched bezels for three pyrite ovals, then string them into a simple necklace to create an understated but versatile look for day or evening wear.
Free Pattern #3: Herringbone Tube Necklace
Make a statement with this herringbone stitch tube necklace! The striped pattern on the herringbone tube in this necklace is symmetrical when woven, but becomes asymmetrical when the entire piece is assembled and worn with the heart-and-key clasp to the side.
Free Pattern #4: Beaded Rope Necklace Project
Beaded ropes never go out of style! Try this free project to see how you can use two highly contrasting colors of seed beads in a double spiral rope.
Free Pattern #5: Beadweaving a Brick Stitch Necklace
This unique bead-weaving project is a fabulous way to learn how create geometric shapes with brick stitch. Cube beads stack up neatly and have large holes that allow for multiple thread passes. It’s a portable project—you can take some beads with you and whip together the individual diamonds that you can then assemble later at home. I find I can make six diamonds in an hour without taking my whole project with me when I am going to a meeting or waiting for something.
Free Tutorial: Bead Weaving Instructions and Techniques
Marcia DeCoster talks about how working with small beaded components can improve your skills and designs. Carol Cypher offers advice on how to develop your fluency across many different beading stitches. Dustin Wedekind shares his insights on challenging yourself to improve your skills. Phyllis Dintenfass shows us how geometry isn’t as scary as you remember from grammar school, and proves that geometry and beadweaving can be used to make some pretty amazing beaded jewelry! .
Beadweaving is probably easier than you think.
Discover expert tips and techniques from this free guide and get started on a stunning free bead weaving pattern today! Expand your knowledge and skills beyond what you can image with patterns using your favorite bead stitches of all varieties! As a bonus, learn what it takes to become a master with some of the best of Beadwork magazine master class columns.