Bead-Weaving

When you work with these tiny seed beads to do bead weaving, you join a five-hundred-year tradition that spans most continents and even more cultures. By mixing and weaving a harmonious blend of beads in varying colors, finishes and shapes, you can create beautiful heirloom-quality jewelry. Time and attention to the details will also enhance the final result of your bead weaving. Be in the right mindset when you sit down to do bead weaving.

Bead Royale eBook by Cristie Prince. Princess Charlotte bracelet. bead weaving with seed beads and crystals

Bead Weaving Regal and Heirloom Quality Jewelry Designs

I love when paths cross and connections are made, even more so when they happen naturally. Cristie Prince and I were due to meet at a recent event to discuss her new eBook Bead Royale (currently available in a collection with her Queen of Diamonds kit in two different colors!). We wound up being introduced…

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Beadwork, August/September 2016

The August/September 2016 issue of Beadwork magazine celebrates stitches with projects bursting with fun colors, unique details, and opportunities to increase your beading repertoire. If you’re seeking interesting techniques, you’ll find diagonal peyote stitch used in a fun reversible cuff, kumihimo earrings capturing a glimmering rivoli, spiral rope worked into a gorgeous necklace, embellished tubular herringbone…

Getting Started with Seed Beads, by Dustin Wedekind

10 Seed Bead Tips, Facts, and More!

While roaming the aisles at Bead Fest, I overheard a few ladies talking about beads – seed beads, that is. They were trying to help each other understand the difference between a size 11 Delica and a size 11 Czech seed bead. One didn’t believe there was a difference and the other knew one was…

Marcia DeCoster Cubic right-angle weave earrings

Right-Angle Weave with the Masters

I’m a big fan of right-angle weave (RAW). This stitch weaves up easily and makes a fabric-like cloth of woven beads. The fabric can be used to make anything, even clothes and handbags! With the development of cubic right-angle weave (CRAW) and prismatic right-angle weave (PRAW) it’s clear we’re having fun taking RAW to a…