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 of
hours later with a new piece of handmade beaded jewelry.
Part of the beauty of bead-weaving 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 bead-weaving, chances are that you can find
just the right combination of beading techniques to create whatever your heart
If you love bead-weaving, we've put together a collection of
five favorite bead-weaving projects and four of Beadwork magazine's Master Class columns from some of our favorite
Get warmed up by making some of these great bead-weaving
Robin Cowart's Tangled Vines is an easy
bead-weaving project that uses three different sizes of seed beads to create a
beautiful beaded rope that mimics the look of spiral rope.
Learn how to make sophisticated peyote-stitched
bezels for gemstone beads when you make Urban Chic by Barbara Richard.
Fool for Stripes by Marlene Blessing is a great
statement necklace made with a simple herringbone stitch tube.
Beaded ropes never go out of style! Try Double
Twist by Sheilah Cleary to see how you can use two highly contrasting colors of
seed beads in a double spiral rope.
Sally Morgan's Cubed Diamonds bead-weaving
project is a fabulous way to learn how create geometric shapes with brick
Next, find out what it takes to become a bead-weaving master
when you read and learn from some of the best of the Beadwork magazine master classes:
Marcia DeCoster talks about how working with
small beaded components can improve your skills at bead-weaving and beaded
Carol Cypher offers advice on how to develop
your bead-weaving fluency across many different beading stitches.
Dustin Wedekind shares his insights on
challenging yourself to make better bead-weaving.
Phyllis Dintenfass shows us how geometry isn't
as scary as you remember from grammar school, and proves that geometry and
bead-weaving can be used to make some pretty amazing beaded jewelry!
Are you ready to learn new bead-weaving skills and expand
your knowledge of beading techniques? Let these wonderful bead artists help you
continue on your journey with your seed beads with this collection of seed bead
patterns in all your favorite bead-weaving stitches! Download your copy of Beading Daily's Free Guide to Beadweaving: Patterns and Instructions to Learn How to Bead Weave today!
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