Master the Art of Bead-weaving With Our New Free eBook

Sep 28, 2012

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 desires.

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 bead artists!

Get warmed up by making some of these great bead-weaving projects:

  • 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 stitch.

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 jewelry design.
  • 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!

Bead Happy,


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Kokopelli wrote
on Sep 28, 2012 3:28 AM

What an absolute fab ebook!!!!

sucre54 wrote
on Sep 28, 2012 4:55 AM

Really interesting and useful ebook, even if I'm a long-time and experienced beadweaver. Thank you!

Lorigal wrote
on Sep 28, 2012 12:18 PM

is there some sort of device, that magnifies your work. I find I cannot see as well with small beads as I used to.

on Oct 5, 2012 5:53 PM

For Lorigal:  I use 6.0 reading glasses for working with tiny beads.  I got mine at a flea market but I saw them at a medical supply store for much more money.

SandraJ@20 wrote
on Oct 11, 2012 1:44 PM

So wonderfully impressed with this ebook.  These patterns are by artists I follow with awe and am very thankful you've put together such a great resource for us.  I particularly appreciate a more advanced ebook for selfish reasons!  Thanks so very much!  Keep up the great work.

I belong to the Canaveral Gem & Mineral Club which has close to 200 members.  We have a group of people who have really gotten into beading and I recommend your site to them all.

on Oct 19, 2012 10:53 AM

The Free Guide to Bead-weaving: Patterns and Instructions to Learn How to Bead Weave won't download.  Please fix it so others can explore and enjoy bead weaving.

KatzyBaby wrote
on Oct 19, 2012 5:13 PM

Yep, I can't get it to download either. I've made sure I don't block popups or cookies, the link just won't resolve. I just got the email on this & wanted to see it. Please fix the link. Thanks.

RosemaryR@2 wrote
on Oct 19, 2012 6:15 PM

I can't download The Free Guide to Bead-weaving: Patterns and Instructions to Learn How to Bead Weave and I am longing to do Sally Morgan's Cubed Diamonds. Please fix it so I can download this e booklet. Thanks.

tita21 wrote
on Dec 16, 2014 7:56 AM

Hermoso libro, puedo guiarme un poco por las imágenes nada más, tienen alguna bibliografía en castellano? Se los agradecería muchísimo!!!!!!!!!!