Expand Your Jewelry Making Skills with Free Beading Patterns and Tutorials

 

         
Bead Crafts Bead Crochet Bead Making Beadweaving Beaded Beads
Beaded Design Beaded Embellishments Bead Embroidery Beaded Ropes Beaded Necklaces
Beaded Netting Beading Tools Bracelet Making Brick Stitch Cabochon Settings
Chain Maille Chevron Stitch Copyright for Beaders Crystals Earrings
Gemstones Glass Beads Herringbone Stitch How to Bead Jewelry Business
Jewelry Making Kumihimo Mixed Media Jewelry Native American Pearls
Peyote Stitch Right-angle Weave Seed Beads Steampunk Jewelry Stringing Jewelry
Wire Jewelry Wire Wrapping

Bead Crafts

The experts at Beading Daily have compiled this collection of 8 FREE beads craft projects to guide beaders through a journey of 3D beading, beaded flowers, a pony bead pattern, beaded snowflakes, and more unique bead crafts. With a little bit of thread, wire, and your beads, craft your way to a beautiful piece of bead art. Are you interested in finding new ways to embellish your crafts by learning how to make a beaded snowflake ornament, a beaded coaster, beaded baskets, home décor, and more? Each of these delightful projects comes with intuitive instructions and truly unique beading inspiration!

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Bead Crochet

In bead crochet, the beads are strung on your yarn or fiber before starting to crochet. Bead crochet ropes are soft and supple, and can be used either on their own with some fancy cones or end caps or with your favorite handmade art glass and ceramic beads. A basic knowledge of crochet is very helpful in understanding abbreviations and patterns, but the informative, step-by-step bead crochet instructions in this eBook will guide you through the process of creating these stunning designs in no time! These free bead crochet instructions provide all the inspiration and tips you need to create unique jewelry pieces to wear or give as wonderful gifts. This informative eBook is full of expert techniques and patterns sure to inspire ideas for mixing crochet +beading to create one-of-a-kind bead crochet jewelry.

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Bead Making

If you love making and using handmade beads, then this lovely collection of five handmade bead projects plus bonus guide to buying handmade beads is a must-have. The experts at Beading Daily gathered up this collection of resources to help beaders of all abilities celebrate the creative joys of handmade beads. Learn the ins and outs of buying handmade beads, then dive into a bead-making tutorial for some serious project inspiration. Included in this free eBook are instructions for using a variety of handmade beads including silk/fabric beads, polymer clay beads, enamel beads, and mixed media handmade beads. E

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Bead Weaving

If you love beads and would like to learn 5 stunning bead-weaving patterns, then you'll want to download this free ebook today! You'll learn the double twist, cubed diamond, stripes, peyote stitch, and how to weave beads into a tangled vine. The experts at Beading Daily offer you step-by-step instructions to help you broaden your beaded stitches and create beautiful woven jewelry designs. With the guidance and tips provided in this FREE ebook, you'll be making amazing beaded jewlery in no time!

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Beaded Beads

Bead making is so much fun! These free beaded beads instructions walk you through how to create your very own beads to accommodate your creations. There is nothing better than a beaded bead to add a final personal touch to a jewelry design. Learn how to make fascinating beads using tubular peyote, herringbone, ladder, square, and brick stitches. Try a few out and you'll be hooked. So grab your needles and seed beads; let's get stitching!

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Beaded Embellishment

Beaded embellishments like picots and edgings can be added to fabric, beadwork, or can even be added to embellish larger focal beads like gemstone, glass, ceramic, or polymer clay. Want to try working with found objects in your beadwork? Using bead embellishment techniques like bead embroidery, edgings, and picots can turn your found objects into mixed media jewelry projects that you’ll be proud to wear. Beaded embellishments can take your ordinary bead-weaving to a whole new level, and give you more to explore in your beadwork. Try any of these five free beading projects using beaded embellishment techniques, and see what you can learn!

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Beaded Rope Patterns

Beaded ropes are the foundation for some of the most beautiful necklaces you can create as a jewelry maker. They're useful for more than just jewelry, though: the ropes make great ornamental flourishes around the home. This tutorial offers five patterns for bracelets and necklaces that you and your friends, family or even customers will love.

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Beaded Jewelry Design

Anyone can learn to assemble jewelry elements to create beaded jewelry, but creating beaded jewelry designs transforms a jewelry maker into a jewelry designer. Explore the world of beaded jewelry design to create beaded jewelry patterns worthy of sharing with your fellow jewelry makers. Making beaded jewelry has never been more exciting with these free expert tips to creating your own bead jewelry designs.

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Beaded Necklace Patterns

If you love necklace making, this lovely collection of seven bead necklace patterns is a must-have. Each beaded necklace comes with a color photo and intuitive beaded necklace instructions! This free eBook is loaded with imaginative projects and eye-catching necklace designs. If you're new to making beaded necklaces, artist and designer Leslie Rogalski warns: "You're going to find it difficult—maybe impossible—to stop making bead necklaces." Feeling up to the challenge? Start one or try all seven of these handmade beaded necklace patterns today and see how addictive necklace making can be. Show off your creative abilities by customizing each design to bring just the right touch to any outfit. Get all seven bead necklaces and learn how to make beaded necklaces when you download this free eBook today!

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Bead Embroidery Patterns

Bead embroidery allows you to "paint" with your beads on a fabric "canvas" for a look that you just can't get with other beadweaving techniques. You can also easily incorporate found objects, gemstone and handmade cabochons and other unique jewelry-making components into your bead embroidery projects. With your FREE copy of Bead Embroidery Patterns: 5 Free Beaded Patterns for Beading Embroidery you'll make beautiful beadwork embroidery projects that are sure to impress.

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Bead Netting

Bead netting has long been a favorite of beaders everywhere to create beaded amulet bags (remember those?) and is ideal for stitching beaded broad collars. The open, lacy look of this off-loom beading stitch can be used for any type of beaded jewelry, including beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, as well as stunning jewelry-making components using your favorite glass and gemstone beads. With these five free bead netting projects, you’ll see how this versatile beading stitch can be used to capture the ethnic flavor of beadwork from far-away lands; learn how to combine beaded netting with other off-loom bead-weaving stitches; and find out how to create tubular and circular variations of beaded netting.

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Beading Tools

This valuable reference is perfect for anyone just starting out in the world of beading and stringing. To begin, expert Jean Campbell shares essential tips and basic uses of a variety of common jewelry making supplies. Learn the difference between bead thread, silk chord, bead wire, and much more, so you make the perfect material selection for your needs. Then practice using the correct tools with three easy, but fun projects. Nothing is worse than having your jewelry stretch, snag, or fall apart when you've worked so hard to put it together. Using the correct beading tools in your jewelry making is just as important as the main bead components you select. With this handy reference guide, beaders of all abilities will learn how to select the correct beading tools for the most structurally sound piece.

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Bracelet Making

Ever wondered how to make bracelets? Looking for new beaded bracelet designs? Try these free creative patterns from Beading Daily. All you need to do is download your copy of the free eBook, pick up your bracelet making supplies, and get started today! Choose one or try them all: seed beads, crystals, pearls, dangles, ceramic, we have you covered. Bracelet making is loads of fun. These are several of our most popular bracelet patterns, sure to whet your appetite and get you going on some serious bracelet-making.

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Brick Stitch Patterns

This free eBook contains easy to follow beading instructions that will guide you through the process of making these stunning brick stitch beading designs! Download your free eBook today! Use these seed bead patterns to make handmade beaded jewelry that you'll wear every day. This Free Brick Stitch Patterns eBook will guide you through beading instructions every step of making these original beading patterns. Our expert beading designers from Beading Daily have compiled the best brick stitch patterns with easy to read instructions and detailed diagrams to guarantee you'll love making these brick stitch seed bead projects.

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Chain Maille

Chain maille was used for centuries as battle armor, but these days, chain maille jewelry has become a popular technique for those of us who love to make jewelry. There’s a rhythmic, soothing nature to creating a piece of chain maille jewelry, and it’s easy to lose yourself in the simple repetitions of opening and closing the jump rings as you weave away into the night. Chain maille supplies are relatively simple to find – chances are, if you make beaded jewelry, you already have a suitable set of jewelry-making pliers – and jump rings can either be made by hand or purchased from any of your favorite jewelry supply company.

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Chevron Stitch

Chevron stitch is among the most popular ways to use lampwork glass beads for good reason. This tutorial will demonstrate the technique and give you four ways to use the stich for necklaces and earrings. Of course, one you have a little experience behind you, you'll be able to use chevron stitch to make all sorts of things, including home decor and ornaments as well as jewelry.

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Copyright 101 for Beaders

How Much Do You Know About Copyright? Beading Daily and the staff at Interweave have released a free eBook Know Your Rights: Copyright 101 for Beaders to help raise awareness of the issues surrounding copyright and give credit to the talented writers, designers, artists, photographers, and innovators who work with us to share their products and ideas with our readers. This guide to the basics of copyright is for anyone and everyone: designers and makers, crafters, retailers, library staff, educators, and more.

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Crystal Bead Projects

The many types of crystals come in nearly every color and size, which makes them one of most beautiful and fun materials to work with. Now is your chance to harness the splendor of crystals with these 5 crystal jewelry designs, free for you to download today! Dive into these 5 free crystal beading projects to learn the foundations for one of the essential stitches: Right-Angle Weave. Worked in units of 4, each bead sits at a right angle giving you that signature look.

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Earring Projects

Beaded earrings are a fun and inexpensive way to add the finishing touch to any outfit. As a tribute to these treasures, the experts at Beading Daily are proud to offer this new collection of six earring patterns, free for you to download. Handmade beaded earrings are perfect for beginners because they don't have to take a lot of time or materials, and great for experienced beaders looking for a quick project! Earring making is also a great way to practice new techniques and enhance your work with color and design.

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Gemstone Beads for Jewelry Making

To celebrate the wonderful power of gemstones, we've created this collection of gemstone jewelry designs and a special guide to using gemstones. Start by learning how to tell the difference between dyed and natural gemstones, then discover the special meanings of gemstones to find the perfect fit for your next piece of gemstone jewelry. Gemstones have been prized by humans for hundreds of years. Besides their natural beauty, natural gemstones are prized for their "mystic" powers. Each has a unique meaning and will help bring anything from wealth to health, and good luck to empowerment to the wearer. Claim your free eBook to learn the ins and outs of using gemstone beads for jewelry making!

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Glass Beads

Dive into your bead stash and dig up those lovely handmade glass lampwork beads that you've been hoarding! With these five free beading projects using lampwork glass beads, you'll get a range of options and techniques for showcasing these beautiful glass objects. Find that special lampwork glass bead in your collection and turn it into a beautiful piece of handmade jewelry today! If you are interested in creating beautiful glass bead jewelry, the experts at Beading Daily have compiled five free projects for glass beads to get you started. Lampwork beads can be created in any shape or color imaginable, and today's lampwork glass bead artists are always coming up with beautiful and innovative new designs for our handmade jewelry and beading projects.

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Herringbone Stitch eBook Herringbone Stitch

Herringbone stitch and all of its wonderful variations can be used for just about any beading project you have in mind. Beading Daily has made it easy for you to learn this versatile technique with a free eBook full of detailed and illustrated instruction to compliment the six free patterns! Start creating beautiful jewelry today by learning to create a herringbone chain for a necklace or using a tubular variation for a bracelet or necklace. This stitch is instantly recognizable from the distinctive "v" pattern formed by the beads and thread path. Being a favorite stitch among Beading Daily experts, we've compiled this free guide full of instruction and a unique herringbone pattern for each variation of the stitch.

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How to Bead

This free eBook is a complete beading for beginners guide with quick and easy bead instructions. Each bead project includes a fabulous photo. Download these free beautiful projects. Learn how to bead. Explore new design ideas. Follow clear bead instructions. Master new beading techniques. Each bead project includes luscious photography and clear step-by-step bead instructions. Even if you're just starting to learn how to string beads, you'll be able to make these beading designs in your favorite colors, and get inspiration to create your own beading ideas. In the beading for beginners section, learn how to tie beading knots, such as the overhand knot or the lark's head knot. Start developing your bead stringing skills today!

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Jewelry Business

The lessons and experience you gain from selling beaded jewelry at jewelry craft shows is priceless, but shows can also be very profitable. You can learn how to sell jewelry at jewelry shows and improve your home-based jewelry business with this free eBook; full of manageable ideas to get a plan of action in place for a truly successful jewelry-making business. A successful jewelry making business tends to grow from word of mouth, and gaining and maintaining a loyal customer base. Learn how to sell your jewelry and make a profit selling at jewelry shows today with expert tips in this free eBook!

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Jewelry Making

Jewelry making can be enjoyed by anyone, and jewelry making techniques can be combined in so many different ways, you’ll never run out of ideas for making handmade beaded jewelry! Dig deep into your stash of jewelry supplies and jewelry findings when you make each of these six free jewelry making projects, using a variety of techniques like bead stringing, peyote stitch, and bead stitching. We chose six of our favorite jewelry making projects from the pages of Beadwork magazine, each one using a different combination of jewelry making techniques: everything from bead stitching to bead stringing, and even a little bit of mixed media jewelry making thrown in for good measure.

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Kumihimo

Braids have been used for both decorative and functional purposes for centuries, and in Japan, the art of kumihmo braiding has seen a wonderful resurgence in popularity during the last decade. In Japanese, the term kumihimo translates to "coming together (of) threads" and it was originally used for securing armor of the samurai and their horses and for prayer scroll ties. Incorporate this special technique with your beads to create a stunning piece of jewelry!

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Mixed Media Jewelry

Check out these four free, easy mixed media jewelry projects to make necklaces, bracelets, pins, and rings, all made with materials you probably already have around the house! These four free mixed media jewelry projects are easy enough for beginners, and will help you discover a love for playing with different jewelry making techniques! Download your free instructions, grab your bead stash and found objects, and start making your own mixed media designs today.

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Native American Beadwork

In this free eBook you will find four free American Indian beadwork projects, along with two bonus articles about the history and necessary tools for traditional beadwork designing. Start simple with the Painted Desert stringing project to explore the many combinations and uses of color in stranded designs. Explore the creative possibilities for each free beadwork project and enhance your skills with step-by-step instructions for each technique. Download the entire collection of 4 beadwork projects plus the bonus guide, grab your stash, and get started beading today!

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Pearl Jewelry Projects eBook Pearl Jewelry

Who can resist the amazing beauty of pearls and pearl jewelry designs? For centuries, pearl beads were reserved only for royalty. Today, pearls have captured the imagination of handmade jewelry designers everywhere - whether making a simple and classic strand of knotted pearl beads or an intricate pearl necklace design. Pearls add a rich touch to your favorite bead-weaving stitches and are perfect for mixing with seed beads, crystal beads, and gemstones to create classic and contemporary jewelry pieces. Don't miss this opportunity to download six FREE jewelry designs that are perfect for anyone who loves pearls. Get started today!

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Peyote Stitch Patterns

This Free Peyote Patterns eBook from Beading Daily will guide you through every step of making 7 incredible peyote projects. Our expert designers have compiled the best peyote stitch patterns with easy to read instructions and detailed diagrams to guarantee you're success in creating these beautiful peyote stitch projects. These top-quality peyote stitch designs from Beading Daily are sure to inspire your creative spirit to start a new peyote stitch bracelet or necklace today!

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Right-Angle Weave eBook Right-angle Weave

If you're just learning the basics of right-angle weave or if you're looking for new ways to use this favorite bead-weaving stitch, there's no shortage of ideas out there. Take one look at these free patterns and you'll soon discover just how easy right-angle weave beading can be. Round beads, bicones, and seed beads all come together in a snap when you stitch them with this amazing stitch. Whenever you find yourself in that gotta-bead-right-now mood, right-angle weave is a go-to bead-weaving stitch for instant gratification!

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Seed Bead Patterns

Expand your knowledge on the beadwork essentials, like the peyote and brick stitches. Show off your creative abilities when using up to four techniques to create one beaded necklace. Now is your chance to learn a variety of seed bead designs, just download these free beaded patterns today. Get out your beading needles and download this free eBook now. Download this free eBook now and get a variety of seed bead projects to start working on. Learn to create beautiful seed bead designs, while also learning new techniques that can expand your beadwork skills.

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Steampunk Jewelry Projects

Steampunk jewelry has captured the imagination of jewelry makers for the last few years now, and it's not a trend that we see going away any time soon. If you're interested in exploring the steampunk jewelry craze, download Learn How to Make Steampunk Jewelry: 4 Free Beading and Jewelry-Making Steampunk Projects from Beading Daily, and begin a beading journey full of surprises. We're happy to present 4 beautifully unique steampunk projects, all free! Whether you are new to making steampunk jewelry or are already a pro, you're sure to enjoy this collection of steampunk jewelry projects from Beading Daily.

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Stringing Projects

For many of us, learning how to string beads was the “gateway” that led us to learning about other ways to make beaded jewelry. Bead stringing is a fabulous introduction to the soothing nature of beadwork and jewelry making. Straight from the pages of Jewelry Stringing magazine, we’ve selected five of our favorite bead stringing projects, plus as a bonus, included some helpful advice and tips from master jewelry artist Andrew Thornton. Ready? Get your beading wire and crimping pliers handy!

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Wire Jewelry

Are you looking for something pretty to add that finishing touch to your outfit? Start with the Dancing Spiral Earrings or Freeform Wire Earrings. If you're looking for the perfect gift, try the unisex Ring-A-Ding Rings—wire rings for anybody on your list! If you love working with pearls and crystals as well as wire, the Gypsy Wire Bangle is so beautiful, you'll want several of these wire bracelets adorning your wrist! Whether you want to learn how to make wire jewelry or are already a pro, you're sure to enjoy this collection of six wireworking projects of all types.


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Wire Wrapping

Whether you are a veteran at making wire jewelry, or simply want some basics on how to make wire jewelry, this free eBook's collection of wire wrapping techniques is one you'll turn to again and again. Discover why wire wrapped jewelry is one of the jewelry making techniques jewelry artists love the most. Get your beading materials ready and begin making wire jewelry with some of the best wire jewelry artists today! In addition to these 6 free wire jewelry projects, you'll also receive pages of expert instructions and visual insight to guide you through different wire jewelry designs from top wire jewelry artists. Can't wait to start your wire wrapping tutorials? Get your step by step wire jewelry patterns now!

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