Bead Weaving Projects

Bead Weaving is part of an ancient tradition of jewelry-making that can be found in endless varieties all over the world. Here you can learn such well-known, traditional stitches as Peyote Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, Brick Stitch, and many others. Then you can take these techniques to the next level to create up-to-date, beautiful, contemporary jewelry. Included in this family of jewelry-making are techniques woven on actual bead looms, as well as many others that are created with simply a needle and thread. Jump in and learn them all!

 

 

 

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Bead Loom Weaving with seed beads – on thread or Stretch Magic

Learn to set up a bead loom and weave a bracelet with seed beads, using thread or Stretch Magic cord. You will also learn basic weaving terminology.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Bead Loom, Scissors, #10 beading needle

Project Number(s): 35

 

Cross Needle Weave Stretchy Bracelet
Cross Needle Weave Bracelet on Stretchy Cord - asst. designs

Learn the most basic bead weaving technique and all its many possible variations. Make a stretchy bracelet using assorted beads of your choice.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Scissors, 2 Bead Stopper Clips.

Project Number(s): 4a


Cross Needle Bracelet with Clasp
Cross Needle Weave Bracelet with Clasp

Learn the most basic bead weaving technique and all its many possible variations. Make a bracelet with cord & a clasp using assorted beads of your choice.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Scissors, 2 Bead Stopper Clips, Needle.

Project Number(s): 4b

Even Count Peyote Bracelet
Peyote Stitch Bracelet, Even Count

Learn basic Peyote Stitch bead weaving, using needle and thread; and create a beautiful, colorful bracelet with seed beads.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 29

 

Odd Count Peyote Bracelet
Peyote Stitch Bracelet, Odd Count

Learn Odd Count Peyote Stitch bead weaving, using needle and thread; and create a beautiful, colorful bracelet with seed beads.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Two #10 beading needles, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 100

 

Lengthwise peyote bracelet
Lengthwise Peyote Stitch Bracelet – Multi-Color & Patterned

Learn basic lengthwise Peyote Stitch bead weaving using a needle and thread. Create a beautiful, colorful bracelet with seed beads.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 141

 

 

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2-Drop Peyote Stitch Bracelet

Take the Peyote Stitch to the next level with doubled beads and decorative, beaded border.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 86

 

Tubular Peyote Bracelet
Tubular Peyote Stitch Bracelet or Necklace

Peyote Stitch in the round!

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 75

 

 

 

 

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Peyote Stitch Beads & Toggle Clasps

Use Peyote Stitch to make tubular beaded beads & clasp endings for your beaded projects.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 99

 

Embellished RAW necklace
Single Needle Right Angle Weave Bracelet or Necklace with spiral embellishment

Learn the traditional Right Angle Weave, using only one needle and then embellished with spiraling beads all around.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 135

 

 

Stretchy Right Angle Weave Bracelet
2-Needle Right Angle Weave Bracelet on Stretch Magic

Traditional Right Angle Weave, 2-needle version, on stretchy cord.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 33

 

RAW Bracelet with Clasp
2-Needle Right Angle Weave Bracelet with clasp – round or bicone beads

Traditional Right Angle Weave, 2-needle version, with clasp.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 36

 

Flat Herringbone Bracelet
Flat Herringbone (Ndebele) Stitch Bracelet

Herringbone is another traditional weave. Here it is applied to a flat bracelet.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Two #10 beading needles, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 88

 

 

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Tubular Herringbone Stitch Necklace or Bracelet – straight & twisted

Herringbone in the round!

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 89

 

Daisy Chain Necklace
Daisy Chain Necklace or Bracelet

Weave beautiful beaded daisies to go around your wrist or neck.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, knotting tweezers.

Project Number(s): 37

 

Diamond Chain Bracelet
Diamond Chain Necklace or Bracelet

Another needle-and-thread bead weaving technique, the Diamond Chain allows you to create a parade of colorful, beaded diamonds that string together to make a bracelet or choker necklace.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Two #10 beading needles, scissors, 2 chain-nose pliers.

Project Number(s): 76

 

 

 

 

 

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Square Stitch Bracelet with Cube Beads

The Square Stitch is another traditional bead weaving stitch. It looks great with these cube beads!

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat, chain-nose pliers.

Project Number(s): 130

Leaf Design Necklace
Leaf Design Necklace

This is an amazing needle-and-thread technique that makes a beautiful leaf design necklace.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat, chain-nose pliers.

Project Number(s): 62

 

 

 

 

 

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Beaded Beads

Perfect for creating hand-made beaded clasp for any bead weaving project. Learn to cover a base bead with tiny seed beads to create this detailed beaded bead.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat, chain-nose pliers.

Project Number(s): 122

 

 

Brick Stitch Comet Earrings

 

Brick Stitch Earrings, Comet Style

Another must-learn traditional bead weaving technique, the Brick Stitch is applied here to make the triangular base of these multi-beaded comet earrings.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 174

 

 

Brick Stitch Hoop Earrings
Brick Stitch Hoop Earrings

Here the traditional Brick Stitch is woven in the round to adorn these classic hoop earrings.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 185

 

 

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Loom-Woven, Single- or Multi-Wrap Bracelet, Single Width

Who hasn't seen these multi-wrap, beaded bracelets that have been uber popular in the last few years? In this class you will learn to weave these on a bead loom, an innovative approach that opens up a huge range of bead weaving possibilities.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Bead loom, needle, scissors, chain-nose pliers, ruler.

Project Number(s): 67

 

 

 

Zig Zag Stitch Bracelet

 

Zig-Zag Stitch Bracelet on beading wire, with or without clasp

Description of project

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Wire flush cutters, medium crimping pliers, chain-nose pliers, project mat.

Project Number(s): 28

 

 

Zig Zag Bicone Bracelet
Teardrop Bicone Crystal Bracelet

Combine bicone beads and seed beads in this project to create these lovely teardrop shapes, all lined up to make a beautiful bracelet.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat, chain-nose pliers.

Project Number(s): 126

 

 

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Spiral Rope Chain Necklace or Bracelet - with & without clasp

A fun beading technique that twists and turns your seed beads into a bi-level, rolling necklace or bracelet.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat, chain-nose pliers.

Project Number(s): 101

 

 

St. petersburg Chain Necklace
St. Petersburg Chain Necklace, single-sided

Learn the St. Petersburg Stitch and apply it to any length necklace.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 140

 

 

 

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Ladder Stitch Ring & Bracelet

The Ladder Stitch is essential for bead weavers! Apply it here to this bracelet and ring combo.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 109

 

 

 

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Embellishment Techniques

These embellishment techniques can be used with wide range of basic beading techniques. Learn to decorate your bead weaving projects with these useful methods.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 51

 

Needle & Thread
Mandala beaded Earrings or pendant

Create these decorative mandala shapes by combining a variety of bead types and sizes. use them for earrings or a pendant.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 40

Interlocking Chain
Double, Interlocking, Bead-Woven Chain

Learn this circular base chain and double the fun by adding a second layer, intertwined with the first!

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 61


 

Anemone bracelet
Anemone Bracelet

This bracelet incorporates an embellishing technique to create an elaborately decorated look. You can apply what you learn here to many types of projects.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, medium crimping pliers, wire flush cutters, bead stopper clip.

Project Number(s): 98

 

 

Ladder Criss Cross Bracelet
Ladder Stitch & Criss-Cross Bracelet

Use the ladder stitch and a button closure to create this stylish bracelet.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 146

 

 

 

 

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Cross-Needle Weaving with multiple rows

Take the basic Cross-Needle bead weaving technique to the next level by adding additional rows.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 5

 

 

Heirloom Lace
Heirloom Lace Bracelet on Memory Wire

Heirloom Lace is a lovely way to put seed beads together. Here, we will combine it with Memory Wire to create an unforgettable bracelet!

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 31

 

 

Sample
Pierced, Beaded Brooch

Learn to decorate a perforated disc to create a decorative brooch.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, chain-nose pliers, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 234

 

 

 

 

 

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Netting

Layers of beads create a netted look, making a beautiful necklace.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, chain-nose pliers, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 77

 

 

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Braided Loom-Woven Bracelet

Triple Strand Bracelet woven on a bead loom and then braided.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: Bead loom, beading needle, scissors, G-S Hypo Cement

Project Number(s): 103

 

 

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Tassel & Chain Lariat Necklace

Lariat chain necklace with interspersed beads and double beaded tassel ending.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire flush cutters, #10 beading needle, scissors.

Project Number(s): 222

 

 

Seed Bead Tassel Earrings
Seed Bead Tassel Earrings & Necklace

Tassels made from seed beads, made into earrings and necklace pendant.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed:

Project Number(s): 206

 

 

Fern Stitch Earrings
Fern Stitch Earrings

Create these intricate, leafy earrings and learn the Fern Stitch.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 223

 

 

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Brick Stitch & Rubber O-Ring Pendant

Learn the traditional Brick Stitch and weave it in the round onto a rubber O-ring or other type of ring to create a beautiful pendant. Hang charms from the bottom as an added decoration.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat.

Project Number(s): 150

 

 

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3-Strand, Loom-Woven Single- or Double-Wrap Bracelet

Another opportunity to learn the basics of beading on a loom. Learn to weave this triple width bracelet and end with a button clasp.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Bead loom, scissors, needle.

Project Number(s): 200

 

 

Cuff Bracelet with Macrame Closure
Multi-Strand Loom Woven Cuff Bracelet w/macramé closure or clasp

Learn the basics of setting up a bead loom and weave this cuff bracelet, finishing with the popular sliding macrame closure. Optionally, you can complete this cuff bracelet with a toggle clasp.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Bead loom, scissors, needle, chain-nose pliers.

Project Number(s): 149


Peyote Cube Bead Bracelet
Cube Bead Peyote Bracelet

Work the traditional Peyote Stitch with cube beads to craete a unique look. End it off with a slide-lock clasp for a sleek finish.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: #10 beading needle, scissors, fleece work mat, chain-nose pliers..

Project Number(s): 194



 
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Tiny Beads & Wire Ring

Apply the traditional cross-needle bead-weaving technique in a unique way to create these interesting rings. Use tiny seed beads, tiny metal beads, bugle beads or any combination for a wide range of effects.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire flush-cutters, plush work mat.

Project number(s): 263

Clipboard Wrap Bracelet
Bohemian Wrap Bracelet, Needle Method

Learn the needle-and-thread method of making these popular bracelets. Be creative with your choice of cord and many types of beads.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Clipboard, #10 beading needle, 3/4" binder clip, scissors.

Project number(s): 264