Bead Weaving Classes

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!

 

 

 

 

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.

Project Number: 35

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.

Project Number: 4a

 

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.

Project Number: 4b

Peyote Stitch Bracelet, Even Count

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

Project Number: 29

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.

Project Number: 100

 

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.

Project Number: 141

 

2-Drop Peyote Stitch Bracelet

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

Project Number: 86

 

Tubular Peyote Stitch Bracelet or Necklace

Peyote Stitch in the round!

Project Number: 75

 

 

 

 

 

Peyote Stitch Beads & Toggle Clasps

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

Project Number: 99

 

 

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.

Project Number: 135

 

2-Needle Right Angle Weave Bracelet on Stretch Magic

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

Project Number: 33

 

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

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

Project Number: 36

Flat Herringbone (Ndebele) Stitch Bracelet

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

Project Number: 88

 

Tubular Herringbone Stitch Necklace or Bracelet – straight & twisted

Herringbone in the round!

Project Number: 89

 

Daisy Chain Necklace or Bracelet

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

Project Number: 37

 

 

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.

Project Number: 76

 

 

 

 

 

 

Square Stitch Bracelet with Cube Beads

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

Project Number: 130

 

Leaf Design Necklace

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

Project Number: 62

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Project Number: 122

 

 

 

Brick Stitch Comet Earrings

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

Project Number: 174

 

Brick Stitch Hoop Earrings

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

Project Number: 185

 

 

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.

Project Number: 67

 

 

 

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

Description of project

Project Number: 28

 

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.

Project Number: 126

 

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.

Project Number: 101

 

St. Petersburg Chain Necklace, single-sided

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

Project Number: 140

 

 

 

 

Ladder Stitch Ring & Bracelet

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

Project Number: 109

 

 

 

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.

Project Number: 51

 

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.

Project Number: 40

Double, Interlocking, Bead-Woven Chain

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

Project Number: 61

 

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.

Project Number: 98

 

 

Ladder Stitch & Criss-Cross Bracelet

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

Project Number: 146

 

 

 

 

Cross-Needle Weaving with multiple rows

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

Project Number: 5

 

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!

Project Number: 31

 

Pierced, Beaded Brooch

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

Project Number: 234

 

 

 

 

 

Netting

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

Project Number: 77

 

Braided Loom-Woven Bracelet

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

Project Number: 103

 

Tassel & Chain Lariat Necklace

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

Project Number: 222

 

Seed Bead Tassel Earrings & Necklace

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

Project Number: 206

 

Fern Stitch Earrings

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

Project Number: 223

 

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.

Project Number: 150

 

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.

Project Number: 200

 

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.

Project Number: 149

Cube Bead Peyote Bracelet

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

Project Number: 194

 
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.

Project number: 263

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.

Project number: 264

 


Peyote Cube Bead Bracelet
Cube Bead Peyote Bracelet

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

Project Number: 194

 
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.

Project number: 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.

Project number: 264