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#1 Bead Patterns, Tutorials, Projects, Blogs and Software Website List (6/10/2013)

2013 June 10

While I’m at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there will be a countdown of the top 11 posts on Guide to Beadwork. Maybe you will find something special you missed.

Here’s Number 1:

Enjoy this list of links we’ve gathered to beading websites on the Internet. This was developed with an emphasis on FREE patterns in the “Free Bead Patterns, Projects and Tutorial Sites” section. Look in the “Beaders on the Internet” section for more. Links to Jewelry sites are included for inspiration along with some sites that have software to make your own patterns in “Bead Software“.

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Free Bead Patterns, Projects and Tutorial Sites

Arleen HardinTutorials and Free Patterns
Augusta CrafterA newcomer with some promising patterns up
Ava’s Beading Galore and More 
Bead & Button MagazineSee what’s in the current issue!
Bead Bugle 
Bead DancingCool earring patterns, a wonderful rose, and a right-angle weave feather pendant
Bead Town Projects 
Beaded FlowersSeveral patterns for bead and wire flowers
Beaded Software for Beaders 
Beadnik’s Pattern Pages IndexA variety of original patterns in various stitches
Bead-Patterns.comTons of freebies as well as those for sale
Beltana’s Bead Patterns and Tutorials 
Black Giraffe 
Bumble Beads Simple Daisy Chain 
Charlene’s Beadshop 
Crazy for Cross-Stitch Free Patterns 
Etcetera Webzine 
Felinda — Frogstone BeadsLook for the canary on a thistle and the Ndebele Twist necklace.
Glass ButterflyThe name says it all
i-bead.comColorful mini amulet patterns in peyote stitch
Jennie Might’s Free StuffNeedle case cover, signs of the zodiac, graph paper and more
Karole Conaway (Beautiful Patterns) 
Kathi LawsonScroll about halfway down the page to see the pattern links
Kat’s Right Angle Weave Choker 
Kimberly ChapmanMystical and fantasy peyote stitch — I love the dragon box!
Kim’s Amulet Bag PatternsHow does she make those nifty flaps?! All are done in peyote stitch
Marcie’s ManorNice peyote patterns and various bracelet tutorials
Mariko Yamamoto’s Spring Flower Necklace 
Nahani’s Bead DenPatterns and templates for earrings
Native American Bead Designs and Patterns 
NativeTech: Native American BeadworkHistory, techniques, and lots of information
New Kingdom Beadwork – Pat Savu 
Red Earth GiftsCute peyote patterns!
Rings and Things Online Projects 
Rings and Things ProjectsTons of stuff, including a number of earring patterns
Sadie StarrCheck out the free patterns released in conjunction with her new book!
Shala’s Beadwork PageShala has all sorts of designs in all sorts of stitches
Shayla Myst’s Beadwork PatternsLots of peyote patterns, most with a fantasy theme, and some for the kids too!
Susan H. Aquirre 
Suzanne Cooper’s Free patternsNice patterns!
Vicki StarA free mini amulet bag pattern and other goodies, updated on occasion

Beaders on the Internet

A Muse Ink.Bead Patterns for the Serious Beader
Amulet ArtBeautiful and unique hand beaded amulets by Liane Mann
Ann WinebrennerBeaded amulet purse patterns bearing images of saints, goddesses, artists, and other widely venerated sources of spiritual or creative inspiration.
Artistic Visions By LizBeaded jewelry and patterns
AuntiesBeadsBeads & Jewelry Supplies
Aurora OriginalsFormally “BeadAholic Quarterly”
Avid BeaderVisualizing Beads and Jewelry with a New Look
Bead & Button MagazineProjects and More ~ Online
Bead BijouHandcrafted jewelry: Bali sterling, semi-precious gemstones, Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls.
Bead Design by Rita SovaAuthor of Angel Designs & Butterfly & Fairy Design
Bead DirectoryDirectory of quality online bead stores in USA.
Bead IntrigueBeaded Personal Adornment; holiday earrings, necklaces, pouches, bracelets, magnetic bracelets, unique gifts.
Bead It BanditHere you can find the most beautiful bead bracelets at the most reasonable prices!
Bead Jewelry MakingOnline bead arts and craft store for buyers & hobbyist.
Bead PatternsIndividual Patterns for sale from various designers in one location.
Bead Patterns 4 YouExplore our pattern galleries, designed for the beginner and intermediate beaders
Bead Patterns By BettyVisit Betty Hauser’s site for bead patterns and Custom Portrait charts
BeadCharmIn Australia ~ Swarovski Crystals & Pearls, Semi Precious Gemstones, findings & stringing materials
BeaddotBead patterns and custom patterns at reasonable prices
Beaded Banner PatternsBeaded Banners by Bonnie
Beaded BearAuthor Sig Wynne Evans
Beaded PhoenixThe Bead & String Reference Chart Poster & Tips Booklet Set
Beading Heart DesignsAuthor Dona Anderson of Let’s Face It
BeadreamingBeading Supplies, Hamburg Germany
Beads of BaliSterling silver Bali beads and findings at affordable prices!
Beadtime StoriesAuthor Elizabeth Ann Scarborough of Beadtime Stories
BethStoneBeth Stone Beaded Jewelry Designs
Black GiraffeAuthor Jennie Might – Beaded Favors & Beaded Needle cases
Busy BeadsSmall business based in the South East of England formed out of a love of beads
Buy Bead Patterns 
Caravan’s Bead BlogArtists, projects, shops, and eclectic seed bead info
Choctaw KeithTraditional and contemporary Native American beadwork
Country-Time CraftsPatterns by Chery Savage. Specializing in large Delica bead patterns in peyote, loom. Also ‘pony bead’ banner patterns.
Create & Decorate MagazineMagazine Online – Formally Craftworks Online
Creative BeadworkThe ” Beadecked Ornament Series” by Laura Jansen
Cross Stitch & Beading MagazineJill Oxton’s Cross Stitch & Beading – Australia
Don PierceAuthor of “Beading On A Loom”
Dream Catcher’s CreationsMaking your imagination a creation. Custom jewelry made to your taste, reasonable prices for quality craftsmanship.
Dream Lizard DesignsBeaded Creations by Janie and Duane
Free Pattern SiteA Directory of free craft pattern sites with an open resource philosophy
Frieda BatesBeadwork of the Southwest
Garden of Beadin’Beads and Beading Supplies ~ The Original Garden of Beadin’
Healing BeadworkSusan H. Aquirre – Gallery of Beadwork, Instructions and Links
Heirlooms & TreasuresAuthor — Brenda Whitehead
Home of BeadnikBeadwork, patterns & guest artists
Inge’s Bead WorkPresenting fine hand-made jewelry for all occasions.
Interpretations In BeadsBeadwork and patterns by Pat Morgan
Jewelry MagazineFind the best jewelry for you
K-2 DesignsDesigns is owned by Kathleen Kelley
Kimberley’s Gems & JewelsOne-of-a-kind, custom-fitted artisan jewelry for you or as a special gift.
Lauriena JewelryThe Original Whim – Jewelry for those who follow their hearts and dreams…
LisaJewelry.bizOriginal jewelry pieces using vintage beads and antique findings
Magical BeadsHandmade jewelry using pearls, crystals, cloisonne & semi-precious beads.
Marylyn’s BeadworksBead artist of Native American Crafts
Michelle Skobel PatternsWe are now stocking Miyuki seed beads, Czech faceted crystals, glass pearls, bead sets, clasps, thread etc,
Mining CompanyA complete guide to beadwork
Mirrix Tapestry StudioTapestry & Bead Looms
Painters Art GalleryBeads and more
Pig & PandaA sumptuous collection of Swarovski Crystals, beads, scarves and jewelry to delight the senses
Piú Bella BijouxBeaded rings, necklaces, bracelets, etc. By Maria Teresa – Cascais, Portugal
Sarahs Beading ObsessionBe sure to Check Out the Flying Patterns Page! All new Birds!
Sea Crest CraftsBeaded Jewelry, Necklaces, Bracelets, Dream catchers
Silver Hill DesignDelica bead patterns and custom necklaces
Silversally’s SaloonBeadwork by Sally Morgan
Stone And FindingsOn-line supplier of semi precious stone beads, sterling silver components, cubic zirconia, pearls and crystals. Large selection many unusual and hard to find components.
Stone DesignsHandcrafted beaded jewelry, using only highest quality beads, Swarovski crystal, Bali sterling silver…
Sunshine OriginalsArtistry In Beads by Sunshine Witt
SW CreationsUnique handcrafted, beaded jewelry; beaded anklets, awareness jewelry, bead art, bookmarks, handmade bracelets, car jewels, beaded earrings, fan pulls, designer necklaces, jewelry sets, beaded watches, Jewelry directory and more…
Teser PhoenixA Beadwork by Jennifer McManus
The Bead TreeThe Bead Tree will continue to grow so enjoy searching through our extensive jewellery findings range and look forward to some fantastic beads and jewellery supplies!
The Beadin’ PathOnline Beads Store
The Beading RoomGreat prices on beads and beading supplies – Toronto, Ontario Canada
The Glass Butterfly EtcA place of beaded butterflies & adornment
Unique Beaded JewelryWonderful collection of unique beaded jewelry, beading patterns and kits
Until We Bead AgainBeadwork and patterns by Beth Murr
Victorian CrochetCrochet Purses & Amulet Bags — Bead Spinner Tool

Jewelry Links

BeadageFree beading information, instructions, and projects.
Beaded EarringsHandcrafted beaded jewelry using beads, crystals, gemstones and pearls. Free Shipping within USA
BeadscornerCheck out for largest selection of unique seed beaded jewelry.
Bling-onAffordable cut price wholesale and hand made jewelry saving you money. Small on cost, big on style.
Capitola GirlCapitola Girl Jewelry
Crafts & JewelryNatural organic style handmade gemstone jewelry ~ All of our jewelry is an original design and not mass produced so you will be receiving a one of a kind piece of jewelry!
De RizYour online shop for unique & beautiful sterling silver & costume jewellery. Earrings & bangles, beads to charms, necklaces & bracelets
Down to Earth JewelryCustomize your own jewelry. By: Sharon McPherson
iJewelry DirectoryOnline jewelry directory with categorized listings of jewelry and jeweler sites
Imagination MarketWorldwide Arts and Crafts Theme Directory
Jades Beaded JewelryUnique handcrafted jewelry designs in beaded bracelets, earrings, necklaces, bridal & children’s jewelry using the finest gemstones, pearls, crystals, glass & sterling silver.
Jens Jeweled CreationsBeaded necklaces, bracelets and earring for the hip, trendy, chick and fun individual.
Jewelry Central 
Kidcessory HavenCustom handmade matching beaded jewelry and accessories 4 mommy & me!
Kiwi JewelsHandcrafted Sterling Silver Jewelry using semi precious gemstones & Swarovski Austrian crystals. Beaded necklaces, bracelets, earrings, mothers bracelets, bridal & custom jewelry.
Kristens GemsHandmade Beaded Jewelry, Anklets, Bracelets, Earrings & Necklaces. More than you’ve ever seen before.
Stone TigerHandcrafted one of a kind artisan jewelry using natural stone, glass, and precious metals.
Sue Jens JewelryOne of a kind Jewelry with Designer Innovations
Tribe Azure JewelryRon Henry Sterling Silver Jewelry Collection
Wrapped To GoCreative designs in jewelry using genuine Sterling Silver, 14k Gold filled wire to wrap gemstones, cabochons and beads into a wearable work of art!

Bead Software

Bead CellarPC/Mac Software – The Bead Cellar Pattern Designer
Bead CreatorPC Software that turns any image into a “beading-by-number” design.
Bead Manager ProPC/Mac – New jewelry software. Covers everything you need to organize your home jewelry business into a streamlined operation.
Bead Pattern DesignerPC Software
Bead WizardPC Beading Software
BeadToolEasy and affordable beading design software for Windows & Mac. Features Peyote (1-9 drop), Tubular Peyote, Brick, Square, Loom and Right Angle Weave stitches.
PCStitchPC Software for Cross-Stitch Pattern Design
PixelHobby Designer LitePC Software currently free.
Stitch PainterPC/Mac Software

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