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Free Bead Crochet Tutorials (2/18/2015)

2015 February 18

Guess what? I still haven’t learned to bead crochet. But that doesn’t stop me from finding great bead crochet patterns for you. The Crochet and Chain Mixed Media Bracelet looks like a fun project – at least I would love to wear it, if I could make it. Have fun!

Crochet Beads Tutorial

Crochet Beads Tutorial

Crochet Beads Tutorial Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:45:00 -0700

Finally had the time to crochet! In an earlier post I shared a tutorial on how to crochet a tube. Now I will show you how to crochet around a wooden bead. As always we start with a magic loop.

Beaded Circle Pendant Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:00:31 -0800

From hoop earrings to bangles, even the simplest jewelry can help you stand out. This circle pendant makes a statement dangling from a delicate chain or string of beads, or you could make two and hang them from your ears. Use contrasting seed beads for a second pop of color.

Free Brick Stitch Seed Bead Patterns (2/16/2015)

2015 February 16

Many beaders are not skilled with Brick Stitch. While it used to be one of the stitches you learn first, now we often start with Peyote, Right Angle Weave or Herringbone/Ndebele. Brick stitch is what the American Indians used (and still do) for those great fringed earrings. Learn Brick Stitch with these patterns I’ve found.

Dragon's Eye Bracelet

Dragon's Eye Bracelet

Brick Stitch

Find brick bead stitch patterns and DIY jewelry that uses this bead stitch! Learning new bead stitching patterns such as brick stitch is a cinch with these tutorials.

Brick Stitch Techniques

You’ll be mastering useful new beading skills in no time with’s Techniques! Our easy to follow step-by-step picture tutorials are available for many popular brick stitch techniques, including brick stitch on a component or around a bead. Each technique page will have a list of materials and tools that you will need, plus any additional tips that we found helpful.

Free Chain Maille Tutorials (2/13/2015)

2015 February 13

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day tomorrow. The first chain maille project I found is for “Love Cage Captured Bead Chainmaille”. How appropriate for Valentine’s Day! There is a cool video tutorial for a Chain Maille Dragon Key Chain. Ladies, you might want to make this for your man. Enjoy!

Captured Bead Chainmaille

Captured Bead Chainmaille

Love Cage Captured Bead Chainmaille Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 -0800

 So if you’re feeling romantic (or just like flowers, candy, and the colors red and pink), the Creative Cupids have projects for you (plus a link-up for you to share your love inspired projects), starting with…the Love Cage!

ChainMaille 101: Jens Pind Linkage Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:52:41 -0700

Jens Pind Linkage, is a common chain used by many jewler companies and jewlers alike. It can be hard to start but once you have it going it is cake. so lets do this!

Free Seed Bead Earring Patterns (2/11/2015)

2015 February 11

I love making seed bead earrings…don’t you? It is so easy to take leftover beads from a necklace or bracelet project and make a matching pair of earrings. You may need to add some other beads, s, but they will match enough. Here are some easy seed bead earring projects you can try.

Beaded Tassel Earrings

Beaded Tassel Earrings

How to Make Beaded Tassel Earrings Fri, 06 Feb 2015 20:22:00 -0800

Maybe this should be called How Not To Make Beaded Tassel Earrings. You know how there’s always an easy way to do something and the hard way?  Well, I think I tried every way imaginable with these earrings! I expected they would be soooo simple. What could be difficult about a beaded tassle for gosh sakes? Especially since I already knew what the key was to making them swing and hang properly.  I mean, once you know that, it should be a snap – right?

Easy Seed Bead Earrings Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:46:20 -0800

Learning bead weaving techniques can seem a bit daunting. But this DIY earrings project is really easy and will get you started on the right track. Did I mention these easy seed bead DIY earrings are perfect for those go-to, daily earrings that match everything? Yup. Let’s get started!

Free Right Angle Weave Seed Bead Patterns (2/9/2015)

2015 February 9

Right Angle Weave patterns and tutorials for today! The Embellished Right Angle Weave Bracelet would be great for Valentine’s Day, but use whatever color(s) you want. Or make it to match the fabulous RAW Earrings With Dagger Beads. Have fun, experiment, try something new!!!!

Embellished Red Right Angle Weave Bracelet

Embellished Right Angle Weave Bracelet

Make an Embellished Red Bead Weaving Bracelet Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:18:03 -0800

In this right angle weave bracelet tutorial, you don’t need to learn some complicated beading skills, because it is a very simple bead weaving bracelet pattern. Here I choose red beads to make this embellished right angle weave bracelet so delicate and festive. Now let’s begin.

Triangle Beaded Beads Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0700

I have been experimenting with cross weaving which is sometimes referred to as two needle right angle weave.  It definitely uses a different set of “head muscles” than single needle RAW, but it’s not that difficult to learn.    Below are some examples of beads that I discovered by accident while trying to do something else.    My beads are not new discoveries; I have since found other examples of them  on the Internet.