The new beads just keep on coming. So many at a time, it can be overwhelming. Here are some great articles and patterns to keep you up to date with the newest beads!
http://beadingthebeadworldway.blogspot.com/ Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:39:00 -0700
We are so excited by these new two hole Czech glass pyramid beads! Pyramid studs have been all the rage in fashion for the last few seasons, and now we have them for you in bead form! Choose from 12 varieties in two sizes (8mm and 12mm), with both shiny and matte metallics. In case you can’t think of a thing to do with them, we came up with this great idea! We made a leather double wrap, and it turned out GREAT!
http://potomacbeads.blogspot.com/ Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:23:00 -0700
2-hole beads, 4-hole beads… what is next? While we have a lot of new designs currently in production, we also carry nearly every other multi-hole bead available in our stores, and at www.potomacbeads.com. Would you like to see a list of what is available in 2-hole and 4-hole bead shapes?
Sometimes I find bead weaving patterns and tutorials that just don’t fit into any beading topic. I save these and throw them together under “Beadweaving Tutorials.” You’ll never know what you’ll find in these posts – could be just about anything!
http://blog.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk/ Mon, 16 Feb 2015 07:55:20 -0800
Tutor Sarah Burnett-Moore recently had to make a basic Peyote stitch bezel for a project so she decided to share the experience by creating this earring tutorial. For those of you who thought that life is too short for bead weaving, have a go at these great little ‘Bud’ stash-busters.
http://www.whitefoxbeads.com/ Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:28:56 -0700
If you’ve ever wanted to create your own pattern for your beadweaving projects, blackgiraffe.com is a great resource online for copyright-free graph paper! There are free, printable graph paper for peyote, peyote 2-drop, brick stitch, and three different kinds of right angle weave. Just print it out, draw in your pattern, and start stitching.
Herringbone is an extremely versatile bead-weaving stitch and can be done in flat, tubular and circular variations. Tubular herringbone stitch is a widely used method for creating intricate beaded ropes, and flat herringbone stitch can be shaped simply by using a variety of sizes of beads in the bead-weaving. With its origins in the heart of South Africa’s Ndebele tribe, there is a rich history of culture and craft behind the technique. This stitch is instantly recognizable from the distinctive “v” pattern formed by the beads and thread path. Beading Daily
http://www.creativebeadchat.com/ Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:41:51 -0700
Herringbone stitch is an extremely versatile beadweaving stitch that originated from the South African tribe name, the Ndebele.
http://www.beadinggem.com/ Tue, 08 Feb 2011 16:00:00 -0800
Beading Daily usually wows with their beading patterns. Their latest free eBook is no different. These 6 beading patterns focus on herringbone stitch (Ndebele) and right angle weave (RAW) although other stitches are used. Both tubular and flat herringbone is featured. If you don’t have much patience for bead weaving, try the RAW patterns as they use large crystals!
Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid- making. Cords and ribbons are made by interlacing strands. The traditional “tool” is the marudai. It is expensive (relatively) and not portable. The newest “tool” is the foam Kumihimo Disk. It is portable and easy to use. One of our group saw a disk and we were off learning to make Kumihimo braids. Ring by Ring Designs
http://www.guidepatterns.com/ Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:11:26 -0800
Among all the braiding techniques used for jewelry-making, kumihimo is one of the most simple and versatile. This Japanese braid-making method allows you to produce both round and flat cords, being perfect for making stylish bracelets and necklaces. The spiral design produced by it makes it a good choice for beaded accessories as well.
http://www.beadingdaily.com/blogs/ Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:00:00 -0700