One of my favorite go-to beading resources is Inspirational Beading. Mortira vanPelt never fails to present fun, colorful projects. The free patterns are very well written and photographed. I’m featuring 6 of her projects today:
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Fringe is a beader’s best friend. Whether you specialize in embroidery, loom work, or beadweaving, chances are, you’ll want to add a bit of trim to your designs from time to time. There are many different techniques and styles of fringe to choose from. One of the easiest and most interesting, is leafy fringe.
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One of the most important stitches that any beadweaver will learn is the versatile and endlessly useful peyote stitch. Also called gourd stitch, the seemingly simple pick-up-one-skip-one pattern can be one of the most frustrating to master. Although the basic concept is easy enough to understand, finding the right tension and making the beads go where they should takes a lot of practice.
I apologize for being AWOL. We took our first week-long vacation in 4 years last week, and this week we are playing catch-up.
When you are self-employed like my husband and I, there is no vacation or sick pay. If we aren’t working, then we aren’t getting paid. The week before vacation and the week after we have to work extra hard to make up for the vacation week.
On a good note, we really enjoyed our vacation to Florida’s Forgotten Coast. We went to Port St. Joe’s / Cape San Blas. Very quiet, hardly any people and lots of wildlife. I got some beading in also.
I’ll be back next week with new free patterns!
Herringbone, also known as Ndebele Stitch, is another stitch that looks almost completely different in it’s different techniques. Flat display the classic herringbone patterns, while tubular is great for necklaces and ropes.
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This tubular herringbone rope is very simple and beads up quickly. I used this bead woven rope in my Blue Victorian Pendant Necklace and absolutely love the way it feels! All photos are shown with blue beads but I have indicated in the instructions on what beads to use.
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Herringbone stitch can be started from either a Ladder stitch start as I demonstrate in this video or from a Herringbone start which I will leave for another video. Each Herringbone stitch involves picking up 2 beads, so your Ladder stitch foundation row needs to be an even number of beads.