Tubular Twisted Herringbone Stitch

Tubular Twisted Herringbone Stitch Tutorial Ingredients 8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads in three colours (we’ll call the colours A, B and C in this pattern) 4lb Fireline Thread Size 10 Beading Needles Method 1. Cut a long length of Fireline thread (at least 1.5 meters or as long as you are happy working with – this […]

Tubular Herringbone Stitch

Use this stitch to create a beaded rope to make a necklace or bracelet. If you’re just starting out we recommend that you use Miyuki 8/0 seed beads as they are larger than 11/0 and therefore a little easier to work with. Step 1. Choose four colours of seed beads. Step 2. Thread a size […]

Russian Spiral Stitch

Ingredients Fireline or S-Lon D thread Size 12 Beading Needles 8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads – Colour A 8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads – Colour B 8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads – Colour C 15/0 Miyuki Seed Beads Step 1 Cut a 5 foot piece of beading thread. Thread a needle. Add a stop bead about 6 inches […]

Right Angle Weave – Coming Soon!

Basic Right Angle Weave is one of the essential bead weaving techniques, it allows for endless design possibilities and is the basis for many beautiful patterns that you’ll find in beading books and tutorials Ingredients Required We recommend that you start off using a 3mm or 4mm Firepolish bead, choose four colours Size 10 Beading […]

Peyote Stitch Triangle – New!

Ingredients 11/0 Miyuki Delica Beads – we’ve used three different colours in our diagrams to make it easier for you to see what to do Size 10 or Size 12 Beading Needle Beading Thread such as Fireline or S-Lon D thread. Step 1. String 1.5 meters of thread onto your needle and pick up three […]

Even Count Peyote Stitch Instructions

Peyote stitch is a pattern used to weave seed beads together using a needle and thread. There are different types of peyote stitch and this peyote stitch tutorial features the even count peyote stitch. You can use this stitch to create a peyote band which can be as wide or narrow as you like, you […]

Embellishing Netting

Once you’ve mastered the netting technique learn how to embellish your piece with firepolish beads or crystals and seed beads for a spectacular effect… Ingredients Piece of Netted Bead Work (click here for our basic netting tutorial) 6lb Fireline or S-Lon D thread Size 12 beading needle Beads for embellishing (try 4mm Firepolish or a […]

Cellini Spiral Stitch

Cellini Spiral Photo Tutorial Ingredients Miyuki Seed Beads – we recommend that you choose contrasting colours so that you can see the full effect of the spiral, if your beads are too similar in colour it will not look as effective. Fireline 6lb Thread Size 12 Beading Needle To get a spiral that undulates in […]

Basic Netting

Netting is a simple bead weaving technique that forms the basis of many different designs and can be used to make necklaces, bracelets and lots more. Once you’ve mastered basic netting try embellishing your netting with firepolish beads or crystals to add some bling! Ingredients Required 11/0 or 8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads Size 10 Beading […]

Basic Beaded Clasp

These instructions show you how to create a basic clasp for your beadwork You will need a large bead either 8mm or 10mm works well and 11/0 or 15/0 seed beads, beading needle (size 12) and beading thread (Fireline or S-Lon). Take your thread so that it exits a bead in the centre of your […]

Adding a Picot Edge to your beadwork

You can add a picot edge to the jagged edge of peyote beadwork like so: And you can add a picot embellishment to the flat edge of your peyote beadwork like so: This technique works well when you use a smaller bead to add the picot edge. For example you can embellish beadwork that uses […]