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Beadloom Patterns

Free bead weaving patterns and projects you can make with beads. Because beadloom patterns are based on a grid, they can be easily adapted for use in woven beadwork tapestries, inlay designs or transparencies.

Beaded Bag Patterns
Free beadwork patterns for weaving beaded bags and purses.

Bead-covered Mummy
Archaeologists have just discovered a mummy wrapped in beadwork and black linen. The coffins had inscriptions that dated to the 26th Dynasty, and had a statue of a god called Petah Sakar who was the god of artisans.

Sami Weaving Reed
Add beads to your woven braids.

Games

Bead Game
A simple on-line game to make a string of coloured beads.

Virtual Bead Loom
Virtual Bead loom software that allows you to simulate traditional loom designs, and create new virtual designs of your own.

How-to

Sliding Knots
Ruby’s Beadwork shows how to make sliding knots.

How to Become a Stitch Pro
The Beadwork Daily website has a checklist of popular beadweaving techniques:
Peyote stitch, Brick stitch, Right angle weave, Square stitch, Herringbone stitch, Ladder stitch, Triangle weave, Netting, Spirals, Fringe.

Loomwork Basics
Bead and Button provides instructions on how to warp a beadloom, weave a pattern and finishing techniques.

Patterns

Aunt Molly’s Bead Street
Aunt Molly’s has a selection of loomwork bead strip patterns.

Peace and Unity
Patterns of a dove and peace symbol.

Beading My Life Away
A nice collection of patterns you can download for beadwork, or even woven tapestry or inlay design ideas. (swans, cardinals, dogwood, lighthouse, horse, rose)

Hecuba’s Bead Graphics
Free Native American style graphic designs for beadwork.

Amulet Purses
Beautiful beaded purses designed by Kathi Lawson. Her site also has some lovely beadwork graphics and clipart.

Amulet Bag
An off-loom amulet bag from CraftsnLace.

Beadweaving Basics
Simple instructions for using a beadloom.
Beading Samplers
Beadwrangler has excellent instructions for making a wide variety of beading stitches.

Bell Flower
The Native Essence website has free beadwork patterns for the beginner and more advanced beader.

Peyote Stitch Pouch
A lovely bag woven in tubular peyote stitch.

Holiday Beadwork

St. Valentine’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day
Easter
Hallowe’en
Christmas Beadwork

Beadwork Books

Handcrafted Wire Findings: Techniques and Designs for Custom Jewelry Components
Over 30 projects for making custom wire findings from your wire stash, each accompanied by step-by-step photographs and directions.
UK: Handcrafted Wire Findings

Patterns in Polymer: Imprint and Accent Bead Techniques
Covers basics of polymer design, color inspiration and recipes, and needed tools and materials.
UK: Patterns in Polymer

Beaded Allure: Beadweaving Patterns for 25 Romantic Projects
Add a romantic twist to your creative time with 10 beadweaving stitches and 25 projects.
UK: Beaded Allure

How to Make a Bead loom – You Tube

EBay Watch – Beads

 

Ebay Finds

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20pcs copper-tone bar spacer beads h2360 - Current price: $1.19 - Auction

Stars Tibetan Silver Charms Spacer Beads Jewelry Findings - Current price: $0.99

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