Category Archives: BEADWORK

Free bead weaving patterns and projects you can make with beads.

Bead bags

Here are some free patterns for weaving beaded bags.

The Bead Lady
Here is a selection of free beaded bags you can make: Gold Tiger Amulet Bag, Fringe Pendant Bag, Evening Bag with Ridges.

Priscilla Beadwork Book
A pdf file containing detailed patterns for beaded bags, necklaces and other items from the Antique Pattern library.
Priscilla Beadwork Book – Part 2

Amulet Purses
Here are some free beading charts for making amulet purses.

Iphone Case
A free pattern chart for bead weaving an Iphone case.

Beadwork Books

200 Beading Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets: An Indispensable Compendium of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips (200 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets)
Guide to Beading with a Loom: From Start to Finish and Beyond
Beautiful Beadwork from Nature: 16 Stunning Jewelry Projects Inspired by the Natural World
North American Indian Beadwork Patterns

The Big Book of Beading Patterns: For Peyote Stitch, Square Stitch, Brick Stitch, and Loomwork Designs
500 Bead Weaving Patterns for Bracelets

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2 Hole Weaving Reed

From high-tech to low-tech weaving –
My latest handweaving obsession is studying more about the weaving of narrow bands, belts and braids done by my ancestors. After finding a unique double slot weaving reed during a trip to Sweden, I did some more research on these small and portable weaving reeds used by the Saami people of northern Scandinavia.
I had seen some photos of weaving reeds in museum collections that had 2 holes instead of one on a small rigid heddle. The additional hole is for the pattern warp thread and makes it easier to weave pickup patterns. The pattern warp thread is picked up to float above the ground weave or pushed down according to the pattern.
During my research I found a Sami loom maker Stoorstalka who makes traditional Sami style weaving reeds using modern materials. I contacted them about these looms and they very kindly designed a weaving reed to my specification.
I am delighted with the result and look forward to spending many delightful hours weaving these colorful and unique style of belts.

Beaivi Loom
You can now order your own Sami 2 hole weaving reed from my Paivatar Yarn shop on Etsy.

Beavi 2 Hole Weaving Reed
Beavi 2 Hole Weaving Reed

Beaivi Wikipedia
Beaivi (or Päivi in Finnish) is the Sami name for the Sun or Sun deity. In Sami myth, she travels with her daughter Beaivi-nieida through the sky in an enclosure covered by reindeer bones, bringing green plants back to the winter earth for the reindeer to eat. She was also called upon to restore the mental health of those who went insane because of the continual darkness of the long winter.

Weaving with a Sami Weaving Reed

Sami belt

This is my first attempt at weaving with this loom. I decided to keep the pattern very simple at this stage, and to concentrate on getting my tension right. I found this weaving reed very easy to use. It is lightweight, easy to thread and very pretty to look at. The threads do not snag, as they did on the earlier wooden version that I had.

The warp ends are tied similarly to when using weaving cards or tablets. One end of the warp is tied to a post – I tie the warp ends to the warping board that is attached to the back of the loom. The other end can be tied to a belt around your waist as in backstrap weaving. I found that clipping the warp threads to an art board that sits on my lap as I weave, an easier method to use, as my back doesn’t hurt while I am weaving, and it provides a surface to rest the weaving pattern and the weaving reed on as I work
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Weaving with a Double Slot weaving reed.

How to Weave on a Double Hole Rigid Heddle Loom

When you push the heddle down, the pattern threads (Black) move into the middle of the heddle – the top warp threads of the ground warp are raised and the bottom warp threads are lowered.

Hold the weaving reed in this lower position and put your hand into the raised shed, separate the threads and run your hand down to open the shed and beat down the previous row.
The pattern threads (Black) are now in the center, in between the 2 ground warp threads.
Pick up the pattern threads (Black) that are used in this row of the pattern and push down the other (Black) pattern threads. Leave all the other (red) top ground threads in your hand – as this weaves the tabby ground warp.
Pass your weaving shuttle through this row.

Lift up the weaving reed to change the shed.

Put your hand into this shed and beat down the previous row and adjust the tension.

The pattern threads (Black) will now be above both of the ground warp threads.
While holding onto the raised ground warp and pattern warp threads, pick up the (Black) pattern threads according to the pattern draft, and allow the other (Black) pattern threads to drop – keeping all of the raised ground warp threads (Red) up, as this again weaves the tabby ground warp.
Pass the weaving shuttle through this row.

The Black pattern threads that you picked up will float above the warp. The Black pattern threads that you dropped will float on the underside of the warp, creating a mirror effect on the reverse of the cloth.

Change sheds by dropping or pushing down the weaving reed.

Again put your hand into the formed shed and beat down the previous row and adjust the tension.

Adding Beads to Weaving
I thought I would experiment with adding a few beads to this woven band. I used seed beads and strung them onto a length of yarn, similar to the yarn I was using for the weft. I threaded this yarn through on a weft row and positioned the seed bead in between the warp threads and beat the weft into place, and wove the next weft row with the regular weft yarn I had been using.
The loops of weft yarn will be sewn in and trimmed off during finishing.

Double Hole Rigid Heddle Loom

If you are looking for something new to add to your loom collection, why not add one of these from Stoorstalka?

Saami weaving loom


Background of the modern Sami Weaving Loom

Why not a good old loom made of reindeer horn?
More about Sami Weaving
How to Warp a Beaivi Weaving Loom

Saami Double Hole Rigid Heddle Looms

Saami Band Weaving

Sami Duodji
About Sami art and culture.

Braids and Bands
Why not join the Yahoo group to learn more about weaving braids and bands?

Saami Music – Itunes
Binna Banna – Kikki Aikio
Áphi (Wide As Oceans) – Sofia Jannok
Ulda – Ulla Pirttijärvi & Ulda
The Kautokeino Rebellion (Music from the Movie) – Herman Rundberg, Mari Boine & Svein Schultz
Beaivi, Áhcázan (The Sun, My Father) – Nils-Aslak Valkeapää

Saami Weaving Books
Sue Foulkes has written a few books about Sami band weaving and using a Sunna heddle.

Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving
The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves
Band. Vävda Band, Brickband, Flätade Band Och Pinnband Av Ull, Lin Och Bomull / Weaving Bands: Woven Bands / Table Bands / Plaited Bands / Insertion Bands [

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Book Store: Beadwork books

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Beadwork: Learning Off-Loom Beading Techniques One Stitch at a Time (Teach Yourself VISUALLY Consumer)
Learn how to weave the peyote, ladder, brick, square, right angle weave, and herringbone stitches, as well as make beaded netting and create beaded clasps and other decorative details.
UK: Teach Yourself Visually Beadwork

Beaded Colorways: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettes
How to mix beads and gems together to create custom color blends called Bead Soups that are woven together into dazzling pieces.
UK: Beaded Colorways

Beadwork: A World Guide
Covers the long record of the art form throughout the world describing the various processes of making beads worldwide.
UK: Beadwork

Beadwork Inspired by Art: Impressionist Jewelry and Accessories
Learn to recreate the jewelry and home decor objects of the Impressionist period,
UK: Beadwork Inspired by Art

Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery: 25 Inspiring Jewelry Projects (Beadweaving Master Class)
UK: Sensational Bead Embroidery

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

Stitch Workshop: Peyote Stitch: Basic Techniques, Advanced Results
28 peyote stitch projects organized from beginner to advanced.
UK: Stitch Workshop

Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies
UK: Beading for Dummies

Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence: Elegant Jewelry Projects with Right Angle Weave (Beadweaving Master Class)
Features two dozen spectacular jewelry designs in the popular right angle weave stitch.
UK: Beaded Opulence

Bead Embroidery
UK: Bead Embroidery

Fiber & Bead Jewelry: Beautiful Designs to Make & Wear (Beadwork Books)
original jewelry designs using off-loom needle weaving techniques.
UK: Fiber and Bead Jewellery

Metal Style: 20 Jewelry Designs with Cold Join Techniques
Cold-connection techniques for jewellery makers.
UK: Metal Style

Your Seed Bead Style: Accents, Embellishments, and Adornments
How to incorporate interesting materials into your seed bead jewelry.
UK:Seed Bead Style

Kindle Beadwork

US Kindle:Beaded Colorways: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettes
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US Kindle:Jewelry From “Ordinary” Treasures
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Christmas Beadwork Patterns: bead-xmas

Free Christmas beadwork patterns using beads of different sizes and styles.
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Christmas Bells Beading

Beaded Bells
This beading pattern from Interweave uses beadwork netting around a styrofoam form.

Snowflakes – Beads

Beaded Snowflake Pattern
How to bead tutorial for a shimmering bead snowflake.

Shimmering Snowflake
A beadwork pattern using star beads.

Angel Beadwork

Beaded Angel
An angel made with safety pins and pearl beads.

Beaded Angel Ornament
How to make a beaded angel ornament.

Angel
An angel pattern with pony beads.

Brick Stitch Angel
A beading pattern for an angel – suitable for a small beaded purse or bag.

Christmas Trees

Beaded Christmas Tree Earrings Pattern
From Rings and Things – a free project to make Christmas Tree earrings using Japanese seed beads.

Beaded Christmas Tree
Beaded chrystal Christmas tree charm pattern.
Beaded Christmas Tree
A free beading pattern for a Christmas tree using starflake and faceted beads.

Christmas Trees
A loom necklace beadwork pattern.

Christmas Wreaths

Green Wreath
A beading pattern for making a green Christmas wreath with star and faceted beads.

TriBead Wreath
An easy wreath you can make with your kids, using tri-beads and pipe cleaners.

Cranberry Wreath
Martha shows how to make a wreath with cranberry beads and styrofoam.

Christmas Stockings

Stocking Fuse Bead Pattern
A free pattern for kids to make a Christmas stocking with fuse beads.

needle felt xmas ornaments

Needle Felted Christmas Decorations on Folksy

Christmas Crafts and Patterns:

Christmas Feltmaking
Christmas Knitting
Christmas Crochet
Christmas Feltmaking
Christmas Beadwork
Christmas Cross-stitch
Christmas Weaving

Bead Making Books

Beadwork Inspired by Art: Impressionist Jewelry and Accessories
Learn to recreate the jewelry and home decor objects of the Impressionist period,
UK: Beadwork Inspired by Art

Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery: 25 Inspiring Jewelry Projects (Beadweaving Master Class)
UK: Sensational Bead Embroidery

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Valentines Day Beadwork: bead-valentine

Truly free bead work patterns for Valentines.

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Beaded Chrystal Heart
A beading project using 3 mm and 4 mm crystal beads.

African Valentine
The bead code of the Zulus.

Beaded Hearts
Beaded heart patterns from 3D

Frogstone Bead Patterns
Includes a lovely heart pattern along with other great beadwork designs.

Heart Amulet Bag

Valentine Sachet
Red hearts stitched on Belfast linen.

Red Sweetheart Necklace
An easy beading project using glass beads.

Hearts and Cupcakes
A collection of lovely heart shaped beads – perfect for your Valentine beading projects.

Valentine Crafts

More Valentine’s Day Crafts
St. Valentine’s Day Crochet
Valentine Feltmaking
St. Valentine’s Day Knitting
St. Valentine’s Day Beadwork
St. Valentine’s Day Basketry
St. Valentine’s Day Cross Stitch
St. Valentine’s Day Weaving
St. Valentine’s Day Clipart

Beading 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

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Thanksgiving Beadwork: bead-tgiving

Thanksgiving Turkey
A free beadwork pattern from Peyote patterns

Indian Corn Earrings
A Free Indian corn peyote pattern

Brideys Beads
A great collection of vintage beadwork patterns, including falling leaves.

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Thanksgiving Beadwork

Thanksgiving Knitting Patterns and Projects

Thanksgiving Crochet Patterns

Thanksgiving Cross Stitch & Needlework Patterns

Thanksgiving Clipart

Thanksgiving Feltmaking Crafts

Books about Beads

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

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St Patricks Day Beadwork: bead-stpats

Shamrock Bear
A fun little bear made of seed beads.
Mini Shamrock

Leprechaun Pony Bead Pattern

Shamrock Earrings

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St. Pat’s Day Crafts

More St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
St. Patrick’s Day Weaving and Crafts
St. Patrick’s Day Knitting
St. Patrick’s Day Crochet
St. Patrick’s Day Cross Stitch

Beadwork Books

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

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Halloween Beadwork: bead-halloween

Skull Bracelet
DIY project for making a skull bracelet

Halloween Jewellery
Halloween jewellery ideas with polymer clay

3D Shapes
Jack-o-lanterns, black cats, witches

Bats and Witches
Patterns for bats and witches at Bella Online

Beaded Spider Ornament
Suitable for beginner jewelery makers.

Hallowe’en Necklace

Hallowe’en Beadwork jewellery

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Hallowe’en Crafts and Patterns:

Hallowe’en Beadwork
Hallowe’en Knitting Patterns and Projects
Hallowe’en Crochet Patterns
Hallowe’en Cross Stitch & Needlework Patterns
Hallowe’en Clipart
Hallowe’en Feltmaking Crafts
Christmas Beadwork

Books about Beads

Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery: 25 Inspiring Jewelry Projects (Beadweaving Master Class)
UK: Sensational Bead Embroidery

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

..more Bead books..

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