Beading Tutorials

When I started selling beads I never thought I would be making anything bead related never mind figuring out bead weaving techniques.  Over time however, I got curious and started dabbling and realized that most of the bead art jewelry designs I admired so were based on some very basic - I can say that now with a smile - bead weaving techniques and others that take a bit more time to grasp.

Then I started realizing what I'm sure other seasoned bead art jewelry designers already knew, that when you incorporate both bead stringing (one of the all time best selling books The Basics of Bead Stringing) and bead weaving techniques the end results are amazing bead art jewelry and typically OOAK (one-of-a-kind) designs which are common because before you're even finished with one design you're ready to move on to the newest design you have in your head.

At that time, which was only a few years ago there weren't many really good online instructions one exception being Beads East Tutorials; and even books and beading magazines were a bit difficult for me to grasp many of the techniques.

But now there some amazing video tutorials available online.  Realizing that so much beading content can be difficult to sort through I've created this page to spotlight some of the exceptional tutorials that I come across so check back often as I will be adding to the list.

I do hope you find this information useful; experiment, experiment, experiment based on the instructions using different seed beads makes and sizes, bead colors and finishes and remember that Miyuki brand Japanese seed and Delica beads along with TOHO seed beads are used to get the most uniform look; whereas Czech Glass seed beads have their own unique characteristics and  although not as uniform create beautiful bead art jewelry designs.

Beads East Website is one of my favorites as based on their tutorials I was able to develop my bead weaving - although still basic - techniques such as:

Online Beading Resources for Bead Instruction:

Inspirational Beading

Embellishing with Rhinestones

Beading & Bead Related Instructional YouTube Videos

Cubic Right Angle Weave: Bead Mavens and Heather Collins

How To Crochet Bead Rope Necklace

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