Beading Tutorials

Want to learn the art of off-loom beadwork, or master your new beading skills? You can find free, basic Beading Tutorials here on Inspirational Beading every month. You can also try the Bead Spotlight segment for some recommended projects using the bead of the month, and Wear It Twice for projects inspired by the necklace of the month.

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Want to share a tutorial on Inspirational Beading? I welcome guest posts from crafters, designers, and suppliers on how to make beadwork, jewelry, or bead crafts. You can learn more on the Features page.

Featured Techniques:

Mastering Peyote Stitch
Two-drop Peyote Stitch
Spiral Peyote Tube
Peyote Tube Beaded Beads
Peyote Stitch Bezel
Circular Peyote Stitch Rivoli Bezel
Dutch Spiral Rope

Spiral Rope Chain
Double Spiral Rope
Russian Spiral Rope

Vertical Seed Bead Netting
Tubular Pearl Netting
Ogalala Butterfly Netting
Simple Chevron Chain
Tila Bead Double Chevron Chain

Tila Bead Openwork RAW
Flat Right Angle Weave
Square Openwork Right Angle Weave

Bridged Herringbone Increase
Twisted Tubular Herringbone
Herringbone Bobble Rope
How to Finish Herringbone Ropes

Double St. Petersburg Chain
Triple and Quadruple St. Petersburg Chain
Nepal Chain Stitch
Two-Needle Russian Chevron Chain
Classic Daisy Chain
Potawatomi Daisy Chain
Pea Pod Chain Stitch

Branch and Coral Fringe
Leaf Fringe

Square Stitch
Square Stitch Trim
Circular Brick Stitch
Flat and Freeform Brick Stitch

Making Bead Covered Beads

Tubular Wire Braiding with Lisa Van Herik

Beading and Jewelry Projects:

Embellished Ombre Herringbone Cuff
Resin Clay Ring
Enchanted Charm Bracelet
Captured Bead Earrings
Kids Christmas Garland
Beaded Jewelry Cones

Neon Fringe Pendant (with The Best Beads)

Tutorial Compilations:

How to Make Bird's Nest Pendants and Jewelry
How to Make a Floating Bib Necklace
How to Make Pin Cushions
Bead Inspired Jewelry Projects
Peter Pan Collar Tutorials
Tree of Life Projects
Charm Bracelets
Dangle Earrings
Heart Shaped Beading Projects
Bead Crochet Rope Tutorials and Tips
Beaded Leaf Tutorials
Kumihimo Braiding Tutorials
Leather Wrap Bracelets
Favorites from Bead and Button

Christmas Jewelry Patterns and Projects
Christmas Beading and Craft Tutorials
Halloween Craft and Beading Tutorials

Tips and Techniques (with Bead & Button):

Summer Peyote Bead Necklace

How to Wash Your Beads
5 Things to Know About Fish Leather

More Free Beading Tutorials: From the makers of, this site provides an amazing catalog of free beading and jewelry tutorials.

Help for Bead and Jewelry Sellers:

How to Share ArtFire Collections
How to Share Etsy Treasuries

Design Ethics for Beaders Part One
Design Ethics for Beaders Part Two

Blogging for Handmade Artists
Facebook for Handmade Sellers

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