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Free Beading Tutorials and Videos
Always free, anyone can use them! Teachers and editors wishing to use our video and print tutorials please contact us for advance permission to use our copyrighted materials. Be sure to visit our Beads East YouTube Channel for even more free instruction!

 

peyote stitch bracelet

PEYOTE STITCH
The versatile workhorse of beading; it's used in almost everything, and is excellent for bezeling a cabochon. Also wonderful for creating beaded end caps and clasps. A MUST LEARN!

 
Brick stitch sample

BRICK STITCH
Identical in appearance to peyote, but worked differently, to create a rigid, strong, easily shaped beaded piece. Brick and Peyote are often combined.

 
Tubular bead crochet free tutorial

TUBULAR BEAD CROCHET
Our beautifully animated video tutorial for tubular bead crochet is the absolutely best on the net.
 
 Loom weaving sample

BEAD LOOMING
One of beading's oldest and most venerable techniques, updated with out animations.
 
 spiral weave tutorial

SPIRALWEAVE
A series of loops woven around a core of beads, this stitch is beautiful on its own, but it's wonderful for neck bands and embellishments!
 
 Trinagular bezel free tutorial BEZEL A TRIANGULAR CABOCHON
Easier than you'd think---our tutorial takes you through the process round by round
 

 Invisible join for tubular bead crochet


INVISIBLE JOIN FOR TUBULAR BEAD CROCHET
Demonstrates how to join the ends of a bead crochet tube invisibly for a continuous circle

 

 
     

bead embroidery bracelet

BEAD EMBROIDERY
So elegant and SO easy; if you've ever worked with a needle and thread, this is for you. Our tutorial features techniques, materials and much more.

 
Brick stitch sample

BEADED NEEDLEPOINT
Beads closely mimic the look of the basic needlepoint stitch so you can work an entire piece with them! Try mixing fibers and beads for glorious results.

 
Basic bead crochet free tutorial

BASIC BEAD CROCHET
You'll learn how to use beads with single crochet, chain stitch, and other simple stitches to created hanbags, jewelry, decorative items and more.
 
 herringbone tutorial

HERRINGBONE STITCH
We show you both flat and tubular herringbone stitches.


 
 daisy chain tutorial DAISY CHAIN
A simple circular weave with lots of variations possible.
 
 Tablet Case BEADED TABLET CASE
We show a beaded needlepoint insert in our example, but try bead embroidery! NO sewing machine required.
 
 
Roll on bracelet

ROLL-ON FINISHING FOR TUBE CROCHET

Simple tubular bead crochet finishing technique for focal bead and beading caps