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How to Make a Basic Brick Stitch
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How to Make a Basic Brick Stitch

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Basic Brick StitchA brick stitch is similar to a peyote stitch, but turned sideways. This technique is a bit stiffer than peyote, making it ideal for use in earring designs and small pins. A brick stitch is called such because of the off-set rows made by the beads, resembling a brick wall. The beginning of a brick stitch is made by sewing a series of beads that lay side-by-side, in a technique called the ladder stitch. Layers are added to this base row by sewing through the stitches holding the layer below together. The result is an off-set pattern, or basic brick stitch. First, create a ladder stitch for the base row. Make sure your thread is exiting out of the top of your last bead. If not, simply rotate your pattern so it is. For a PDF Diagram of Brick Stitch techniques, click here.

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How to Make a Peyote Stitch Ring
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How to Make a Peyote Stitch Ring

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Peyote stitch rings are fun to make and comfortable to wear. With the uniform shape of the Delica beads, you can use the smallest size without difficulty. It's great to practice and they work up quickly. You could be wearing a new ring in less than a couple of hours. Let's get started. These rings are created using an even-count Peyote stitch in size 15 or 11 Delicas. The beads come in amazing mixes that are pleasing alone. A solid color looks cool too!

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Taos
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Taos

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These festive dangle earrings are the perfect addition to a hot outfit you can choose to rock in summer or winter. Like the lively New Mexico town, this design has a little something everyone will enjoy.

  • BrandJBB, TOHO, FireLine
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How to Make an Open Back Peyote Bezel
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How to Make an Open Back Peyote Bezel

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You can add loose stones to designs in unique ways by creating a backless peyote-stitch bezel. These bezels can be created in coordinating colors to make the stones truly stand out in designs. The small seed beads of the bezel make it easier to stitch the stones into designs. This technique is a great way to enhance the popular Swarovski Rivoli stone, which is what we'll be using in this tutorial.

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How to Decrease and Increase Brick Stitch
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How to Decrease and Increase Brick Stitch

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Decrease Brick Stitch

The decrease brick stitch is made by decreasing the number of beads in each new row, resulting in a pointed shape.For a PDF Diagram of Brick Stitch techniques, click here.

Decrease and Increase Brick Stitch

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Penny Candy
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Penny Candy

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Bright candy colors make this bracelet stand out! The O beads add a silver pop for even more style. This idea makes a great project for kids and is an excellent last minute gift idea. Switch out the colors to suit your taste!

  • BrandMiyuki, Beadalon
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How to Do the Twisted Herringbone Stitch
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How to Do the Twisted Herringbone Stitch

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The twisted herringbone stitch is a great way to add dimension to your projects. These instructions will show you how this stitch is done! As you can see, the pattern of the beads will affect how the bracelet looks when finished. Both bracelets feature the Southwest Sunset Designer Seed Bead Blend, but look very different because of the way the beads are added. When you line up the colors by columns, as we do in our example, it creates a look of spiraling stripes. Adding the beads at random also creates an interesting effect.

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How to Make an Even Peyote Stitch
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How to Make an Even Peyote Stitch

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The peyote stitch is a commonly used stitch for many different jewelry and design applications. This tutorial demonstrates the even peyote stitch, resulting in a flat design.

Cut a length of Nymo thread to approximately five feet. Wax the thread if you like. Attach a mini bead stopper on the end of the thread to keep the beads in place. Be sure to leave an extra bit of thread, giving the bead stopper a "tail" which will help you when you go to finish the design.

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Snapdragon Bracelet
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Snapdragon Bracelet

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The true beauty of a snapdragon is only revealed when it is opened for the world to see. The same could be said about love, making this bracelet perfect for your big day. Pair it with the Snapdragon necklace for a fun combination.

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Cubic Right Angle Weave Rope
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Cubic Right Angle Weave Rope

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Cubic Right Angle WeaveThe Cubic Right Angle Weave, or CRAW for short, is a great way to create beaded ropes in your jewelry. Like the flat Right Angle Weave technique, creating loops is key. Take a look at this tutorial and see how you can use this technique in your designs!

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Beyond the Blue Horizon
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Beyond the Blue Horizon

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With the Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blends, you can work with perfectly coordinated colors to create beautiful designs! Teri made this herringbone bracelet using the Blueberry Pie Seed Bead Blend. It was easy to create a fun pattern with the gorgeous blue tones of the Blend. You're sure to be inspired by the amazing color palettes on display!

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How to Make Beaded Crochet Rope
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How to Make Beaded Crochet Rope

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To create a crocheted bracelet, you'll need:

  • Fine crochet thread in size 20
  • A thin beading needle for stringing beads
  • A No. 4 1.25mm Tulip Bead Crochet Hook
  • 1-2 8g bags of size 8/0 TOHO seed beads (depending on your wrist size)
  • 24 Gauge Silver Non-Tarnish Artistic Wire or two Headpins
  • 2 jewelry cones or bead caps approximately 9.5mm in width

Crochet BraceletFor this tutorial, we used yarn and pony beads to create a pattern with three colors so that everything is easy to see. You may want to practice with pony beads and a large crochet hook as well until you become familiar with the stitch.Once you've learned the technique, try making different patterns with our PDF Pattern Diagrams. You can try our Cottage Clematis Pattern or the Queen Bee Pattern. Take a look at our Related below the instructions for full step-by-step instructions and supplies lists for these beaded crochet rope patterns and more. 

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Sweetpea
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Sweetpea

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Create a juicy splash of style with this sweet bracelet! Neon colors unite, making a fun statement that will pop with any ensemble. It's easy to get started, as the Designer Seed Bead Blend allows you to create a random pattern that's perfectly coordinated. Learn how to make this bracelet and stand out with its bright beauty!

  • BrandSwarovski, Artbeads, KO Thread
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Bead Weaving Basics
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Bead Weaving Basics

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Whether you are doing peyote stitch, square stitch, weaving on a loom or any one of the many other bead stitches, the amount of thread you work with, the way you add thread when you run out, and the way you tie off the thread when you are done is basically the same. We will answer common questions beaders have when working with thread in bead weaving and then show you some examples of how this is done.

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Golden Grace
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Golden Grace

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Green and gold tones blend gracefully together in this warm-toned bracelet. Our bracelet measures about 6.25 inches. To extend the length to fit a larger wrist, simply add more jump rings to the ends.

  • BrandSwarovski, Miyuki
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Queen of the Ocean
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Queen of the Ocean

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Ocean colors from the beautiful seed beads create a cool complement to the Bermuda Blue Swarovski Crystal Queen Baguette pendants showcased within this jewelry set. Wire spirals made with Artbeads Designer Wire on both the necklace and earrings tops off the look, making it worthy of royalty!

  • BrandArtbeads, Artistic Wire, FireLine, Wubbers
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How to Fold Peyote Stitch Over a Clasp
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How to Fold Peyote Stitch Over a Clasp

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The TierraCast D ring clasps are great for use with leather and multi-strand projects, but they can also be used with seed beads. Folding seed bead designs over the slots in the D rings give projects a seamless and professional finish. You can use this technique to fold peyote stitch designs over any kind of clasp. This tutorial will show you how!

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Bright Bangles
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Bright Bangles

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Punch up your wardrobe with these fun and colorful seed bead bracelets! Gathering inspiration from Japanese street fashion, each simple cuff is embellished with bright neons to reflect freedom and youth.

Choose your favorite seed bead color combinations to work with and your desired cuff sizes. You can find a list of the different seed beads and cuffs we used for each bracelet below.

  • BrandNymo, TOHO
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Bolder Boulder
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Bolder Boulder

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Now you can combine your love of seed beads and leather by creating seed bead sliders for your leather designs, like Teri did in her Bolder Boulder necklace. The seed bead sliders will allow you to bring your favorite colors to more designs and they look great paired with bold Regaliz components. Follow these steps to learn how easy it is to rock this look!

  • BrandTOHO, KO Thread, Regaliz
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Beaded Bail on Brick Stitch Edge
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Beaded Bail on Brick Stitch Edge

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Creating a unique pendant helps personalize your jewelry for a special touch, but oftentimes it's hard to find a bail to fit it. Beaded bails allow you to make just the right size and use the colors you need to match the pendant. In no time you can make a beaded bail for your idea, like we did for our Daybreak Frost necklace idea. First, you will need to create a brick stitch edge around the edge of your pendant.

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How to Make a Ladder Stitch
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How to Make a Ladder Stitch

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Ladder StitchA ladder stitch is a common pattern used to create the first row of beads in other techniques like a brick stitch or herringbone stitch. Once you create a ladder, you can then move on to other stitches.

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How to Thread a Needle
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How to Thread a Needle

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How many times have you grown frustrated trying to thread those tiny needles when working with your seed beads? Artbeads to the rescue! Here is a tutorial to make your life much easier!

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Fairy Lanterns
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Fairy Lanterns

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Put a whimsical touch of sparkle in your designs with our Fairy Lantern idea. These are perfect for using in earrings, necklaces or anywhere you please! Customize this technique with bugle beads and bicones of your choosing to create colorful links and dangles.

  • BrandTOHO, Swarovski, Nymo
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Coraling Technique
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Coraling Technique

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Coraling is an easy-to-learn beading technique that can be used in all kinds of jewelry and craft projects. Although this process is simple, it does require a little time and a lot of beads to complete! Keeping consistent thread tension while you are working is essential to the look of the finished piece. Here we will show you the basic steps involved to create a coral "branch."

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