Beadwork

Beadwork

Explore the many techniques in the world of beading – from peyote stitch, to loom weaving to kumihimo and more.  Beadwork is the art and craft of using beads to decorate textiles, make jewelry and art, using thread or thin wire, and needle to attach beads either to themselves or a surface.

Beadwork includes stringing beads, loom weaving, off-loom weaving and bead embroidery. Beads can be functional or decorative, adding some bling or surface design to a piece.

Browse through beadwork projects and inspiration.

 

Peyote-Stitched Cellini Spiral looks really complicated, but it’s just a glorified peyote rope. The stitch is even count tubular peyote with a step up. It’s the change in bead sizes...

With a needle in her hand since the age of 7, Christen Brown creates lush embroidered and beaded pieces to wear and admire. Generous with her knowledge, she shares her...

Even-count flat Peyote stitch is often the first off-loom bead weaving technique that new beaders try. And it’s the one that gets them hooked! The beads fit together snugly, giving...

Marijke van Welzen creates wearable art using techniques she developed over the years. Not afraid of experimentation or a challenge, Marijke produces unique art garments that explore a theme or...

Deborah Boschert combines fabric, paint and stitch to create art quilts with movement, color and texture. Her unique style comes from the freedom of a self-taught artist to test boundaries...