Off-Loom Bead Weaving

Create beautiful earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets and more with off-loom bead weaving, using just beads, needle and thread!

Off-loom bead weaving generally uses smaller beads, like seed beads, to create either a chain or fabric made of beads that are sewn together with needle and thread. There are a variety of techniques for off-loom bead weaving, including the peyote stitch and the herringbone stitch.

Browse through our stories and posts to be inspired for your next off-loom bead weaving project.

Tubular Herringbone (sometimes called Ndebele) stitch creates sinuous beaded ropes that await your creativity to design bracelets, necklaces and more. It can be a fussy stitch to get started, but...

Starting with two size 11 seed beads per side, it’s easy to stitch a base of right angle weave in comfortable proportions for Gemstone Embellished Right Angle Weave Jewelry. The...

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...

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...

Beads, thread and fabric occupy Pat Herkal's head and hands every day. Whimsy, color and the natural world inspire her work. Mixing beads, shells, stones, and found objects - man...

If you’re looking for jewelry with bezeled gemstones, most of the options you see are stones captured in metal – silver, gold, copper, brass, etc. All beautiful. But if you...

Make your own beaded tassels to decorate a pillow, embellish a quilt or even add as a tassel to hang on a knob on your china cabinet or more! Make...

I am fortunate to work in a creative environment; it's a quilt/bead store. Over the last year or so, we started to carry superduo beads and I've become somewhat obsessed...

This blue multistrand necklace the first of my peyote stitch Bead Tube Necklaces. I had taken a class at QuiltWorks Northwest and Beads & Beyond a while back, learning how...

Popular Leather Wrap Bracelets combine leather cord, nylon beading thread, glass beads, and Czech glass buttons. Stone and metal beads work, too, for a more organic look. The trend is...