Off-Loom Bead Weaving

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.

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...

A piece that can be both dressy and casual, Herringbone Bibble-de-Bobs Beaded Necklace is a clasp-free continuous rope. It's so easy to take on and off without a clasp -...

Swarovski crystals catch and reflect the light and make it dance in Crystal & Gold Earrings! Combine them with 24 karat gold-plated beads, and you get earrings for very special...

  From a collection of hand beaded jewelry by Flying Goat Studio, Amethyst Grid Earrings are an original design. Off-loom beadweaving techniques join the beads with woven stitches. The Right Angle...

From a collection of hand beaded jewelry by Flying Goat Studio, Faceted Fire Polish Earrings are an original design. Off-loom beadweaving techniques join the beads with woven stitches. The Right...

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...

One of a collection of hand beaded jewelry pieces from Flying Goat Studio, Turquoise Beaded Necklace is an original design stitched using off-loom beadweaving techniques. Peyote stitched Japanese glass cylinder...

I shibori dyed some cotton fabric in a class and ended up with fabrics that are mostly blue and green. So, in honor of the sensational Seahawks in Seattle, the...