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.

 

Angela Grasse has been on an artist's path her entire life, inspired by color and her collection of supplies in her studio. Never one for following a pattern, Angela used...

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...

Karen Meador's gorgeous jewelry designs combine wirework, metal folding, cabochons and enamel. She blends techniques in creative ways to make color and texture sing. How did you get started making jewelry? I...

Last summer I had a total hip replacement due to a too-close encounter with our large (92 pound!) Lab mix. He meant well - I think he was genuinely trying...

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 -...

Make your own necklaces, bracelets, earring and more with a variety of techniques -- stringing, wirework, metal smithing. We've rounded up some of the jewelry making tools you need --...

Beading projects can be easy or complex -- they almost always add some bling! Whether you are making jewelry, or adding beads to a fiber project, there are some tools...