Beading Resources

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2012 Bead Themed Calendars to Print star
3 printable single page year calendars with a bead theme for the year 2012

Analogous Colors and Bargello Amulet Bag Pattern star
Part of my color theory series, this focuses on analogous colors. There is also a free pattern for a bargello patterned amulet bag.

Ankh Bead Patterns star
Beaded ankh patterns for a bracelet and a mandala type pendant which I designed for my best friend and want to share with all of you.

Auntie's Beads Videos star
Auntie´s Beads has a series of YouTube videos with great lessons.

Ayla´s Originals African Trade Bead Page star[offsite link]
A short and nice introduction to African trade beads

Basic Beading - Choosing Needles star
A short guide to picking the right needles for your beadwork.

Basic Beading : Flat Odd Count Peyote star
Instructions for an odd count peyote variation using one of the snowflake earring patterns.

Basic Beading- Adding new thread star
How to add new thread to a project.

Bead and Button Magazine star[offsite link]
The homepage for this wonderful magazine, free projects offered for download from the page.

Bead Cellar star[offsite link]
Beading software for Windows

Bead Creator star[offsite link]
New software for graphing in beads, for windows. Looks interesting. Watch for a review!

Bead Dancing Bead Graphpaper star[offsite link]
Downloadable graph paper by Bead Dancing

Bead Font star
A true type font I made myself a few years ago.

Bead Space star
The new social networking site for beaders.

Bead Wizard Software star[offsite link]
Beading pattern software for Windows.

Beaded Gift Ideas for Men and Boys star
Some ideas for gifts for men or boys who can be hard to bead for.

Beading for the Soul and Making Wire Jewelry star
Reviews of 2 new beading books, one for beginners and one for more advanced beaders.

BeadPatterns.Com star[offsite link]
Buy and print immediately patterns, and lots of free graph paper and patterns

Beadscape star[offsite link]
Beadscape bead designing software for Macintosh.

BeadTool Beading Software - Review star
A review of Bead Tool software, the very affordable software for beaders.

Beadville star[offsite link]
Home of Bead Pattern Designer Software for windows.

Beadwork At Bellaonline.Com Index star
An index seperated by article type of all the articles on Beadwork at

Beadwork at Index -Artists, books, product reviews star
Part of the big index, Product and book reviews, artist focus pieces, and things that don´t quite fit elsewhere.

Beadwork Magazine star[offsite link]
Beadwork Magazine´s Homepage, projects and information.

Black Giraffe star[offsite link]
Graph paper in PDF format, as well as several free patterns, and some wonderful books you can order from the site.

Book Review - A Bead in Time star
This is a review of Lisa Crone's book A Bead in Time

Book Review - A String of Expression star
Reviewing June Roman's A String of Expression, a book with jewelry inspired by art journal pages

Book Review - Artful Jewelry star
A review of Jo Packham's book Artful Jewelry : Craft and Wear Your Own Masterpieces

Book Review - Artistic Seed Bead Jewelry star
A review of Artistic Seed Bead Jewelry : Ideas and Techniques for Original Designs by Maggie Roschyk

Book Review - Bead Riffs star
A review of Rachel Nelson-Smith's Bead Riffs : Jewelry Projects in Peyote and Right Angle Weave

Book Review - Bead Romantique by Lisa Kan star
A review of Lisa Kan´s book, Bead Romantique

Book Review - Beaded Bugs star
A review of the book Beaded Bugs by Nicola Tedman and Jean Power

Book Review - Beading Across America star
Beading Across America is a collection of projects by artists from 30 states.

Book Review - Beadmaille star
A review of Cindy Thomas Pankopf's book Beadmaille

Book Review - Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders 2 star
A review of Irina Miech's Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders 2

Book Review - Contemporary Cube Bead Designs star
A review of Virginia Jensen's Contemporary Cube Bead Designs : Stitching with Herringbone, Peyote, Ladder Stitch and More, a book which focuses on projects made with cube shaped beads.

Book Review - Creating Glass Beads star
A review of the book Creating Glass Beads by Jeri L. Warhaftig

Book Review - Creative Beading Vol. 6 star
A review of the newest volume in the Creative Beading series by Bead and Button Magazine

Book Review - Endless Sparkle star
A review of Aimee Carpenter's book, Endless Sparkle

Book Review - French Beaded Flowers star
A review of the book French Beaded Flowers- The Complete Guide by Zoe L. Schneider.

Book Review - Irina's Inspirations for Jewelry star
A review of Irina Miech's book Irina's Inspirations for Jewelry : From the Exotic to the Everyday

Book Review - Lacy Wire Jewelry star
A review of Melody MacDuffee's Lacy Wire Jewelry

Book Review - Mixed Metal Mania star
A review of the book Mixed Metal Mania : solder, rivet, hammer and wire exceptional jewelry by Kim St. Jean

Book Review - Sabine Lippert's Beaded Fantasies star
My review of Sabine Lippert's Beaded Fantasies, part of the Beadweaving Master Class Series

Book Review - Sensational Bead Embroidery star
A review of Sherry Serafini's book Sensational Bead Embroidery

Book Review - Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry star
A review of the coffee table book, Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry by Ray Hemachandra- a photo collection of some of the best bead jewelry by artists around the world.

Book Review - Steampunk Emporium star
A review of Steampunk Emporium : Creating Fantastical Jewelry, Devices and Oddments from Assorted Cogs, Gears and Curios by Jema Hewitt.

Book Review - Stitch Workshop - Herringbone Stitch star
A review of Bead and Button's new Stitch Workshop book- Herringbone Stitch: Basic Techniques, Advanced Results.

Book Review - Stitch Workshop : Peyote Stitch star
A review of the new Stitch Workshop : Peyote Stitch - Basic Techniques, Advanced Results.

Book Review - Stitch Workshop : Right-Angle Weave star
A review of Stitch Workshop:Right-Angle Weave; Basic Techniques, Advanced Results, a book from the editors of Bead and Button magazine with right angle weave projects.

Book Review - Stitching Beaded Jewelry star
A review of Stitching Bead Jewelry by Lesley Weiss, part of the The Absolute Beginners Guide series

Book Review -Dimensional Bead Embroidery star
A review of the book Dimensional Bead Embroidery : A Reference Guide to Techniques by Jamie Cloud Eakin

Book Review : Bead & Fiber Jewelry star
A review of the micro-macramé book Bead & Fiber Jewelry : Elegant Knotted Designs by Jane Olson-Phillips

Book Review : Beaded Colorways star
A review of the book Beaded Colorways by Beverly Ash Gilbert

Book Review : Findings and Finishings star
A review of the new book by Sharon Bateman, Findings and Finishings

Book Review : Mastering Beadwork by Carol Huber Cypher star
A review of Mastering Beadwork - A Comprehensive Guide to Off-loom Techniques

Book Review : Metal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelry star
A review of Sherri Haab´s book Metal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelry

Book Review : Netted Beadwork by Diane Fitzgerald star
A review of Netted Beadwork

Book Review ; Beading on Fabric star
A review of Beading on Fabric : Encycolpedia of Bead Stitch Techniques by Larkin Jean Van Horn

Book Review ; Beginner's Guide to Beadwork star
A review of the book Beginner´s Guide to Beadwork by Madeleine Rollason

Book Review- Bead Chic star
A review of the book Bead Chic by Margot Potter

Book Review- Bead Soup star
A review of the collaborative Bead Soup project book by Lori Anderson

Book Review- Bead Tube Jewelry star
A review of Nancy Zeller's book bead tube jewelry.

Book Review- Beaded Allure star
A review of the romantic beading book Beaded Allure by Kelly Wiese

Book Review- Beads In Motion star
A review of Marcia DeCoster's Beads In Motion- 24 Projects that Spin, Sway, Swing and Slide

Book Review- Beautiful Beaded Ropes star
Review of Jill Wiseman's Beautiful Beaded Ropes. This book is part of Lark's Beadweaving Master Class Series and covers making ropes using a variety of stitches.

Book Review- Classical Elegance star
A review of the seed bead weaving book Maggie Meister's Classical Elegance.

Book Review- Create Colorful Aluminum Jewelry star
A review of Helen Harle's new book Create Colorful Aluminum Jewelry : Upcycle cans into vibrant necklaces, rings, earrings, pins and bracelets

Book Review- Crochet Jewelry star
A review of Crochet Jewelry : 35 Fantastic Pieces of Jewelry to Make and Wear by Sophie Britten

Book Review- Crystal Jewelry Inspiration star
A review of Crystal Jewelry Inspiration from the Create Your Style Ambassadors, a collection of projects that use Swarovski Elements

Book Review- Easy Beading Vol. 7 star
A review of Easy Beading Vol. 7 by BeadStyle Magazine

Book Review- Embellished Beadweaving star
A review of the book Embellished Beadweaving by Laura McCabe. It's part of Lark Book's Beadweaving Master Class series and focuses on embellishment techniques using seed beads.

Book Review- Fabric Jewelry star
A review of Heidi Pridemore and Nancy Zieman's book Fabric Jewelry Wrapped, Braided and Sewn

Book Review- Great Designs for Shaped Beads star
Anna Elizabeth Draeger's book uses popular shaped beads in bead woven designs to show some of the possibilities of these fun beads. Check out my review!

Book Review- I Can Herringbone star
A review of Melissa Grakowsky's book "I Can Herringbone"- part of Lark Craft's I Can series

Book Review- Japanese Beadwork star
Japanese Beadwork with Sonoko Nozue : 25 Jewelry Designs from a Master Artist is an exciting and beautiful book. Find out why!

Book Review- Jewelry for the New Romantic star
A review of Jewelry for the New Romantic : Unexpected Techniques with Crystals and Beading Wire by Nealay Patel

Book Review- Kumihimo Basics and Beyond star
A review of Rebecca Ann Combs book Kumihimo Basics and Beyond : 25 braided and beaded jewelry projects on the kumihimo disk.

Book Review- Mastering The Art Of Beading star
A review of the book Mastering the Art of Beading by Genevieve A. Starbenz

Book Review- Metalworking 101 for Beaders star
A review of Candie Cooper's Metalworking 101 for Beaders, a book with basic instructions for metalworking in projects that use beads.

Book Review- More Jewelry Making star
A review of Chris Franchetti Michaels' Teach Yourself Visually- More Jewelry Making: Techniques to Take Your Projects to the Next Level.

Book Review- Multistrand Jewelry star
Bead Style Magazine's collection of multistrand jewelry designs is an inspiring collection of projects for bead stringers. Read my review to see why!

Book Review- Necklaces, Bracelets, Brooches and Rings using Crystal Beads star
A review of Necklaces, Bracelets, Brooches and Rings using Crystal Beads by Christine and Sylvie Hooghe

Book Review- Seed Bead Fusion star
A review of the book Seed Bead Fusion by Rachel Nelson-Smith

Book Review- Show Your Colors star
Show Your Colors : 30 Flexible Beading Wire Projects by Jamie Hogsett and Sara Hardin Oehler is a book that focuses on designs which use colored beading wire as a design component.

Book Review- Soutache star
A review of Soutache- 30 Gorgeous Bead Embroidery Designs by Anneta Valious

Book Review- Steampunk Style Jewelry star
A review of Jean Campbell's book Steampunk Styles Jewelry

Book Review- The Complete Book of Polymer Clay star
A review of Lisa Pavelka's new book "The Complete Book of Polymer Clay".

Book Review- The Venetian Glass Bead star
A review of Kathy Fox's The Venetian Glass Bead:24 Colorful Jewelry Projects

Book Review- Totally Twisted star
A review of the new wireworking book Totally Twisted by Kerry Bogert

Book Review- Unconventional Chain Mail Jewelry star
My review of Laura Poplin's Unconventional Chain Mail Jewelry

Book Review- Wired Beautiful star
A review of the new book, Wired Beautiful by Heidi Boyd

Book Reviews ; Suzen Millodot's Knot Books star
Reviews of Celtic Knots for Beaded Jewellery and Chinese Knots for Bead Jewellery by Suzen Millodot

Brick Stitch with 2 and 3 Bead Rows star
Using basic brick stitch but changing the number of beads in a row really changes the look of the stitch. This article shows how with examples and graph paper.

Candy´s Beading Links star[offsite link]
An absolutely AMAZING list of links for beaders. Updated, comprehensive. Check it out.

Cochenille Design Studio star[offsite link]
Software for knitting and crosssstitching, you can get a special beading module for it.

Complementary Colors and Triangle Earrings star
An overview of contrasting colors and how they really work well together in designs with triangle earrings graphed examples and black triangle earring graphs.

Converting peyote graphs to regular graphs star
How to easily turn that favorite peyote pattern into something you can cross stitch or do on a loom

Crochet With Wire & Beadwork Creates Earrings star
Reviews of two of the most recent books from Interweave Press

Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects star
A review of Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects- a great book for beginning bead weavers!

Differences Between 1 and 2 Drop Peyote Stitch star
How choosing your graph can affect your pattern, and why sometimes using a non-standard stitch can be better.

Earring Graph Paper star
Graph paper specifically for brick stitched earrings, by request.

Easy Cross Software star[offsite link]
Cross stitch software with a beading module available.

Fall Fashion Colors In Delica Beads star
My picks for the best beads to match the fall fashion trendy colors and 3 odd count peyote bracelet patterns.

Finishing Techniques- Spacers and bead caps star
Spacers and bead caps add a lot to a finished design. Some resources to find them at as well.

Graphing in Paint star[offsite link]
A nicely written for how to design bead graphs in Paint, a standard windows program

Graphing Patterns star
A quick overview of how to graph your own patterns using images

Graphing Patterns - Mandalas star
How to graph a mandala like flat peyote pattern, including blank graph paper and several patterns.

Gypsy Costume- Beaded Accessories star
Some ideas for beaded accessories for a gypsy costume

Halloween Patterns star
A few free patterns, plus some links to some Halloween themed bead patterns!

Hexagonal Flat Peyote Worked In Rounds star
Graph paper for Japanese cylinder beads and basic instructions for hexagonal peyote worked in the round.

Intergalactic Bead Shows Articles star[offsite link]
Several wonderful articles about different types of beads.

Jewelry Crafts Magazine star[offsite link]
Jewelry Crafts Magazine, archived projects for polymer clay and seedbeads, as well as a Reader´s Gallery.

Lapidary Journal Magazine star[offsite link]
Focuses on stones, metal working, beadwork and wirework.

Leah Kramer´s Homepage star[offsite link]
Many of us know Leah Kramer´s free software pattern designer, now she has two free bead programs up on her new home page!

Making Beads With Recycled Materials star
Links to various projects that use recycled materials to make beads.

Mandala Blank Graph Paper with a knotwork pattern star
New graph paper for radially symmetrical designs like mandalas or snowflakes for brick stitch or peyote. A knotwork pattern made up of lover's knots and a trinity knot is used for the example.

Monochromatic Colors and Heart Pin Pattern star
An explanation of monochromatic color schemes that includes a heart pin pattern, a tumbling block pattern and blank heart graphs

Networking Sites and Beads star
Finding other beaders through social networking sites and some tiling bead backgrounds to use on those sites.

Pagan Living´s List of Stones star[offsite link]
A nice text list of stones and their meanings.

Printable Bead Graph Booklets star
Free printable small single page folded booklets with blank bead graphs to carry with you for sudden design ideas.

Printable Earring Boxes star
Gift boxes that can be printed out and assembled to hold your pretty earrings in.

Product Review - Fiskars Craft Drill star
A review of Fiskars Craft Drill, a manual drill for hobbyists.

Review - Create Jewelry : Stones star
A review of the new book in the Create Jewelry series, Create Jewelry : Stones -Stunning Designs to Make and Wear by Marlene Blessing and Jamie Hogsett

Review - Mixed Media - Polymer Clay star
A review of the instructional DVD Mixed Media: How to Make Polymer Clay Beads hosted by Ronna Sarvas Weltman

Review : Designing Jewelry With Semiprecious Beads star
A review of Kim Gover´s book Designing Jewelry with Semiprecious Beads

Review : Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork star
A review of Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork, a book that explains how to make dimensional shapes in seed beads.

Review- BeadTool 4 star
A review of the newest release of Bead Tool, graphing software for seed beaders.

Sacred Geometry star[offsite link]
A wonderful page about math and geometry in art.

Shala´s Graphpaper star[offsite link]
20 kinds of graph paper on my personal site for free download.

Software Review : BeadTool 2 star
A review and tutorial for using Bead Tool 2

The Art of Polymer Clay -Millefiori Techniques star
A review of Donna Kato´s book, The Art of Polymer Clay: Millefiori Techniques

The Bead Bugle star[offsite link]
The Bead Bugle! Hundreds of pages of information, projects and interviews with artists. Sign up for the newsletter!

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beading star
A review of the Complete Idiot´s Guide to Beading

The Mineral Gallery star[offsite link]
Lists and pictures and lots of information on minerals.

This Is How I Go When I Go Like This star
A review of the book This Is How I Go When I Go Like This by Linda Collier Ligon

Timpy Works : The Frugal Jeweler - Earrings star
A review of the newest e-book from TimpyWorks, The Frugal Jeweler - Earrings.

Triadic Color Palettes with Bracelet Patterns star
A description of triadic color schemes with 3 bracelet patterns.

Using Jump Rings With Seed Beads star
An easy professional looking finish for attaching findings to beadwork.

Wire Artist Jeweller Magazine star[offsite link]
Wirewrapping magazine with lots of bead accented projects.

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