Get Started: Bead Stitching

Item #16100STM
Streaming Video

Enjoy a thorough introduction to the tools, materials, and skills you'll need to start making jewelry. Learn about seed beads, threads, and needles, and get acquainted with brick stitch, herringbone, square stitch, right-angle weave, and peyote stitch. Master the building blocks of each technique, then showcase your skills in a Diagonally Delightful Bracelet project!

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Give bead stitching a try! Our expert teachers introduce all the supplies and beads you'll need, explain the techniques, and take you step-by-step through the building blocks of five common bead stitches.

The [11-part, 47-minute] course includes:

  1. Introduction to bead stitching
  2. Conditioning thread
  3. Ending and adding thread
  4. Using a stop bead
  5. Ladder stitch
  6. Brick stitch
  7. Square stitch
  8. Working with flat Ndebele Herringbone
  9. Working with Tubular Ndebele Herringbone
  10. Increasing Tubular Ndebele Herringbone
  11. Right Angle Weave
  12. Diagonally Delightful Bracelet


If you've ever wanted to try bead stitching but thought it looked too complicated, this hands-on course takes the mystery out of these fascinating and rewarding techniques. When you complete the course, you'll have all the skills you need to create a beautiful stitched bracelet using two-hole beads and crystal bicones.

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