Beading Guides

Beading Basics: Cubic Right Angle Weave

Cubic Right Angle Weave can be a little intimidating to learn but once you get the hang of it the possibilities are endless. Think of the stitch as building a cube with four sides, a top and bottom.

Step 1:
Thread a needle on your desired length of thread and pick up 4 seed beads. In this how-to, I’ve used 11/o’s. Sew through the beads again to form a ring and continue through the next bead. This will form the bottom of your first unit.

Step 2:
Pick up three seed beads and sew through the bead that your thread exited at the start of this step and continue through the next bead. This will form the first face of the unit.

Step 3:
Pick up two seed beads and sew through the bottom’s side bead, and continue through the side bead of the first face. Sew up through the next side bead of the new face. This will form the second face of this unit.

Step 4:
Pick up two seed beads and sew through the next bead on the bottom side of the unit. Continue through the bead that your thread exited at the start of this step, the top bead of this face, down through the next side bead and through the next (and last) bead on the bottom side and up through the adjacent face’s side bead. The beads will start to take a cube like shape, with four beads on each side. This will form the third face of the unit.

Step 5:
Pick up one seed bead and sew through the adjacent face’s side bead. Continue through all the beads in this face. This forms the final face of the unit.

Step 6:
Sew through all of the beads at the top of each face to form the top of this and each additional cube. Repeat steps 2-6 for the length of the beadwork.

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