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The 5 Best Online Beading Sites

There is a plethora of beading information on the internet.  It can be difficult to find exactly what you are looking for, and even more difficult to find free information and projects.  That’s why I’ve decided to post my favorite online resources for all things beading!  Many of these sites have links to other ideas…… Continue reading The 5 Best Online Beading Sites

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Beading Basics: Herringbone Stitch

Herringbone stitch was the very first stitch I tried.  I made a simple band using herringbone stitch with gunmetal seed beads and a little edging.  It only took one herringbone bracelet to start a passion for bead weaving.  I still wear that bracelet often. Herringbone is a traditional stitch that has stood the test of…… Continue reading Beading Basics: Herringbone Stitch

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Beading Basics: Flat Peyote Stitch

Peyote stitch is the most common stitch around.  It’s not hard to master, and peyote stitch makes it easy to incorporate images into your design.  In this post, I will show you how the stitch is done and you’ll be beading happy in no time! First thing first, thread a needle and attach a stop…… Continue reading Beading Basics: Flat Peyote Stitch