Tutorials

My beadwork tutorials are all available through Etsy as instant downloads. Just click on the images and you’ll go straight to each listing.

All of my tutorials contain a full materials list, with suggestions for colour schemes, and every step is fully illustrated with a detailed diagram showing thread paths etc, as well as being written out clearly. The images in the Etsy listings show a sample of some of the pages within the tutorial, so you can preview the type of instructions, as well as examples of different colourways I have made, and the description includes a high level materials list. If you’d like to check whether you have the exact quantities in your stash before you commit to a purchase, then there are detailed lists with weights etc. here.

Baroque Tape Measure Surround

This uses circular peyote, netting and embellishment to transform a simple plastic retractable tape measure into something rather splendid. Will suit intermediate to advanced level beaders who have experience with peyote and netting. 

Space Needle Case

This uses right angle weave, circular peyote, and embellishment to transform a simple wooden needle case into something rather splendid. Will suit intermediate level beaders who have experience with RAW and peyote, and who have a good control of thread tension. 

SunStar

This uses a variety of bead embroidery techniques, including back stitch, bezelling using circular peyote, seeding and edging to make a statement brooch or pendant. Will suit beginner bead embroiderers comfortable with a needle – it’s an ideal project for beadweavers or embroiders looking to try out bead embroidery as it covers key basic techniques.

Oscar’s Bauble

This uses circular peyote to create a dodecahedron of gumdrop or spike beads, which forms a perfect bauble for your Christmas tree, or to decorate your home all year round. Will suit intermediate beaders who have experience with peyote and 3d beadwork. 

Great Ball of Spikes (or Gumdrops)

A ball of Czech spike beads or Czech gumdrops, held in place by a network of seed beads and Czech fire polished beads. The beaded ball is hollow and self supporting, and can be beaded in a couple of hours by a confident intermediate beader using Netting and Modified Right Angle Weave. This beaded bead forms one of a series of pieces which I made for a project called ‘Beading Beaded Beads’ which you can read about here. 

Kissing Piggies

 This uses Modified Right Angle Weave (MRAW) and circular peyote to add a simple bezel to a Luna Soft or Polaris Cabochon, and to surround it with pairs of kissing Piggy beads. Will suit confident beginners who have experience with peyote and RAW, and who have mastered thread tension.

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