Category Archives: Beadwork Techniques

LET’S HUBBLE! has arrived!!!!

IT’S ARRIVED!!!!!! I’ve just taken delvery of the first copies of my book, LET’S HUBBLE! Excited doesn’t even come close! I’m so pleased with how it looks, and I want to thank Sue Richardson and her colleagues at SRA Ltd¬†for … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Lake – Great Escapes weekend

For me, a Great Escapes weekend is a bit like Christmas. I really look forward to it and enjoy all the preparation – organising my stash and supplies for everyone, and then it’s arrived, and it’s all over in a … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Techniques: Right Angle Weave (RAW)

Right Angle Weave (abbreviated to RAW) is a superb stitch to get to know and add to your beading artillery. It is so useful for structural pieces as well as being decorative. I love to use RAW when working on … Continue reading

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Video Beading Tutorial: Techniques – Peyote Spiral

  In this video tutorial I demonstrate Peyote Spiral stitch. Making a beaded rope is one of the best ways to get to know a stitch and is a favourite for beginners and experienced beadworkers alike. Beginners get to practice … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Techniques – Herringbone Stitch from a Ladder Stitch start

  In this video I’m demonstrating how to do Herringbone Stitch from a Ladder stitch start. Herringbone (aka Ndebele stitch) gets its name from the way it causes the beads to lie, which is reminiscent of the ubiquitous Herringbone patterns … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Techniques – Spiral Staircase

In this video tutorial I demonstrate Spiral Staircase stitch. This is one of the most beloved of beadwork stitches for many reasons. It’s so easy and versatile and the resulting effect is delightfully satisfying. Once you’ve had a go at … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Techniques – Simple Peyote Pattern

  This Beadschool tutorial is about how to work a pattern in Peyote stitch. Using just two colours of seed beads, a main and a contrast colour, I demonstrate beading a simple open diamond shape into a Peyote strip. It’s … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Techniques: Zipping Up Peyote

This Beadschool tutorial is about the technique of Zipping Up Peyote. One of the great things about Peyote is the characteristic toothy, turreted edges at both ends of a strip. When you want to turn a strip into ring or … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Techniques: Brick Stitch

Here’s how to work in Brick Stitch. This video follows on from the Ladder Stitch tutorial: I give a demonstration of Brick Stitch worked from a Ladder Stitch base. Brick Stitch gets its name from the pattern formed by the … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Techniques: Ladder Stitch

In this video I demonstrate Ladder Stitch. This is such an important foundation stitch as a starting point for some other stitches e.g., Brick Stitch and Herringbone Stitch; it’s also a great way of extending beadwork, so it’s important structurally. … Continue reading

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