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Beadschool Video Tutorial – Techniques: African Helix

Video Tutorial with Melanie de Miguel. In this video tutorial I demonstrate African Helix stitch. It’s a fabulous structural stitch, that can be used on its own as a necklace rope or bracelet, or, as you can see in my … 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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Video Tutorial – Techniques: Odd Count Peyote Stitch

This Beadschool tutorial is about Odd Count Peyote Stitch. The clue is in the name – you are working in rows of an odd number of beads. Flat, odd count Peyote stitch (just like even count) is great for making … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Techniques: Even Count Peyote Stitch

This Beadschool tutorial is about Even Count Peyote Stitch – that means you are working on rows of an even number of beads. Flat, even count Peyote stitch is great for making little bracelets, book marks, wall-hangings, beaded book covers, … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Materials: Fireline

Fireline is a great beading thread although it was developed as a fishing line so it comes in many strengths. The main ones used in beadwork are 4lb and 6lb. It’s strong and quite resilient when using crystals (even good … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Materials: Needle Sizes

In this video I discuss needle sizes and choosing the right ones to use for different bead sizes. The needles range from size 10 to size 16 and the seed beads range from size 8 to size 20. A helpful … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Materials: Bent needles

Almost every beadworker has bent needles in their stash, because they’re so handy for getting into awkward little places. Beading long term with a bent needle can cause problems to your finger and thumb joints because you may be holding … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Tips & Tricks: The best way to pick up beads.

I see many students who are new to beading, struggling to pick up their seed beads and crystals. Try this really helpful technique and you’ll never look back! In this video I’m wearing: Isabella necklace¬†in the Aqua colourway. I’ll be … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Tips & Tricks: The Weaver’s Knot

The Weaver’s Knot is a great way to avoid having to sew loose ends into your beadwork. It’s perfect to use with Peyote stitch and Netting if your seed beads aren’t too small and the thread is fine enough. I … Continue reading

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