Author: beadflowers

Cymbal Elements Beading Findings, My World of Beads, Katie Dean

Cymbal Elements Beading Findings

Have you seen or heard about the Cymbal Elements Beading range? Do, you know what these are? How about where to buy them? Or how to use them? If you answered ‘no’ to any...

Learn circular brick stitch in this free tutorial from Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Learn Circular Brick Stitch

If you’re following along through all my brick stitch tutorials, I think it’s now time for you to learn circular brick stitch. This is just a ‘baby’ step on from my last tutorial which...

Learn Brick Stitch, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Learn Brick Stitch

If you’ve just landed here, this free blog is part of my brick stitch series. You can learn brick stitch in all its forms in handy bite-sized lessons. So, this lesson will just cover...

How to learn brick stitch for free, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

How to learn brick stitch

Maybe you’ve found a pattern that requires brick stitch. Or maybe you have just heard of the technique. So, you’re wondering how to learn brick stitch… Well, you’ve come to the right place! I...

How Many Beads in a Gram? Katie Dean, My World of Beads

How many beads in a gram?

Picture this: you have a new beading pattern that lists 20 IrisDuo beads in the materials. So, you pop to your LBS, or search online and find a shop selling IrisDuo beads. They sell...

Triangle Peyote stitch: your complete how-to guide, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Triangle Peyote stitch

Did you know there are two types of triangle Peyote stitch? Well, there are. One is based on circular Peyote and one is based on odd count Peyote. So, let me explain… The two...

Cellini spiral stitch: your complete guide, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Cellini Spiral Stitch: your complete guide

Cellini spiral stitch is just a variation of Peyote stitch. You can make a flat Cellini spiral or a tubular version. Obviously, the tubular variation looks like a spiral. The flat variation looks more...

Shaping Peyote Stitch: your complete how to guide, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Shaping Peyote Stitch

Once you have mastered the flat version, shaping Peyote stitch is the next logical step. So, make sure you are familiar with even count Peyote before you start this little lesson. Now, I’m going...

Two Drop Peyote Stitch: your complete guide, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Two Drop Peyote Stitch: Your Guide

In essence, two drop Peyote stitch is just a variation of straight or tubular Peyote. So, if you are already familiar with those techniques, learning the two-drop variation will be so easy! If you’re...

Learn circular peyote stitch, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Learn Circular Peyote Stitch

Before you start to learn circular Peyote stitch, you need to understand a couple of basic techniques. First, make sure you have a simple grounding in the basic Peyote technique – use the ‘Learn...

Peyote stitch increasing and decreasing: your free guide, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Peyote stitch increasing and decreasing

If you’ve been following my Peyote stitch blogs in roughly the order I recommended, you should have learned how to work in flat and tubular Peyote by now. So, it’s time to learn Peyote...

Diamond Peyote Stitch Technique Tutorial, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Diamond Peyote Stitch

Diamond Peyote stitch is a good technique to move on to when you have learned even count Peyote. It will give you some simple shaping, which you can use to create attractive projects. So,...

Zipping Peyote Stitch: your complete how-to guide, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Zipping Peyote Stitch

Zipping Peyote stitch, also known as ‘zipping up’, is really easy! Hooray! So, I should be able to keep this a short reference blog as I explain how to zip up and why you...

Learn Tubular Peyote Stitch, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Learn Tubular Peyote

Before you start to actually learn tubular Peyote, I have a couple of pieces of information that I think will help you. So, we’ll cover those first, then move on to learn the technique...

RounDuo Beads, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

RounDuo Beads

What are RounDuo beads? Where can you buy them? How do you use them? Where can you find patterns and tutorials? If you asked any – or all – of those questions, then you’ve...

Counting Peyote Rows, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Counting Peyote Rows

You might think that counting Peyote rows is easy. And it is, provided you know this critical trick… Before I share it, let me back up and talk about… Peyote stitch structure If you...

Learn odd count Peyote stitch, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Learn odd count Peyote

Before you begin to learn odd count Peyote, you need to be familiar with even count Peyote. So, if you are an absolute novice here, please make sure you follow this even count lesson...

Learn even count Peyote stitch, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Learn even count Peyote

This blog will help you to learn even count Peyote. It is the best variation to begin with if you are new to Peyote stitch. Before you start, it may help if you are...

Beads for bead weaving. How do you know which are best? Find out how to choose what you need. Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Beads for Bead Weaving

I’ve taught a lot of beginners now and one of the first things they ask is, naturally, what beads to use. Well, that depends on the kind of beading you want to do. So,...

How to Learn Peyote Stitch with Katie Dean, My World of Beads

How to Learn Peyote Stitch

I’ve talked in general terms about what Peyote stitch is on this page. So, in this section of the website, I want to show you how to learn Peyote stitch. Now, Peyote stitch is...

Iris Duo Beads, Katie Dean, My World of Beads. How many beads in a gram?

Iris Duo Beads

Are you looking for Iris Duo beads to buy? Or maybe you want some patterns and tutorials that use these beads? Are you simply just curious about what Iris Duos are? Then, you’ve come...

Storm Duo Beads

Storm Duo Beads

If you’ve found this post, then you are probably wanting to find out about Storm Duo beads. Maybe you don’t know what they are. Or perhaps you want a pattern that uses them, or...

RounTrio beads: description, how to use them, where to buy them, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

RounTrio Beads: what are they?

RounTrio beads are an innovation from the Potomac bead company. The name really gives you all the clues you need. This is a round seed bead with three holes through it. Description of RounTrio...

Aromatherapy Jewelry with Lava Beads, Lori Wenger

Aromatherapy Jewelry with Lava Beads

This is both a basic jewelry making book, and a fabulous idea. Aromatherapy Jewelry with Lava Beads teaches you how to make fragranced jewelry. So, for me, this is perfect. I have a few...