I set this page up in response to a scam that affected a lot of beading designers. It occurred to me that it would be useful to have a beading patterns directory of the legitimate websites and online stores that designers use to sell their patterns.
So, I want this to be a useful resource for both designers and beaders. If you are a beader, let me explain what this offers.
If you are a designer, please scroll down to the bottom to find out how to get listed in this directory.
Beading patterns directory for beaders
If you are looking for pattern inspiration, then the list below links to the legitimate sites where designers sell their beading patterns.
I have listed everything alphabetically. So, you can browse through, or search for a designer or shop if you know their name.
The designers who appear on this list have all completed a form. I have checked the information they provided before posting it here.
Some of these designers are people I know personally. Some, I have never met. So, this is not an ‘exclusive group’. This is simply a list of people who want to try and protect their Intellectual Property and help you to make sure you don’t end up the victim of a scam.
However, to be clear, I am not ‘recommending’ these sites. I am not offering any guarantee of the quality of patterns, or customer service. This is simply a list of legitimate sites. By using these, you will be supporting designers, not purchasing from people who have stolen patterns from others, or are trying to steal payment or personal details from you.
If you do use these websites and have problems, you will still need to contact the website owner to rectify the problem. I am not undertaking to be responsible for that. But if you do think that a site listed here is doing something illegal, you are welcome to let me know via email. I will always investigate reports before taking action. My aim is to create a directory that is safe and beneficial to both designers and consumers.
If you are interested, you can also read interviews with beading designers here>>
Beading Patterns Directory for Legitimate Shops
Please search through the beading patterns directory below. Use the links to visit each shop and browse for patterns. All links will open in a new tab/window, so you can come back here to find more designers if you need to.
ACL Patterns and More, Edwin Batres
Using traditional bead weaving techniques and an array of different shaped beads we design unique, out of the ordinary #ArtyoullLoveToWear. We produce original patterns and kits, as well as exclusive, original findings designed in house for the beading world.
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ACLPatternsandMore
Agnesse Artistry 1, Agnieszka Watts
Beadweaving, bead stitching, seed bead patterns, bead embroidery, shaped beads patterns
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AgnesseArtistry1
Akkesieraden, Akke Jonkhof
Easy to follow step by step patterns for beaded jewelry.
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/nl/shop/Akkesieraden
Amanda Connell, BeadiACDesigns
I would describe my designs as an eclectic mix, generally aimed at a beginner to intermediate level beaders. My designs often involve the use of shaped beads as I enjoy experimenting with new shapes, as they emerge onto the market.
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BeadiACDesigns
Angie Martin, Nanny Pink’s Passion
Beading patterns for the seedy beader
Anna Lindell, Tigerguld
Comprehensible beading tutorials for fun designs
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/tigerguld
Bead weaving and bead embroidery
Antje Hornig, Bead Adventure
Beading patterns and kits in German and English and in future, Italian
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadAdventure
Antoniacreazione, Antonia Pastore
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/it/shop/AntoniaCreazioni
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC897R_5qEGSPRThaDRl913Q
Around the Beading Table, Deb Roberti
Step-by-step beading patterns and resources
B & G Bead Designs, Belinda McCoy
Fun and whimsical Peyote and brick stitch bracelet, earrings and pen wrap patterns
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BGBeadDesigns
Beadebonair, Ronel Durandt
I love geometric bead weaving and my patterns are predominantly in that style. I give detailed diagrams, step by step descriptions and photos in all my tutorials. Descriptions on my Etsy site include the stitches used and level of skill required.
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Beadebonair
Bead Flowers, Katie Dean
Beading patterns, kits, books and beads. Projects for all levels. Patterns include jewellery, French beaded flowers, Christmas ornaments, beaded boxes and other non-jewellery designs. Techniques include all bead-weaving stitches and French beading.
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Beadflowers
Bead Patterns by Jaycee
Step by step tutorials and patterns for beaded jewelry
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadPatternsbyJaycee
Craftsy Store: https://www.craftsy.com/profile/http-www-jayceepatterns-com
Bead Street, Eileen Barker
Step by step tutorials for original jewelry projects and complete kits as well as beading supplies.
Beadholden Designs, Lesha Mcphearson
I hope you find my designs interesting and stimulating, as I love to dabble in geometric, abstract, tessellations and repeat patterns. You will have conversational pieces of art when you wear my designs. I don’t use any dyed or galvanized beads in the designs because they fade and the color rubs off with time. Also, I don’t use satin beads because they break easily as they are thinner than other delicas and they also tend to cut thread. I want your beaded art to last forever. My patterns can be adapted to make many different things.
Craftsy store: http://www.craftsy.com/user/179728/pattern-store
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadholdenDesigns
Artfire shop: https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/home/BeadholdenDesigns
Bonanza shop: https://www.bonanza.com/booths/beadholden
BEADiful, May Brisebois
Do-it-yourself kits and patterns for beaded jewelry and crafts
Etsy store: http://etsy.com/shop/mindmyownbeadsness
Beading Fantasy, Shirley Lim
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/beadingfantasy
Beads Gone Wild
Hundreds of kits and tutorials for all beaders
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadsGoneWildKits
Beads on Tour, Louise Francis
Photo tutorials and kits for beginner and intermediate beaders
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BeadsOnTour
Beads to Weave, Tamara Jordan
Bead weaving tutorials and beading supplies
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadsToWeave
Beadwork by Diana Rehfield
Tutorials for beginners (basic techniques) and more advanced beaders (including beaded containers and purse)
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadworkByDiana
Beady Notions, Delicate Sparkles, Donna Sanders
Step by step beadweaving and bead embroidery tutorials including jewellery, Christmas ornaments, beaded beads and other decorative pieces. I also make polymer clay cabochons and beads, and beading kits that are only available through Etsy.
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BeadyNotions
Payhip shop: https://payhip.com/DelicateSparkles
Beadzy, Kim Groenhout
You will find various tutorials that have been explained with clear photos and illustrations
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/nl/shop/BeadzyBeading
Beautiful Beaded 713, Vanessa Nelson
Bracelet, tapestry and pen covers
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BeautifulBeaded713
Bianc Molen Designs, Bianca van der Molen
Easy to follow beadweaving tutorials
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/biZSUterie
Bugz And Onions, Kim Stewart
I design bracelet patterns for loom and Peyote stitch. I sell some of my own work as a finished product as well.
Etsy Patterns: https://www.etsy.com/shop/bugzandonions
Etsy Finished Products: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BugzOnionsBoutique
Bybeejang, Piratchada Thongra-ar
I always work with simple materials, seed beads pearls and crystals. I love to play with colors.
Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/bybeejang
Cactus Rose Jewelry, Kimberley E. Morgan
Bead patterns, tutorials, kits and findings
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CactusRoseJewelry
Caroline French, The Crafty Chimp
Bead loom weaving and off loom projects
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheCraftyChimp
Cath Thomas Designs
Modern beading techniques, mostly 3D, innovative designs
Indiemade shop: https://caththomasdesigns.indiemade.com/
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SamohtaC
Catrina Jewels Shop
Earrings, bracelets and necklaces made with seed beads and smaller glass beads
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CatrinaJewelsShop
Chloe Menage, Pinkhot Jewellery
Beading patterns kits and tutorials to suit beginner – advanced. Well written with diagrams and clear photos.
Claire Sumner, Sulis Designs
Tutorials and kits for Kumihimo
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sulisdesigns
Crystal Star Gems & Jewellery, Tracey Lorraine
I love to create tutorials for designs which appear complicated but are easy to follow, using Swarovski crystals, Delica beads and Miyuki seed beads
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Crystalstargems
Dee’s Place LLC, Doris Coghill
75+ kits and patterns for wearable jewelry. Beginner to advanced plus beading supplies and storage.
Desert Star Creations, Laura Graham
Unique and Colorful Beadweaving Patterns, Kits and Jewelry
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesertStarCreations
DiMarca Online, Marca Smit
Peyote star patterns, Kaleidocycle patterns, beading patterns and kits. Online bead store specialising in seed beads, crystals, settings and bead boards.
Jewelry making supplies: https://www.mycrystalchain.com
Star patterns: https://www.peyotestar.com
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DiMarcaOnline
Elegance by Renee, Renee Kovnesky
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElegancebyRenee
EllaD2, Ella Des
Beading tutorials and patterns, mostly off loom
Etsy store: https://etsy.com/shop/ellad2
Envy Beadwork by Nicole Velthuis
Beading patterns and beading kits
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/envybeadwork
Erika Sandor, The Storytelling Jeweller
Professional beadwork made easy.
Etsy shops: https://www.etsy.com/shop/StorytellingJeweller
Esther Beadwork, Kim Leahy
Beaded patterns from beginner to intermediate
Esty shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EstherBeadwork
Evelien’s Lab, Evelien Dijk
In my creative lab I conduct beadweaving experiments, mostly resulting in pieces of jewelry. I turn these into patterns with loads of illustrations and pictures. You can buy them in the English or Dutch language.
EzRiana’s Jewelry by Jackie
Hello, on my Facebook page I have a lot of my finished beadwork for sale and on my Etsy shop so far only patterns for g2 pen cover
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/EzRiana
Beaded loom and Peyote patterns for bracelets
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/il-en/shop/GalaFitz
Gail H. Devoid, Ph.D – Need for beads Inc.
My patterns use different stitches, such as peyote, herringbone, looming, bead crochet, soutache, and kumihimo
Grandma Marilyn’s, Marilyn K Southmayd
I have peyote, brick stitch, loom & square stitch designs. There are both individual designs as well as ebooks.
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GrandmaMarilyns/
Gwenbeads, Gwen Fisher
Mathematical and Geometric Bead Weaving
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gwenbeads
Haute Ice Beadwork, Marsha Wiest-Hines
Wearable and timeless beadwork designs, tutorials and kits
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HauteIceBeadwork
Heather Collin Beading
Patterns and Tutorials – Full color, step by step computer generated graphics in all beading stitches, specializing in Cubic Right Angle Weave and Peyote stitch.
Helena Tang-Lim, Manek-Manek Beads
Elegant, sophisticated beaded jewelry that resemble real jewelry. Patterns are written with clear, step-by-step instructions and plenty of diagrams.
Etsy Shop: https://www.maneklady.etsy.com/
Artfire Shop: https://www.maneklady.artfire.com
Ivona Suchmannova, SpiralaBeading
Slovak living in Czech Republic, bead shop owner, jewelry designer and teacher (beaded beads especially).
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SpiralaBeading
Jane Junkert, Shiny Bead Art
Peytwist (Peyote with a twist- not crochet) patterns and flat peyote patterns
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShinyBeadArt
Jean Power is an award-winning beadwork designer and author whose love of beadwork, and specifically geometric & crystal beading, began the first time she put beads to thread. Her tutorials run from quick & easy to very advanced & intricate and cover many different aspects of beading and jewellery making. When not writing tutorials Jean is busy writing beads & jewellery-making books and travelling the world teaching.
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/jeanpower
Jenny Argyle, Keith Agnes Designs
Teacher and published beadwork artist. Tutorials for innovative hand stitched, wire work and mixed media designs. Step by Step photo tutorials in English.
Jo Barclay Loggie
I’m crazy about beading…especially with seed beads. Just when you think you’ve worked out how to use a new shaped bead, another one comes on the market. Which means your beadwork is constantly evolving and you’re learning all the time.
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JoBarclayLoggie
K Wynn Jewelry, Kirsten Clinger
Beading patterns for split loom necklaces, loom bracelets, Peyote bracelets, pen wraps, lighter covers and key chain charms. I make native inspired patterns, love cats, angels, geometric and sugar skull themes.
Etsy store: https://etsy.me/2T13h2X
Karen Beningfield, LemonPoppy
I love designing bracelets and cuffs inspired by Contemporary Geometric Beadwork as well as fabulous earrings
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/kbenbeads
Karen Long Designs, Karen Long
Beading patterns and tutorials, including graphs and word charts when appropriate. I use a variety of bead weaving techniques in my designs.
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KarenLongDesigns
Kerstin Kallen, Kronbruden
Beading tutorials in Swedish and English
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kronbruden
Kiki’s Bead Art
Peyote and loom beading patterns for bracelet, pendants, earrings, pen covers and more
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KikisBeadArts
Craftsy shop: https://www.craftsy.com/profile/kikisbeadart
LeslieVenturoso, by Leslie Venturoso
Beading tutorials and kits for beginners to advanced for Bead weaving and bead embroidery.
Etsy Store: https://www.leslieventuroso.etsy.com
Many Stitches in Time, Michele Klous
Various stitching styles with classic and new shaped beads.
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/manystitchesintime
Kits and tutorials with the occasional finished jewelry
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarciaDeCoster
Marina Riefolo, Marida Design
Unique jewels to make and wear.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/maridadesign
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/it/shop/MaridaDesign
Craftsy store: https://www.craftsy.com/profile/marida-design
Melanie Kissam Fields, The Merry Beader
I offer step by step beading tutorials. Also beaded jewelry of my own design and with permission, other designer’s pieces.
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMerryBeader
Melissa Grakowsky Shippee, MGS Designs
I specialize in intermediate level bead weaving designs incorporating multiple stitches, stitch variations, bezeling, and stone settings. My style has been described as intricate, floral, and lacy and I draw inspiration from the natural world.
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/grakowsky
Michela Baglioni, MichiBaglioniFirenze
Tutorial fotografici in italiano ((alcuni anche in inglese) per creare in tessitura di perline
Mikki Ferrugiaro Designs
I create step-by-step, fully illustrated tutorials of my original designs. From 2014 I have been including a video class with my tutorials where I show you every step of the design and give you tips and tricks I use. My work is 75% peyote stitch and I use a lot of Delicas. I also make kits for many of my projects especially the ones using unusual items.
Indiemade Shop: https://mikkiferrugiarodesigns.indiemade.com/
Patterns, kits and finished jewelry
Etsy shop: http://miriamshimon.etsy.com
Monique de Boer, WirWar Kralen
Beading patterns, kits and a lot of beads
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/nl/shop/WirWarKralen
Nia Roo Designs, Shirley McManus
Peyote and other as well as wirework
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NiaRooDesigns
Norma Jean Dell, NJ Designs
Original step by step tutorials for beaded jewelry
Pam Welborn, VioletBead
Seed bead patterns and tutorials
Passion Bead/Passion for Beads, Verena Greene-Christ
I love beads, beadwork, jewelry and of course – teddy bears. Instructions will be available as digital files (PDF). Hope you enjoy and keep beading. All jewelry instructions are completely in English and German
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/de/shop/Passionbead
Patrick Duggan Designs, Patrick Duggan
Unique artisan jewellery
Riana Olckers Bead Patterns and Design, Riana Olckers
Beading patterns, instructions, tutorials, weaving with beads, PDF instant downloads. Peyote, Herringbone, Right Angle Weave, Ladder, Chenille, Brick Stitch seed beads step-by-step patterns
Sam Wescott, Wescott Jewelry
Step-by-step illustrated patterns for wearable jewelry
Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WescottJewelry
Sandra Scholte, Trinkets Beading
Beading patterns, kits and materials can be found at my webshop. Etsy store is patterns only
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrinketsBeadwork
Sharri Moroshok, The Beaded Bead
Beaded bead tutorials and kits. Wide selection of wooden base beads
Etsy store: http://www.TheBeadedBead.etsy.com
Sian Nolan Beadwork
Beading patterns, jewellery, whimsical 3D ornaments and fun beaded needlecase patterns
Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/siannolan
Sidonia’s Beads, Szidonia Petzki
I like creating wearable jewellery, therefore my beading patterns are mostly about jewellery. I work with seed beads and crystals and also shaped and multi-holed beads. And I love the look of vintage jewellery, so my creations reflect that.
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SidoniasBeads
So Sassy by Susan Sassoon, Susan Sassoon
Susan Arrighi, Susan Arrighi Designs
Mainly Peyote stitch patterns
Etsy store: https://etsy.com/au/shop/susanarrighidesigns
Susannah Thompson, Zannah Makes
Fun carrier bead, beaded bead and star patterns, with both graphics and word charts
Etsy shop: https://zannahmakes.etsy.com
Sylvia Fairhurst, Witch Beads
Classic jewellery designs, 3D decorative objects and functional items,featuring Swarovki crystals and Miyuki beads.
Theodora Seimeni, Zia Lola Beads It
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ZiaLolaBeadsIt
The Tales of Beads
Beaded star patterns and more
Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheTalesOfBeads
Craftsy shop: https://www.craftsy.com/profile/the-tales-of-beads
Twyla Harbick Designs, by Twyla Harbick
Beadweaving jewelry tutorials that encompass a variety of stitches and different degrees of complexity. A little something for everyone!
IndieMade Store: https://twylaharbickdesigns.indiemade.com
Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwylaHarbickDesigns
Ziva Designs, Ziva Averbuch
Instructions and beading patterns for beadweaving jewelry
Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/zivadesigns
Craftsy shop: http://www.craftsy.com/profile/ziva-designs
Information for designers
If you would like to be featured in this beading patterns directory, please complete the form below.
I will check that the website links you provide are working and are also legitimate sites that offer your work.
You can complete the form in any language. Then, I will copy and paste your entry into the directory.
I have organised the directory alphabetically. I felt this to be the fairest way of displaying the information. This is not about competing with one another, but about helping beaders to find the places where we all legitimately sell our work. I hope this may help to combat fraudulent beading sites.
When you have completed the form, you should just see the data you have entered appear on this screen. Please make sure you enter all your information correctly. The information will be emailed to me and I will contact you when I have added your listing.
I will also send out an annual update to remind you to check your details are still correct. So, please make sure you give me permission to include you on these updates.
I aim to add listings as promptly as possible, but please bear with me at busy times. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me.
And if you would like to contribute to my growing list of designer interviews, or to contribute an article on another topic, just let me know.