Top 9 Beginner Beading Patterns

Brick Stitch Component Earrings
Completed earrings with circular brick stitch components Lisa Yang

Here is a list of some of the best beginner's free bead patterns. These bead patterns and projects are simple and quick to make, easy to bead, easy to understand, teach a variety of beadwork stitches and beading techniques.

These projects were written with the beginning beader in mind. This selection of projects ​includes a variety of beading techniques, assuring a successful first beading experience in peyote stitch, wire work, brick stitch, or bead stringing. Bead patterns and projects range from the "cute and sweet" to more refined wearables.

  • 01 of 09

    Tassel Beaded Earrings with Cones

    tassel beaded earrings

     Lisa Yang

    Beaded tassels take a little patience but once you get the basics down, there are so many options.

    This project will show you the basics of how to join multiple strands of tassels, use a bead on the end of the tassel and use cones to cover the top of the tassel. Then it's up to you whether you want your tassels to be simple or full.

  • 02 of 09

    Daisy Chain Beading Stitch Tutorial

    Connected Daisy Chain Tutorial
    Lisa Yang

    Is there anything as fun and summery as a daisy chain? Perfect for necklaces, bracelet or anklets. Daisy chains are always fun and easy to make. These instructions will teach you two different variations.

  • 03 of 09

    Peyote Stitch Heart Ring

    Peyote Heart Ring DIY
    Lisa Yang

    Practice your even count peyote with this great pattern for a wide peyote ring with a perfect heart in the middle. This pattern is simple enough for a beginning beader but enjoyable for all.

    Made with two colors of size 11 delica beads, you'll be thrilled at how quickly this pattern works up.

  • 04 of 09

    Tubular Peyote Beaded Tusk

    Peyote Tusk Pendant Tutorial
    Lisa Yang

    This project demonstrates how to use tubular peyote to form a decorative edge and bail for a super-trendy tusk or fang bead.

    This project is quick and will teach you the basics of tubular peyote and zipping together tubular peyote to make the bail.

    Continue to 5 of 9 below.
  • 05 of 09

    Spiral Rope Chain

    Spiral Rope Free Tutorial
    Lisa Yang

    An easy, cute and versatile stitch, this is one to learn to make bracelets, necklaces and more. You'll find yourself using it all the time!

  • 06 of 09

    Beaded Diamond Shapes with Brick Stitch

    brick stitch diamond tutorial
    Lisa Yang

    Brick stitch is perfect for making shaped objects because it is relatively easy to increase and decrease off the edges. Learn the increase and decrease technique by making these simple beaded diamonds that are perfect as dangles for earrings, bracelet charms or as a station necklace or make a larger diamond shape as a focal pendant.

  • 07 of 09

    Beaded Circles

    Brick Stitch Component Earrings
    Lisa Yang

    Brick stitch around a bead is one of our favorite techniques. It seems like there is endless variety and the small investment of time is rewarded with stunning results.

  • 08 of 09

    Ladder Stitch Links

    Ladder Stitch Link Bracelet
    Lisa Yang

    Ladder stitch is often used as a base for other stitches but this bracelet project brings it front and center. It is a simple and durable stitch all on its own.

    This project demonstrates how to make links using ladder stitch and connect them with jump rings into a fabulous bracelet.

    Continue to 9 of 9 below.
  • 09 of 09

    Wire Spiral Headpins

    Pearl beads on handmade Spiral Headpins
    Lisa Yang

    There's no end to what you can create with a simple headpin, some beads, and pliers. Why settle for ho-hum store-bought headpins when you can make your own?

    These fabulous spiral wire headpins are a great way to learn and practice the basic wire technique of making a spiral. They are easy and look great with or without dangles.

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