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Here are the top ten articles for the Beadwork Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Book Review- Kumihimo Basics and Beyond
A review of Rebecca Ann Combs book Kumihimo Basics and Beyond : 25 braided and beaded jewelry projects on the kumihimo disk.
2. Graphing Patterns -small repeats in peyote
An article about how to graph small motifs at different angles with free coffee themed patterns and blank graphs.
3. 3 Loom Strip Patterns
By request, here are 3 patterns for looming that can be repeated for long strips, a red, white and blue pattern, a rainbow chevron pattern and an argyle pattern as well blank graph paper.
4. Peyote Alphabet Pattern
A free alphabet pattern by frequent request.
5. Magic Bead Patterns
Magic Happens bracelet patterns, and cute little witch earrings
6. Faux Gold and Sapphire Ring made out of beads
My beaded interpretation of Princess Diana's gorgeous sapphire and diamond engagement ring, made completely out of beads.
7. Grandmother's Garden Patterns
A set of free patterns based off the classic Grandmotherīs Garden quilt pattern.
8. Basic Beading- How to Follow Peyote Patterns
A tiny tubular peyote bead and a tiny flat peyote bead illustrate how to follow peyote patterns.
9. Mini Alphabet for Square Stitch or Loom
A small alphabet that can be worked in square stitch or on a loom and is a good size for friendship bracelets. The alphabet is only 5 beads tall.
10. Hamsa pattern and blank graph
The hamsa or hamesh hand is used in many cultures as an amulet for luck. Here's a couple brick stitched patterns and a blank graph for designing your own.
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