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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. 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.
4. Hexagonal Flat Peyote Worked In Rounds
Graph paper for Japanese cylinder beads and basic instructions for hexagonal peyote worked in the round.
5. 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.
6. Book Review- Beads In Motion
A review of Marcia DeCoster's Beads In Motion- 24 Projects that Spin, Sway, Swing and Slide
7. Peyote Alphabet Pattern
A free alphabet pattern by frequent request.
8. Knotwork Patterns
Some peyote and brick knotwork patterns for you to enjoy.
9. Brick Stitch with 2 and 3 Bead Rows
Using basic brick stitch but changing the number of beads in a row really changes the look of the stitch. This article shows how with examples and graph paper.
10. Graphing Patterns - Mandalas
How to graph a mandala like flat peyote pattern, including blank graph paper and several patterns.
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