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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. Analogous Colors and Bargello Amulet Bag Pattern
Part of my color theory series, this focuses on analogous colors. There is also a free pattern for a bargello patterned amulet bag.
2. How to graph tessellations in seed beads
A tutorial for graphing tessellations with seed beads on peyote or brick graph paper.
3. 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.
4. How to tie slip knots a.k.a. sliding knots
Learning to tie slip knots / sliding knots for quick leather cord necklaces
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. Potawatomi Chevron Chain
With the current chevron trend, this classic chain pattern makes a nice bracelet. Instructions and graph paper.
7. Hexagonal Flat Peyote Worked In Rounds
Graph paper for Japanese cylinder beads and basic instructions for hexagonal peyote worked in the round.
8. Melting Beads
How to make suncatchers with plastic beads, a great project to do with children.
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. Diagonal Blocks Bracelet
An elegant and deceptively simple flat peyote bracelet.
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