Right Angle Bead Weaving

Right Angle Bead Weaving

 

One of my favorite beading techniques is bead weaving, specifically right angle weaving. It’s very versatile depending on the types and sizes of beads used.

Today I’m making a Lapis Lazli Celtic knot bracelet.. I’m using round Lapis stones, silver tone Celtic knot beads and seed beads.

Supplies needed:

-approximately 1 yard of 8 lb test mono-filament

-2 crimp beads

-spring ring clasp

-2 jump rings

-approximately 80 seed beads (for 7 inch bracelet)

-approximately 18, ¼ inch decorative beads

-approximately 36-38 accent beads

101_0126

Tools needed:

-flat nose or crimp pliers

-scissors

-ruler

  1. Attach a jump ring to the spring ring clasp; set aside. Cut mono-filament in half and add a crimp bead to one end of both strands. Loop both strands through the jump ring-clasp assembly then back through the crimp bead as shown and pinch shut. Now you are ready to start weaving
  2. 101_0130101_0131101_0132
  3. String 3 seed beads on each mono-filament, making sure to catch the short ends just past the crimp bead. Next take 1 decorative bead & string each strand of mono-filament through each end (see diagram) and pull taut.
  4.  101_0136101_0137
  5. Add 1 seed bead, one accent bead and another seed bead to each strand of mono-filament. 
  6. Repeat steps 3 (minus the first 3 beads) and 4 until you have 6 ¾ inches of bracelet woven. Remembering to pull taut after each decorative bead is added. 
  7. 101_0138
  8. To finish the bracelet, string 3 seed beads on each strand. Attach crimp bead to both strands, then jump ring and loop through. Pull taut and pinch crimp bead. Tuck small tails into the seed beads. Your bracelet is now ready to wear! 
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s