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Essential Seed Bead Techniques

with Leslie Rogalski
Learn five essential seed bead stitches and start making one-of-a-kind jewelry today! From peyote to right-angle weave, you’ll unlock endless creative possibilities.

Join jewelry designer Leslie Rogalski as she shares five foundational seed bead techniques to help you get started beading beautiful jewelry! Dive in with the popular peyote stitch as you learn how to work flat even- and odd-count stitches and zip them up into quick and easy beaded beads. Then, learn how to start the brick stitch with a ladder and work back-to-front thread paths with ease. Next, learn the basic herringbone stitch and then explore tubular techniques, expertly joining your ends to make a beautiful bangle. Moving on, master the right-angle weave and combine two separate pieces into a lovely, dimensional faux cubic pendant or bold bracelet. Finally, have fun with geometric patterns as you learn the square stitch, increasing and decreasing by one or two rows to make lovely stepped edge detailing and Leslie’s favorite ziggurat rings. Leslie will even show you how to create custom closures that flawlessly finish any piece! 

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, beadwork designer and author Leslie Rogalski, and learn more about the techniques covered in your class and the materials you'll need. You can view the lessons in order or skip to the ones that interest you the most. Use the class as a reference to learn and review techniques whenever you need them!


Lesson 2. Peyote Stitch


Lesson 3. Brick Stitch


Lesson 4. Herringbone Stitch


Lesson 5. Flat Right-Angle Weave


Lesson 6. Square Stitch


Lesson 7. Closures

"I'm an experienced beader and I find this class to be an excellent reference. It offers useful tips and techniques throughout. Leslie is an engaging and informative teacher. Her use of diagrams and hands-on demonstration is very effective. "
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