Bead Woven Rope

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Bead Woven Rope Pattern


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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Pattern Description:

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Learn to make this bead woven rope to wear as a necklace alone, as a base to hang a pendant on or as a bracelet. Make it plain or embellish it as much as you want.

This tutorial includes step by step photos in full color with textual descriptions of each step. Very little experience is required. However, I consider this to be an intermediate level tutorial. Some bead weaving experience would be useful in mastering this beadworking technique.

The tutorial includes how to weave the rope and how to create the toggle clasp mechanism.

The stitch used is single needle right angle weave. An introduction to this stitch is available in my Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Tutorial which is available FREE in my Craftsy Store.

This tutorial covers each individual step bead by bead is full color photos and textual explanations.

You can use just about any bead to make a rope including seed beads, 3 or 4mm Druks (aka Round Czech Glass), and 3 or 4mm Fire Polish (aka Faceted Czech Glass). Any bicone shaped bead works great. I have used bicone beads up to 8mm with nice results.

Tutorial is 49 pages long with over 140 full color step by step photos.


  • In the example in the main photo I used 37 - 3mm bicone crystals per inch.
  • 111 3mm bicone crystals for toggle clasp mechanism.

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 10 or 12 beading needles
  • Fine scissors or other thread cutting tool
  • A bead mat or anything to keep your beads from rolling away while you work

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by Pam Preslar
Melbourne, FL
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I love sharing jewelry-making techniques!

I write my tutorials assuming that students have no experience. I leave nothing for you to guess about or try to figure out. They contain lots of pages but are filled with full-color step-by-step photos of every detail.

With each tutorial I want you to be able gain a new ability that you can use for a lifetime!

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