Leslie Rogalski
Craftsy Instructor


Leslie Rogalski is an artist and teacher with a passion for beautifully beaded jewelry. She shares that passion through her website, SleeplessBeader.com, where she and her sister teach workshops and sell their original beaded designs. In addition to publishing her jewelry designs in Bead and Button, Bead Style and beyond, she is the former editor of Step by Step Beads and BeadingDaily.com. She has made television appearances ... Read Full Bio »

Leslie's Craftsy Classes


Essential Seed Bead Techniques

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! 


What's New

Jul 29, 2014
Let your seed beading begin! My Essential Seed Bead Techniques class includes the basics and projects for 5 fabulous popular stitches with variations, PLUS a lesson on several ways to finish and add closures. It's more than 12 inspiring, step by step ways to empower your seed bead skills and creativity. I can't wait to hear from you!

Leslie's Projects

Black Hole Pearl Pendant
Deco beaded beads
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