Online Class

Essential Seed Bead Techniques


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.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials list with tools & supplies needed for each project
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Leslie Rogalski
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

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!
2. Peyote Stitch
3. Brick Stitch
4. Herringbone Stitch
5. Flat Right-Angle Weave
6. Square Stitch
7. Closures

Additional Supplies Needed

  • Seed beads
  • Beading needle
  • Beading thread

Taught by

Leslie Rogalski
Leslie Rogalski
Leslie Rogalski is an artist and teacher with a passion for beautifully beaded jewelry. She shares that passion through her website,, 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 more, she is the former editor of Step by Step Beads and She has made television appearances on the PBS series Beads, Baubles and Jewels and has created a best-selling DVD series, DoodleBeads.
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