Sunday, January 25, 2015

Basics of Right Angle Weave. Part 1: weaving a flat beaded fabric

Basics of Flat Right Angle Weave

We continue learning beading techniques. Today we will learn Right-Angle Weave stitch, also known as RAW. It is a bead weaving technique in which beads are stitched together with thread only making right angle turns. There are different kinds of RAW, such as flat right angle weave, tubular right angle weave and cubic right angle weave. At first, we will learn the basic kind of this stitch, flat right angle weave, and make a beaded fabric using this technique.

We will need:
- seed beads (I used size 8 seed beads);
- nylon fishing line and two beading needles (I used fishing line 0.3 mm in diameter).

Monday, January 19, 2015

Small Christmas wreath

Small beaded Christmas wreath

Today we will make an easy-to-make Christmas decoration - a small Christmas wreath out of seed beads, bugle beads and wire.

We will need:
- bugle beads size 3 of green color;
- seed beads size 8 of three colors: green, red and yellow;
- wire 0.2 mm thick.