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gwenbeads · 2W ago

Free Pattern Beaded Pussy Hat

Sorry I've been MIA, but... politics.With all of the craziness that has occurred over the last few months in the US, I have been inspired by politics in a way that I never have been before. ...
gwenbeads · 2M ago

Beading Tutorial - Pentadome Pendant

Learn to bead a Pentadome Pendant with Japanese seed beads and 2-hole beads. The two layers of beaded star weave create a stiff dome structure that holds it shape.This tutorial includes st...
gwenbeads · 3M ago

Tunic Shirts with Reverse Applique on Jersey Inspired by Alabama Chanin

Back in June, I promised you more clothing made with reverse applique on jersey fabric. Well, today is the day. This is my most recent piece, a short sleeved, tunic top in cotton jersey. I learned the techniques from #AlabamaChanin. Stencil design wa...
gwenbeads · 4M ago

Free Beading Pattern - Sierpinski Triangle

Once upon a time I was going to write a beading book on beaded angle weaves.  The first part of the book was going to show how to bead many of the basic angle weaves, and the last part of the book was going to show lots of charts of flat weave design...
gwenbeads · 4M ago

New Tutorial - Solstice Earrings

You can learn to make Solstice Earrings with this original variation on Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW). This tutorial is very detailed, written for advanced beginner beaders who have a ba...
gwenbeads · 5M ago

Preview of the Solstice Earrings

I'm finishing a new tutorial for what I'm calling Solstice Earrings. Here's a little preview of some of the variations.
gwenbeads · 5M ago

Tutorial - Bicone Bangle Bracelet Pattern Made with Seed Beads

This beading tutorial explains how to bead weave a bracelet with two sizes of Japanese seed beads and two sizes of bicone crystals. Use Swarovski crystals for a lot of sparkle! No fancy ...
gwenbeads · 7M ago

New Tutorial - Kali Beaded Pendant and Little Bird Earrings

I'm still playing with new designs using beaded Cellini spirals in peyote stitch.  Now you can learn to bead weave little bird earrings and the Kali pendant with seed beads and thread.This i...
gwenbeads · 7M ago

Inspired by Opals - Beaded Textile Bangle Bracelet No. 57 Felted Wool Silk

I love opals, and I adore artwork that looks like opals, art that is almost white but has subtle colors, to make it not just white. Yesterday, I was pouring over some white-ish polymer cla...
gwenbeads · 7M ago

Rainbow DNA Beaded Earrings

With the recent tragedy in Orlando, it seemed like some new rainbow DNA was in order. They are a small symbol to show my support for the victims, their families, and the LGBQT community.Rain...