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Bead Stitching: Right-Angle Weave

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Learn how to make beaded jewelry with designer Barb Switzer, using a versatile beading stitch to produce ornate and gorgeous works of art.

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  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Barb Switzer
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Right-angle weave can look complicated, but it starts with a logical series of stitches to which embellishments are added. Follow along with Barb to master the foundations of this stunning stitch, starting with the basic weave, then moving on to two-drop right-angle weave. You'll make lovely bangles and bracelets along the way! You'll also learn tubular right-angle weave that's perfect for necklaces, and cubic stitching to create elegant, geometric beaded beads. Turn a handful of beads into an armful of dazzle!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Right-Angle Weave Basics
Meet your instructor, Barb Switzer, before learning about the tools and supplies she recommends. Then create a traditional right-angle weave stitch, working with beads and thread lengths that will set you up for success.
2. Bangle Bracelet
3. Embellishing
4. Adding a Clasp
5. Two-Drop Right-Angle Weave
6. Tubular Right-Angle Weave
7. Cubic Right-Angle Weave

Taught by

Barb Switzer
Barb Switzer
Barb Switzer is a bead and wire instructor who has traveled all over the U.S. and Japan to teach her original designs. She is the editor of Four Seasons of Beading and Earrings, Earrings, Earrings! Her teaching credits include Bead Expo, Bead & Button Show, Bead Fest, Hooked On Wire,, and a long list of stores.

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