Enter Our Bead Weaving Basics Giveaway!

This giveaway has ended. The winner of the bead weaving basics is Carol D.! Congratulations, Carol!

If you’ve ever thought about bead weaving or even if you’re an avid bead weaver, this is the giveaway for you! I have put together a package of all the basics that you need for nearly any bead weaving project! This includes a variety of needles and thread, synthetic beeswax, beading scissors, a Perfect End Thread Burner and a ceramic tray to keep your beads organized while you work. All you need to buy is the beads and you’ll be well on your way to a huge array of bead weaving projects! To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post telling us what bead weaving technique interests you the most. If you need some technique ideas, just hop on over to our Beading Techniques page and scroll down the page until you find the Bead Weaving Techniques! The giveaway will end on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 4 PM PDT, when a winner will be randomly selected and contacted via e-mail. If you can’t wait that long to discover if you’ve won or not, here is a list of all the products to buy to start your own bead weaving basics:

TL1026 – Synthetic Beeswax, 2 ounces
TL2275 – Beading Scissors
TL1006 – Perfect End Thread Burner
TL1622 – Ceramic Sunflower Tray
TL1646 – Size 10 English Beading Needles
TL1647 – Size 12 English Beading Needles
TL1649 – Size 15 English Beading Needles
TL2389 – Size 10 Pony Beading Needles
TL2390 – Size 11 Pony Beading Needles
TL2391 – Size 12 Pony Beading Needles
SM4419 – Nymo Size D Mix – Pastel
SM1001 – Smoke Gray FireLine Bead Thread .008 Diameter, 6lb/Size D
SM4429 – Crystal Clear FireLine Bead Thread .008 Diameter 6lb/Size D

Good luck! – Sara

869 comments to Enter Our Bead Weaving Basics Giveaway!

  • Vicci Lane

    I love Right Angle Weave (RAW). It is so logical and symmetrical and there are so many designs you can make by changing the beads you use or changing the way you apply the technique.

  • I am currently obsessed with circular brick stitch and circular peyote.

  • Ndebele herringbone weave is my go-to stitch for almost everything! The flat stitch is great for cuffs, and tubular herringbone makes a great necklace base. I usually recommend it as a first flat stitch for beginners.

  • I like the basic netting just because it’s very versatile and easy to make simple patterns. That being said, I’m a HUGE fan of the flat peyote because I love to make crazy designs! My favorite for jewelry lately is the Anemone stitch.

  • MelodyJ

    I like to learn the spiral rope chain and woven beaded bead.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Samantha H.

    These things are great! Just what I need, so I hope I’ll win! Anyway, I really like peyote stitch and circular peyote. It is the easiest stitch to do. Also, flat peyote is great for making designs and patterns, like painting a picture with beads. The new flat peyote stitch designs from FusionBeads are so pretty! I’m already working on the blue leopard pattern.

  • Dorothy

    What fun!! I love bead looming… and off the loom I’m crazy over peyote, double-, triple-, quadruple-drop peyote, and tubular peyote, spiral peyote, or any other type that puts it into a bangle-type product… also free-form peyote.

    I’m starting to dip my toe into bead crochet for bangles… hmmmm, maybe I’d do better on that if I use my fingers. (So far I’m not making it on the comedy stage.)

  • Anna Barrett

    I just saw the 2-drop peyote stitch bracelets FusionBeads designed and I am interested in trying that technique. There is a lot of items in the giveaway to get me started in bead weaving.

  • My addiction started slowly with netting, then came tubular peyote and chain mail. I have become the crazy bead lady who has to shop at Home Hardware otherwise the stock becomes larger and larger. My husband bought a map drawer chest for me and I dare not tell him how full it has become. Each colour, glimmer, size and shape enthralls me and my mind buzzes with ideas. Help! How many bracelets, necklaces and earring can I truly wear. I beadily love my friends and family!!!

  • Lucy Llerena /Ramirez

    I have been a beader for about 5 yrs I never thought that I would become a beader because Ive always been a wire bender and now working with small beads I find myseft having time to sew these little tiny beads in to a design thats incredible I now call myselt a beader. I would love to win this package and have all I need to become a real beader Thanks Lucy

  • Tara

    I’m quite new to beading. I’m interested in Peyote and I’m learning herringbone.

  • StaceyC

    I like spiral rope and netting. I mostly do wire weaving and solder assembly, but I use beading to highlight and enhance my work.

  • I do a lot of bead embroidery, so I use peyote stitch and simple backstitch a lot. I also enjoy RAW.

  • Judy Kinsey

    I really like using tubular peyote to make bezels for beaded rings. I like doing all of the different kinds of beading for other projects.

  • I am interested in trying the tubular peyote for a project. I enjoy right angle weave but stuggle with peyote patterns.

  • Nelly

    Herringbone spiral is sooooo beautiful!! I want to make a bracelet in every color!! They make very special gifts! :))

  • I love bead weaving! There’s something about turning tiny little seed beads into something much bigger that’s really cool. I’m just starting to work on bead embroidery, and I’m interested in learning to make beaded beads. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

  • Karen

    I’ve been teaching myself all the stitches I come across…… I like it better then crossword puzzles to keep my brain in shape! I particularly like herringbone and spiral, but find odd count peyote just about impossible!!!

  • Martha

    I was taught the Spiral Rope and there’s no turning back!I would love to learn to weave on a loom. Any recommendations for a first timer!

  • I am interested in tubular herringbone and peyote right now.

  • BreAnn

    I’m just getting into bead weaving, so I’m trying to learn some of the different stitches. I’d really like to learn the woven beaded bead and the peyote stitch bezel techniques! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Karen

    I love wrapped cord bracelets and also making beads with the right angle weave. There are so many of the other techniques you have on your website though that I really love to try! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  • Lyndee

    I’d love to try and make the new leopard beaded bracelet using the 2-drop peyote stitch technique!!! That looks soooooo cool!

  • Katherine

    My sister (who knits) got me into beading about 5 years ago. I love bead weaving in all sorts of weaves. I think my favorite right now is the cubic right angle weave. I need to start learning the netting stitch, since it is so great for Christmas ornaments. Thank you for this giveaway!

  • RAW or netting stitch!

  • Irene L.

    I love doing all the stitches but use peyote the most. It is so versatile. You can do it vertically and horizonally and tubular. You can make jewelry and bags and pictures. So much fun. Thanks for doing the giveaway

  • Dorisanne

    The triangle weave is SOOOO pretty! You should definitely add it to your techniques page!

  • Bethany T.

    Peyote is my current favorite, but RAW is gaining on it! I love the ability of both stitches to create 3D objects, like itty-bitty boxes!!

  • Becky R.

    I’m fairly new to bead weaving, having only tried the spiral rope stitch. I would like to learn right angle weave for my next project. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!

  • I am taking classes at a local art college and am about to learn how to bead both on and off a loom. This would make such a great starter kit! Especially for people like me who have no idea where to start first!

  • Bronwyn

    The beading technique that interests me the most is the flat peyote.

  • Carolyn

    What a great idea!! Wonderful additions for both the new beader and those with a few more seedbeads under their belt!! As for me, Peyote Stitch was the first I ever learned, and still my favorite!!

  • Sandy

    I became hooked on jewelry about a year ago as I was trying to find something to occupy my time. In the past month, I decided to try weaving and now I can’t stop. Fusion Beads are the ones that got me with their learning section. I am practicing each technique and haven’t decided which one I like the most. I just did netting last night and I loved the way it turned out. However, I still tend to go back to right angle weave. Truthfully, I don’t think I could pick a favorite since each and everyone can develop into a beautiful item.

  • Erin

    I’ve never done any bead weaving/stitching before but this set looks amazing and perfect for getting started! I’d love to try the bracelet called “Tealo” because it’s so beautiful I keep going back to look at it. It seems I’m not alone in thinking so, though, since the necessary bead colors are sold out right now! Eventually I’d like to experience all techniques but I’m leaning toward learning RAW first because it’s portable and seems perfect for using the lovely Swarovski bicones I have already.

  • Jan

    I love all beading techniques and continue to try to learn more. I started with Peyote and have enjoyed making the beaded beads from Ann Benson and others. Love those delicas and they are on sale!

  • Laurel A

    I LOVE peyote. It took me two months from a book to learn but am so pleased that I stuck it out. RAW is impossible for me. Took classes and still nothing. So glad there are other stitches that are as beautiful. My next challenge is Herringbone.

  • Della

    I love RAW and Peyote with those two stiches I do most of my beading. But I am learning how to do bead embroidery around stones and crystals which is a lot of fun to do. At the rate I am learning more nedles, thread and the rest of the pacage would come in very handy.

  • Holly D

    Honestly, I don’t know any of the stitches. So I guess I would have to say I would eventually like to learn them all! I have such a passion for seed beads, would love to have some of every color there is! Because of this passion I’ve decided it’s time to learn how to do something beautiful with them. So, I’ve been watching videos and reading pages from the internet just trying to get an idea how to do this. Now all I need are the supplies to get started! Thank you for the opportunity to try and win. :)

  • I have been so anxious to learn bead weaving. I love the right angle weave and peyote stitch projects I have seen at Fusion Beads.

  • I am not what I would call a bead weaver yet. I am still in the process of teaching myself the peyote stitch but I am determined.

  • Kate Parsons

    My first bead stitch was spiral herringbone. Little did I know PEYOTE was going to be such a fabulous one to learn and one I have now perfected. Fusion beads rocks for inspiration! Thank you.

  • I am trying to learn the spiral herringbone along with several other techniques. I have weaved a bracelet with pearls that turned out great. Love anything that has crystals, love the sparkle. Thank you!

  • vikki q

    Wow, nice give away. Have been lusting after a thread burner. Like peyote and spiral weaves, anemone makes the most wonderful bracelets,love to weave, hate to sew, can’t figure that out, must be the beads.

  • Geez, What a prize. And what a question. I haven’t yet met a bead stitch that I didn’t like. Right now, I am enjoying making simple brick stitch earrings.
    -Debbie

  • Jessica P

    I just learned peyote and now I want to learn every technique I can!!

  • Alice Howe

    I love learning new techniques, but my stand by of all time is still peyote. It is the coolest.

  • I love all the beadweaving techniques – but my favorite is peyote stitch with Delica beads….beading just makes me happy….and how I love the results!
    Would love to have these supplies – think of all I could create with them!

  • Evelyn

    I like RAW. Its amazing and easy to do. I love it!!!!Im trying Peyote and I’ll like to learn all the techniques.

  • Betsy

    I’m relatively new to beadweaving, but I got the itch after taking a freeform netting class with Beverly Ash Gilbert. That really opened up my imagination and is a technique I would really like to explore. And once I’m comfortable with that, who knows what I might tackle next! I’d love to have this set of supplies to get me going!

  • Tonya Cooper

    I have not done bead work before, but I am always looking for new craft ideas to do. I love the bead jewlery and I am wanting to start making my own. I enjoy the different designs that are out there and so much of it brings into the native american history. I would be most apprecative for the supplies to get me started in my new crafting adventures.