Bead Weaving ~ Resources

People have been creating with beads for centuries, and all around the world today you'll find bead artists at work. If you browse the internet, you're bound to find inspiration from beaders in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America as well as closer to home.  Listed below are some sources for patterns, ideas and other inspiration for your bead work, as well as places to purchase beads and supplies.

Delica Color Chart

Link to Color Chart for Miyuki Delica Beads

Magazines

(available in print and digital editions)

Bead & Button

Beadwork

Art Jewelry

 

Internet Resources

These websites include free tutorials, patterns and other information.  Some also sell beads and supplies.

 

fusionbeads.com

jillwisemandesigns.com

artbeads.com

aroundthebeadingtable.com

firemountaingems.com                 PotomacBeads.com

auracrystals.com

Classes

Informal instruction is available for new beaders free of charge at our group meetings. Planned classes are listed on the Events page. Our goal is to teach one basic stitch or pattern and one more advanced each month.

 

In addition, we do a “Bead Run” shopping trip once a month, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. We meet out in front of the Independence Center at 10:00am to arrange carpools. This is a fun, social outing as well as helping new beaders get what they need.

 

Instructional classes are also offered at local bead stores including Discount Beads, Bead Haven and Bead Jungle. Some classes are free, but the store may expect you to purchase your supplies there. See their websites for schedules and details.

Local Stores

Beads, tools and other supplies are available at most craft shops, local bead stores and from many Internet stores. Quality and prices may vary widely from store to store. Internet stores may appear cheaper, but keep shipping costs in mind.  Beware of inexpensive beads sold at chain stores that may be poor quality.  Irregular beads are not good for beadweaving, but may be fine for other types of projects.

Discount Beads

20% discount with SCA ID

4266 S Durango Dr.

Las Vegas, NV 89147

(702) 360-4266

Bead Haven

10% discount with SCA ID

7575 W. Washington Ave, Ste 131

Las Vegas, NV 89128

(702) 233-2450

Bead Jungle

10% Senior Discount before noon

1590 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Ste 160

Henderson, NV 89012

(702) 432-2323

Nevada Gemstones (Formerly LV Gem & Bead Mall

6570 Spencer St, Bldg C4, Suite 120

Las Vegas, NV 89119

(702) 248-3056

Bass Pro Shop (by Silverton Casino)

(Fireline, thread burners/cutters, storage boxes)

8200 Dean Martin Drive

Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 730-5200

Note: Williams Costume Shop and Sweet Beads have closed.

Visits since April 17, 2016