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
(available in print and digital editions)
These websites include free tutorials, patterns and other information. Some also sell beads and supplies.
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.
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.
20% discount with SCA ID
4266 S Durango Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
10% discount with SCA ID
7575 W. Washington Ave, Ste 131
Las Vegas, NV 89128
10% Senior Discount before noon
1590 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Ste 160
Henderson, NV 89012
Nevada Gemstones (Formerly LV Gem & Bead Mall
6570 Spencer St, Bldg C4, Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Bass Pro Shop (by Silverton Casino)
(Fireline, thread burners/cutters, storage boxes)
8200 Dean Martin Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89139
Note: Williams Costume Shop and Sweet Beads have closed.