Set yourself up for success with our bead weaving resources
We believe learning is critical to having a great experience with beads.
We specialise in bead weaving. It's our passion and what we love. The beads we sell reflect our passion, love and expertise for bead weaving.
The resources below will help expand your knowledge and create a better experience when it comes to bead weaving, learning about different patterns and styles, tips to get started, bead knowledge and much more.
Most of these resources are free. Some require your email address which will help us deliver more up to date information about beading to your inbox (you can unsubscribe at any time)
So if you're passionate about beading, looking for a new hobby or want to expand your knowledge of beading please help yourself to the selection of free resources below.
Free Peyote Course
This is for complete beginners, it covers a basic technique - peyote, and it tells you what you need to get started and how to set up your workplace. A great place to start if you need the basics or a refresher.
Join our YouTube channel for helpful tips and tricks in bead weaving.
Lots of visual information about various seed bead shapes and finishes to help you buy the right beads for you.
Free What is Bead Weaving
Have you wondered what bead weaving is? Do you want to know what Peyote, Right Angle Weave and Herringbone is all about? Take this free shourt course to get a better understanding, then decide if you want to try it.
Get a free ebook to help you use colour in your beadwork. Sign up to receive the '10 tip for getting the most out of colour in your beadwork' You'll also be added to our newsletter for even more learning opportunities.
Free Beginners Stringing
Take this free course on how to master the stringing technique. Learn crimping, how to attach clasps and the use of wire guardians.
Free Bead Knowledge
Learn all about beads. The finishes, sizes, shapes and even how beads are made. You'll find this really useful. It helps to know your beads, so you know what to look for when buying for your various projects.
Free Downloadable Patterns from Trendsetters
Free Patterns from Les Perles par Puca
Free Printed Patterns with purchase of beads
Suppliers such as Beadsmith and Trendsetters provide free patterns, a few of which are downloadable. Add them to your cart and they are emailed to you.
The designer range of Czech beads, Les Perles par Puca come with a selection of free patterns for you to download. Add them to your cart and they are emailed to you.
We have a selection of free patterns that will be sent with your order. Add these to your cart, one per order. Also available at the shop, one free or $1 each for extra patterns.
Learn from the experts
We love our Zoom workshop, as we can teach people that are all over the world, our experienced teachers know how to use Zoom to make the most of your experience.
For those of you that can get to the shop we hold in person workshops where you can get hands on help during the workshop and meet other kene beaders.
For those with some experience looking to improve your bead weaving skills. We open the doors to the club a few times a year, if you are interested join the waitlist and read more about the club.
Ready to start Teaching?
Are you keen to teach your bead weaving skills to others but not sure where to start?
Are you already teaching but want to improve or fill more spaces in your workshops?
Bead Weaving Kits
Do you want your colours picked out for you so you don't need to decide what goes with what? Grab one of our bead weaving kits. There is a kit for every level of bead weaving. Some have the needle and thread included, check the details of the kit to see what you get.