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.
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.
Take this free course on how to master the stringing technique. Learn crimping, how to attach clasps and the use of wire guardians.
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 patterms, 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.
Do you want everything provided for you so you don't have to worry about getting the correct beads or selecting the colours? Our beginners kits even have the needle and thread, so you can go from no supplies to a finished piece in no time.
Beyond Beginners Kits
If you have a few supplies and have tackled some beading already you will be ready for these next level kits. You will need yout own needle and thread/fireline for these kits, but eveything else in included.