Welcome to our tutorial shop!

We are a mother and daughter team who love to help beaders of all skill levels successfully create beautiful jewelry that they can wear, share and even sell. Our beading tutorials feature clear, step-by-step instructions with full color close-up photos of each and every step. No prior knowledge is ever required, and nothing is left to the imagination! Our project’s feature common beading techniques, variations of techniques and countless unique and original designs.  We hope you’ll be inspired and find some fun projects to work on.  Make yourself at home and let us know if you have any questions.  ~ Cara & Lane

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Why do folks love Simple Bead Patterns so much?

  Beautiful, detailed instructions

    • Our beading tutorials/patterns are written so About Our Beading Tutorialsthat even beginners, with no beading experience, can successfully complete even the most complicated projects.
    • Each and every step is fully explained and accompanied by a close-up photo.  Photographs are high resolution and full color, so you can clearly see what’s happening.  Click here, or image at right, to see more.
    • We put a lot of time and effort into making our tutorials, which typically range anywhere from 20 steps (for the simplest patterns) to as much as 120 steps or more (for our more complicated designs). We price our tutorials based upon the total number of steps involved (which roughly reflects the time it takes us to work out the design, photograph each step and write the corresponding instructions).

  Secure payment and instant download 

    • Worry-free, secure checkout through PayPal (no PayPal account required).
    • Tutorials available for instant download in PDF format immediately following your purchase, either by clicking the link on your order confirmation email or from the My Account page.
    • Conveniently view your tutorials via your default PDF viewer on your computer, tablet or smartphone and/or print out for a hard copy.  Trusted Adobe Reader available for free download here if needed.
    • All of the tutorials you have purchased from us can be accessed and downloaded again from the My Account page on website (just in case you need to re-download them for any reason).

  Fast and friendly support

    • If you have any trouble, we’re here to help (7 days a week / 365 days a year).  We respond to emails promptly, typically within a few hours (please allow extra time if you contact us between 7pm and 7am Pacific Standard Time).
    • While most issues are typically resolved with a quick email, we’ll gladly work with you until your issue is resolved.
    • If we can’t figure out a solution that works for you, we’ll promptly issue you a refund.  Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

New to downloadable tutorials?  Here’s a free pattern to see what it’s like!

Downloading a PDF tutorial is easy.  Just follow the simple steps below.  Click on any to expand.

Step 1 - Add the free pattern below to your cart and checkout.

Add the free tutorial to your shopping cart by clicking the “Add to Cart” button below. Then, click on the shopping cart icon at the very top right of the page to view your shopping cart (it should show 1 item $0.00). From the shopping cart page, click the “Proceed to Checkout” button.

Step 2 - Create an account and place your order.

 The first time you place an order with us (even if you are trying out the free “Eye Candy Cuff” tutorial) the shopping cart asks for basic contact information to create an account with us. We never ask for your credit card information because all payments are securely processed through PayPal.

The big benefit of creating an account is that you will be able to log into the My Account page at any time in the future and have instant access to all of the tutorials you have ever purchased from us. This can be a life saver if you loose an email order confirmation or, God forbid, your computer crashes! Also, if you log in while shopping, items added will be conveniently saved in your shopping cart until you either remove or purchase them.

When done filling out the order form, click “Place order” at the bottom right of the Checkout page.

Step 3 - Go to your email, download and view your new tutorial.

Within minutes, you will receive an automated order confirmation email from Simple Bead Patterns with the subject “Order Complete” (if you don’t receive the email within a few minutes, please check your spam folder to see if our email was redirected there). The email will contain a link to download your tutorial.

Click on the download link and select whether you would like to open and view your tutorial using your default PDF viewer, or save the file first to a specific folder on your computer and then open it. The program most widely used to view PDF files, and the one we like best, is Adobe Reader, which is free. You can download Adobe Reader here if needed: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/ You can also access your tutorial by logging into your new account by clicking the My Account button on our main menu bar on our home page.