Beading Tutorials and Patterns for Beginners to Advanced!

Our easy to follow beading patterns feature clear and simple detailed instructions with full color close-up photos of each and every step. No prior beading knowledge is ever required, and nothing is left to the imagination! We are a mother and daughter team who have created hundreds of simple beading patterns teaching numerous techniques including; bead stringing, bead stitching (or bead weaving), and wire work with new beadwork patterns being added weekly. Beginners to advanced, our goal is to help you successfully create beautiful jewelry that you can wear, share and even sell. We hope you’ll be inspired and find lots of fun projects to work on. Make yourself at home and let us know if you have any questions.

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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.

When you place an order with us (even if you are trying out one of our free tutorials) the shopping cart will ask for basic contact information. Please note: We never ask for your credit card information because all payments are securely processed through PayPal.

During checkout, you will be given the option to checkout as either a guest or to create/log into an account (if you don’t have an account, look for the checkbox to create an account on the Checkout page). 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, you can save items in a wishlist or 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.

Either way you checkout (guest or with an account), within moments of completing your order you’ll receive an automated order confirmation email from Simple Bead Patterns with the subject “Order Complete”. This email contains the link(s) to download your new tutorial(s). If you have not received your confirmation email, please check your spam folder to see if it was redirected there. If it was in your spam folder, please click “Not Spam” to whitelist our email for future correspondence. If you’re still unable to locate your order confirmation email (there may have been a typo in your email address on the order form), please contact us.

Click on each download link (one at a time if you purchased more than one) and select whether you would like to open and view it 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 Acrobat Reader, which is free. If you created or logged into an account during checkout, you can also access your tutorial(s) by going to the My Account page on our website.

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