Bead weaving is making objects by stitching beads together. Sometimes these objects can be soft, textile like and used for clothes, jewelry and accessories. Sometimes they can be very stiff and sculptural. The choice of beads used ranges from tiny seeds and bugles to large glass, acrylic, paper, gemstone or whatever you like beads using many different stitches. I'd like to cover one stitch per feature.
About.com has good instructions for beginners with step by step explanations of every stitch.
Daisy chain is a simple stitch that can be used by itself or as a base for some other stitch such as netting. Open daisy chain gives string of beads with tiny flowers at chosen points. Continuous daisy chain doesn't have to look very floral - it all depends on your choice of colour and it can be made double, triple or even in more rows. Potawatomi weave and Russian Snake stitch are two more variations on this stitch.
Basics and variations
Continuous daisy chain with several colour patterns
Variation on daisy chain
Russian snake stitch
Square stitch Loom work Ladder stitch Brick stitch Peyote stitch Tubular Peyote stitch Herringbone stitch Right angle weave Netting Tubular netting Spiral stitch