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.
Right-Angle weave is a stitch in which, originally, every new bead is added at a right angle to the bead before. But various modifications of the stitch can be made. It gives soft and flexible fabric. It can be done with one needle or two needles (cross-weave, cross-needle weave). In my opinion this is one of the most versatile stitches and my personal favourite. Stitch known to me as Russian stitch is a variation on RAW in which bugle beads are used and it gives recognizable fan, shell or rick-rack look.
Single needle RAW
Flat and tubular RAW
Sterling Dragon's RAW peyote stitch tutorial
Babuci's Rose necklace tutorial
PurlyZig's RAW tutorial
Square stitch Loom work Ladder stitch Brick stitch Peyote stitch Tubular Peyote stitch Herringbone stitch