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.
I've mentioned tubular peyote and lovely Cellini spirals in my last article. Like flat, tubular peyote can be done with even and odd number of beads. In even count tubular peyote you will have to do a step up by passing again through some beads in previous row in order to start the next row, while odd count is spiraling naturally. Dutch spiral is variation on tubular peyote that produces lacy shell-like rope by rapid increasing.
Cellini spiral instructions
Odd-count tubular peyote
Even-count tubular peyote
Dutch spiral photo instructions
Dutch spiral bracelet
Square stitch Loom work Ladder stitch Brick stitch Peyote stitch