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20 Right Angle Weave Beading Patterns

Learn how to right angle weave and discover beautiful bead weaving patterns that use the RAW technique.

Updated October 17, 2018
20 Right Angle Weave Beading Patterns

Out of all the off-loom bead weaving techniques, right angle weave is one of the most popular and most versatile. So named for the way in which the bead stitches lie in right angles to one another (clever, huh?), this type of beadwork appears as a series of small squares or diamonds. It creates a very sturdy yet flexible beaded tapestry of sorts that can be folded or stitched, almost like fabric. If you are looking for a good base for creating an embellished piece, right angle weave might very well be the way to go!

Now you can learn how to right angle weave like a pro with this collection of 20 Right Angle Weave Beading Patterns! These sensational seed beading projects will give you plenty of practice with the oh-so-useful and versatile bead stitch. With these tutorials, you'll learn techniques for off-loom weaving to make beaded bracelets, necklaces, rings, and more. You'll even find a range of bracelet patterns, from thin beaded bangles to chunky cuffs and everything in between. Make some durable and beautiful jewelry that will last you a lifetime by learning how to right angle weave!

How to Right Angle Weave

If you're not yet ready to jump in the deep end, get your feet wet first with this beginner right angle weave tutorial. These step-by-step instructions will walk you through how to right angle weave so that you can master the basic technique. Once you've familiarized yourself with the basics of the stitch, you'll be ready to try your hand at incorporating right angle weave into actual jewelry projects.

  • How to Right Angle Weave

    Right angle weave is a simple bead weaving technique which is used as the base of many off-loom bead weaving patterns. Learn how to do the basic right angle weave stitch with this easy, step-by-step tutorial.

Elemental Right Angle Weave Patterns

These beading tutorials are not complete jewelry projects in and of themselves, but they can be incorporated into your jewelry designs to create beautiful and intricate bracelets, necklaces, and other accessories. See how you can work these right angle weave patterns and motifs into your own creations!

  • Square Openwork Right Angle Weave

    This tutorial will show you how to use right angle weave to create an open, geometric checkerboard design. This stitch technique looks great as it is, or embellished with other beads as accents.

  • Tila Bead Openwork Right Angle Weave

    Looking for a way to put your Tila beads to good use? This tutorial is an airy, open weave that has a beautiful contrast between the Tila beads and small seed beads.

Basic Right Angle Weave Patterns for Beginners

You do not need to be experienced in the art of bead weaving to have a blast stitching the right angle weave! This easy beading technique is a simple way to get started with bead weaving. Once you try the basic right angle weave with uniform seed beads, you can use a mix of different bead shapes and sizes to make a visually appealing piece of jewelry. You'd never guess these bead weaving patterns are so simple!

  • Beaded Tennis Bracelet

    Who knew that a bracelet this sparkly and beautiful could be so simple to make yourself? This simple right angle weave pattern uses seed beads and shining crystals to mimic the look of a pricey tennis bracelet.

  • Sparkling Blue Crystal Bracelet

    Two layers of sparkling clear and pale blue crystals are all you need to make a stunning bracelet with this tutorial for a beginner-friendly right angle weave bracelet. This pattern features the 2-needle right angle weave technique.

  • Beautiful Basic Right Angle Weave Bracelet

    Basic does not have to mean boring! By using three types of beads, this easy right angle weave bracelet makes a feminine statement, without all of the stress of a more complicated pattern.

  • Beginner Right Angle Weave Bracelet

    This bracelet may look intricate, but it is surprisingly easy to bead, even for beginners to jewelry making. The dark colors used in this tutorial are mysterious and eye-catching, but the palette could be modified for a softer look.

  • Witch's Walkway DIY Bracelet

    Witch-inspired jewelry is not just for Halloween, and anyone who says so just hates fun! The shimmering crystals and dainty seed beads of this bracelet are a fabulous way to celebrate Halloween, or show off your style year-round.

  • Stunning and Simple Right Angle Weave Bracelet

    WARNING: contents may be HOT! The stunning scarlet beads of this bracelet are a show-stopping statement that will have you crushing on crimson and ravished by red. Plus, this easy bracelet is a breeze to bead.

Right Angle Weave Bracelet Patterns

Now that you've got the right angle weave technique down, try using it in to make stunning handmade jewelry with these beautiful beaded bracelet patterns! Whether you're looking for sleek and slender bracelets or bold, statement-making cuffs, this list of right angle weave patterns should have you covered.

  • Bubble and Squeak Stashbuster Bracelet

    Clear out your stash of leftover beads with this wonderfully whimsical stashbuster bracelet! By incorporating beads of a variety of sizes, your bracelet is sure to stand out. You can use beads in one color family, or go wild with a colorful mix!

  • Crystal Checkerboard Bracelet

    This beautiful right angle weave bracelet is shown both in a serene green color scheme and contrasting black and khaki to spark your imagination. You can use practically any size 4mm beads to make and customize this pattern!

  • Crystal On Right Angle Weave Bracelet

    A simple base of right angle weave might not sound too exciting, but once you start adding sparkling crystals to this bracelet, you'll be amazed by how much it shimmers! Tiny seed beads give the crystal weave in this bracelet a floral look.

  • Crystal Weave Bracelet

    It is never really too early to start preparing for Christmas—even if it is December 26th! This red and green beauty is a fabulously festive way to use right angle weave, and can be made with different colors of beads for a year-round bracelet.

  • Evening Sparkle Bracelet

    Feel like an elegant, sophisticated lady with this sparkly bracelet. Even if your idea of a perfect night involves your couch and popcorn, there is no reason you can't enjoy this bracelet's sparkle any evening!

  • Rorolina Bracelet

    Once you are confident in your basic right angle weave technique, you might be itching to get stitching with a wider variety of beads. This pattern uses cool-tones of lilac and silver for a magical bracelet that is easier to make than expected.

  • Topaz and Bronze Beaded Bangle

    Every girl needs a neutral bracelet to wear with a variety of ensembles! The earthy tones of this beaded bangle bracelet make it a versatile woven jewelry piece you will find yourself wearing over and over again.

Right Angle Weave Necklace Patterns

Rock some right angle weave around your neck with these RAW necklace patterns. One of the best things about right angle weave is that it works with a variety of bead types, so by changing up the beads, you can get completely different looks using the same basic weave. These two right angle weave necklace patterns look nothing alike, but they are both definitely show-stopping pieces!

  • Tiger Lily Beaded Necklace

    Channel the fiery orange and red tones of beautiful Tiger Lily blossoms with this necklace pattern. This pattern might be tricky for beginning beaders, but experienced beaders will love the challenge!

  • Peach Freshwater Pearl Necklace

    Add a finishing touch to any outfit from movie night to date night to a very special occasion with this stylish necklace. The freshwater pearls are classic, without being boring.

Right Angle Weave Ring Patterns

Not all rings need a big rock to make a statement. These right angle weave ring patterns are cocktail-party-ready all on their own. Learn how to right angle weave some fabulous finger bling with these beaded ring projects.

  • Cute and Flirty Right Angle Weave Rings

    Practice right angle weave on a smaller scale with these cute and flirty stitched rings. You can use whichever colors and beads you like to make these little rings as fun and flirty as possible.

  • Right Angle Weave Cocktail Ring

    Diamonds and precious jewels aren't the only way to rock a statement ring! This glamorous cocktail ring is made using sparkling crystals for a big style statement, without the big expense of jewels.

What is your favorite beadwork technique for off-loom weaving?

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WHOA these bracelets are so pretty!! I mean all of the projects here are pretty but I love that Crystal On Right Angle Weave Bracelet in particular! The flowers!!!! So cute!

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