RAW 101 Right Angle Weave Beginners Beading Stitch Tutorial

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I hope this intro to right angle weave helps you to better understand the basics of this foundation bead weaving stitch. Stay tuned for the next installment where we will discuss cubic right angle weave (CRAW). 💜 See below for recommended materials: 

Recommended Materials

6lb/0.006″ Fireline (my go-to beading thread)

Beading Needles, Size 10

✔ Czech Fire Polish Beads



(3 or 4mm)

✔ Japanese Seed Beads



Other Right Angle Weave Tutorials

laces out bracelet

In the Laces Out Bracelet tutorial, you will learn how to make a beaded right angle weave (RAW) bracelet with a base of fire polish beads. On top, we embellish with bugle beads and seed beads to achieve an eye-catching chevron, or diagonal stripe pattern.

The laces out bracelet is also available for instant download in my pattern shop.


The easy right angle weave memory wire cuff bracelet tutorial combines both bead weaving, and basic work with wire. Use a combination of 4x6mm rondelle beads, and 4mm bicones to achieve the look demonstrated in the video, or get creative with other shapes and sizes you have on hand. As long as the beads are not much larger/heavier than what is shown, you won’t even need to add a clasp! The memory wire makes a perfect cuff bracelet frame, which holds its rounded shape.

pink and rose gold crystal necklace

The crystal rondelle and bicone beaded necklace also begins with a foundation of right angle weave. It’s one of the latest pieces I was inspired to create, based on the contents of the January 2021 Bargain Bead Box. Additional beads are added to fill-in, and frame, the base, including: 4×3 rondelles, and 11/0 seed beads. 6mm bicones also widen the bottom row of beading, to give this necklace a more rounded shape.

If you Like this Tutorial...

While you’re here, check out the tutorial for the Princess Cut Bracelet Tutorial, which also incorporates the right angle weave beading stitch.

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