Bringing Beadworkers Together - 29th July to 6th August 2017

Below you will find lots of links to free downloads: there are patterns to use for your Bead Bombing activities; stitch instructions, and artwork to use in your publicity and on your website.

Just click on each individual image or link to get your free downloads. Once downloaded, right-click on the image/file to save to your computer.

Following on from Marcia's beaded 'LOVE' letters published on her blog, Marcia has design 'PEACE' especially for National Beading Week. Just click on the image to get your free pattern and spread the beading Love & Peace.

Free NBW Pattern


Kindly donated by Heather Kingsley-Heath

This adorable BeadyPeeps pattern ties in beautifully with our NBW people chain logo and can be downloaded for free here.

To get a materials pack to make all six BeadyPeeps visit

And to get another free pattern for a Magic Chain to hang your BeadyPeeps visit

A FREE how to video on Diamond Weave by Cath Thomas (click on the image). 

Jean Powers Secret Beadalong 2017

50% discount for all Beadworkers Guild members

Using the password from your recent journal (that you would use to log in to the Members' Area) enter this into Jean's discount code box on the shopping cart and be sure to refresh so the discount is applied.

Free NBW Pattern

Little People Merry-Go-Round

Kindly donated by Jessica Hayman

Jessica won last years NBW competition with this lovely 3D piece. Just click on the image to download the pattern.

Free Laura McCabe NBW Pattern

Laura has designed these beautiful earrings exclusively for NBW. Just click on the image to get your free copy.

Free Sian Nolan Pattern

Enjoy these adorable Buddy Charms by Sian Nolan, just click on the image for your free pattern.

Free Pattern

Click on the image to download a free pattern to bead a Tea-Light by Karen Gibson-Brown

Free Pattern

Click on the image to download this free lariat necklace pattern designed by Jennifer Airs

Free Charted Designs

 Beaded Chain Links

Free patterns to make beaded chains and bracelets for your Bead Bombing activities, designed by Jane Marie Griffin.

Free Pattern

Just click on the image to download a free pattern for this Thread Heaven Cover. Kindly donated by Jane Keech.

Free Charted Designs

Charted Alphabets

Free charted alphabets to design your own Bead Bombing chains/garlands, designed by Jane Marie Griffin.

Click on this link for free Peyote or Brick stitch graph paper to design your own patterns.

Free stitch instructions

Click on this link for free Peyote Stitch Instructions.

Click on this link for free Brick Stitch Instructions.

Free Graph Paper

To chart your National Beading Week Designs.

Click on this link for Peyote & Brick Stitch Graph Paper.

Click on this link for Loom & Square Stitch Graph Paper.

Free NBW Pattern

Component Based Designs

kindly donated by Laura McCabe

Sometimes the simplest of components make up the most spectacular of designs. Here Laura has taken a basic circular component created using right angle weave and peyote stitch and applied it to a couple of different jewelry projects. Instructions for making the earrings are included HERE. The pendant is provided as an inspiration piece to encourage you to take the basic element and design your own component based jewelry

Free NBW Pattern

Tradewinds Lariat

Kindly donated by Carole Horn

Just click here for your free download.

Free Pattern

Click on the image to download this free pattern by Alison Wray-McCann

Free NBW Pattern

Little People Necklace

Kindly donated by Pam Kirk

Pam was runner up in our NBW competition last year. Just click the image to download the pattern.

Free Heather Kingsley-Heath NBW Pattern

Stack a Rainbow!

Heather has designed this wonderful pattern exclusively for NBW. There is a bracelet in each colour of the rainbow, one for every day of the week, and there is an option to make a bangle or a bracelet with a clasp.

Just click on the link below to get your free copy of

Heather's pattern.

Let's fill the world with beady rainbows!

More Free Jennifer Airs NBW Patterns

Jennifer designed these wonderful patterns for The Beadworkers Guild July Journal and now they are bought to you exclusively for NBW.

The patterns use Cup Button Beads, RounDuos and Super8s, and are (from the left) Floating Flowers Bracelet, Shaggy Flower Ring, Sunburst Tiger Pendant and Wings Necklace.

Just click on the image to get your free copy.

Also available at Jennifer’s website

Free Pattern

Click on the image to download this colourful lariat pattern designed by Karen Gibson-Brown.

Free Download

Beading on a Loom with 2-hole Beads

Click on the link here to download a free 8 page handout full of advice, instructions, patterns and useful links kindly donated by Jennifer Airs.

Free Pattern

Katie Dean has designed these letter beads exclusively for NBW. Click on Katie's web address to get your free pattern.

Group Bunting

If you would like to take part in our group bunting you can download instructions and  templates here or contact Sylvia Fairhurst for further information