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Right Angle Weave Earrings Video Tutorial

I've made a right angle weave video tutorial using earrings as the example.  While I also have a video that shows RAW (as it is also called) as a bracelet, these earrings are easier.  Well, faster at any rate!  In fact, this set is easy and fast enough to make a pair of earrings in about a half hour.

About Right Angle Weave

This is one of the hardest beading stitches to get the hang of, but then one of the easiest once you do!  I remember several years ago when I first tried it.  I sat down at the kitchen table with size 11 seed beads and swore that I would not get up until I got the hang of it.

A couple of hours later, the"ah hah!" moment arrived. I'm sure it would have been much faster if I had a video to watch.  So I decided to do a video that will introduce you to right angle weave with a pair of earrings.

You won't need a lot of supplies, and you can make them as long or as short as you want.  I've used larger size beads in this pair, but you can make them larger or smaller.  That's the great part about these earrings -- they are extremely versatile.

Right Angle Weave Earring Video Tutorial

Here are the supplies for this video.

  • Czech druk beads, 6mm, 20 beads.
  • Czech druk beads, 4mm, 12 beads.
  • Size 11 seed beads, less than a gram.
  • Earring findings.  I used sterling silver french wires.
  • Thread; I used Fireline, but you can use Silamide or Nymo if you wish.
  • Needle, size 10 or 12 (whichever you prefer).
  • Pliers (used to open and close the loop on the earring findings).
  • Scissors or other thread cutter.

If you've never done RAW before, watch the video all the way through before you make the earrings.  It's not terribly long -- not quite 10 minutes.  Then once you've done it all the way through, try it again by following along.

Hope you enjoy it!  🙂