Video Tutorial – Techniques: Right Angle Weave (RAW)

Video Tutorial – Techniques: Right Angle Weave (RAW)

Right Angle Weave (abbreviated to RAW) is a superb stitch to get to know and add to your beading artillery. It is so useful for structural pieces as well as being decorative. I love to use RAW when working on pieces inspired by molecular structures. In this video I demonstrate  basic, linear RAW using 4mm Swarovski bicone crystals, because their shape causes them to sit perfectly together, illustrating the stitch beautifully. When you have practised RAW a little using bicones, give it a go with some size 8 seed beads and then progress on to size 11s. Work a long strip as a bracelet and think about all the attachment points along the strip for embellishments e.g. fringes, loops, drop beads and dagger beads.

In this video I’m wearing:

Isabella necklace in the Aqua colour way (kits sold out in Aqua colour but available in Dorado, Topaz, Peridot and Bermuda Blue)
The Isabella design is also available as a workshop.

Crystal Finger Candy Ring.

Emilie bracelet: Made with Swarovski bicone crystals and Miyuki seed beads. Pattern available:

Link to Beadschool website:

Find me on Facebook: Beadschool Mel –

Materials used:
Size 12 needle – Stitchncraft
Swarovski 4mm bicone crystals – Stitchncraft
Fireline 4lb – Stitchncraft


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