Ann Benson Beading with attitude

Ann has worked with beads since age eight and has been a professional beading designer for more than forty years. Ann Benson beading creations in bead crochet and bead embroidery set standards for excellence of design, quality of materials, and originality. Her bead crochet designs have been finalists in Bead & Button Magazine’s annual Bead Dreams competition.

She has produced a stunning library of video tutorials for beginning through advanced learners. Ann does all her own videography, writing, narration, animation, photography and post-production. Her videos are well known for their animation, which allows learners to get a truly close-up look at the techniques they want to master. Along with her novels, her books on beading are library must-haves for anyone interested in this beautiful craft. Among Ann’s many beading titles: Tapestry Bead Crochet, Beadpoint, Classic Beadweaving, The New Beadweaving, and Designer Bead Crochet.

As the founder of Beads East, Ann holds more than 1000 copyrights on designs for and tutorials for beading, needle arts, crochet, and weaving. Instructions and materials for her designs are available on her Etsy site. Some of her favorites are shown here.

beading with attitude
©2017 Allegro Photography
My Brand New Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat
My Brand New Leopardskin Pillbox Hat 2011 Bead Dreams Finalist
Aqua Terra Bead Embroidery Bracelet
Aqua Terra Bead Embroidery Bracelet
Coloring Book Bead Embroidery Cuff
Coloring Book Bead Embroidery Cuff
Bombshell Purse
Bombshell Bead Embroidery and Peyote Stitch Purse
Miss Jennie Gallagher Bead Crochet Bag
Miss Jennie Gallagher Bead Crochet Purse 2010 Bead Dreams Finalist
Karadja Beaded Needlepoint Pillow
Karadja Beaded Needlepoint Pillow
Pentagram Bead Embroidery Box
Pentagram Bead Embroidery Leather Box
Papillon Bead Weaving Brooch
Papillon Bead Weaving Brooch
Cancun Beaded Needlepoint Bracelet
Cancun Beaded Needlepoint Bracelet
Copperplate Gothic Bead Embroidery Cuff
Copperplate Gothic Bead Embroidery Cuff