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Welcome to easybeadpatterns.com!
Home of the best little free bead program for patterns on the net!

August 25th, 2014

Version is Available. Added capability to print patterns, improved program performance and fixed numerous bugs. The software now comes packaged with Java which should reduce the number of issues some people have had with Java. Visit the downloads page.

September 22nd, 2013

New Updates Coming Soon! I have a long list of emails with things to fix and features to add.

March 9th, 2010

Posted updated user guide for version 0.5.1.

March 7th, 2010

Version 0.5.1 posted for Mac OS X and Windows. Visit the downloads page.

I added a Windows executable, fixed the splash screen and moved the application's menu bar to the OS X menu bar.
March 1st, 2010

Version 0.5.0 posted for Mac OS X. Visit the downloads page.

It was brought to my attention that the Mac installer link was broken. Instead of continuing to support the old version, I decided to put up the latest and greatest. Most of the old features are present, except for the word charts. I'll be adding that feature back into the software shortly. It does include all the new features listed below. If you run into issues, email me at easybeadpatterns@gmail.com, and I'll try to work through them quickly.

I'll try to get the Windows installer available for download in the next two weeks.

February 14th, 2010


First off, I wanted to apologize to anyone that has tried to contact me with questions or comments concerning easybeadpatterns.com. I've been very busy with life (new job, new house, new baby, etc…) over the last 2.5 years and have neglected to keep up with easybeadpatterns.com. To make it up to all of you, I have been working on a new version of the EasyBeadPatterns software. I've already added a lot of new features to my software and am continuing to make it better nearly every day. I expect to have a preliminary version available within the next month for both Windows and Mac PCs. In order to make it up to anyone that I have not been able to respond to, I'll be providing you early access to the software if you are interested. I will anyone that has submitted a message via the contact page when the software is available.

New features that I've already added:

* Simplified interface
* Draw shapes such as lines, squares, circles, triangles, etc
* Ruler guide that show the actual size of the pattern
* Adjust the number of rows and columns real-time
* Change between different pattern stitches real-time
* Ability to browse beads from different palettes at any time
* View/Select the palette of beads that are only in use in the current pattern

If you want to see a quick screenshot of my progress, you can look at the following link…

Thank you for your patience. Once again, I apologize for not having responded sooner.

February 14th, 2010

Runs on Windows and Mac OS X!

Sign up for my mailing list by sending me an email on the contact page! You'll receive regular updates when I release new versions of the software.

At easybeadpatterns.com, I hope to eventually offer the best bead pattern software program available to the public. My Mother forced me to write this program for her, but I decided to offer it to the public as well. I hope you enjoy!

Currently the beading program provides the following features:
  • Runs under Windows or Mac OS X.
  • A palette of 575 11/0 Delica beads.
  • A palette of 575 11/0 Hex Cut beads
  • Create a pattern from an image.
  • Automatically reduce number of colors in an image.
  • Create a blank bead patterns.
  • Save patterns.
  • Export bead patterns as images (jpg, bmp, png).
  • Export bead patterns as word charts.
  • Rosette, Loom, Brick, Peyote, and Two-Drop Peyote patterns are supported at this time.
  • Add beads to the pattern.
  • Remove beads from the pattern.
  • Replace all beads of a certain color in the pattern.
  • Select color from pattern
  • Pattern Zoom.
  • Print Patterns.
  • Palette Editor.
  • Undo/Redo previous action.
  • Add/Remove Rows and Columns.
  • Rotate Patterns.
  • Shift beads left/right or up/down.
This may not seem like a very large feature set, but I've only been working on the software for a few weeks! Give me a break... :)

I plan on implementing the following in future releases:
  • Additional bead palettes.
  • Additional bead pattern types (Various peyote, herringbone, circular, etc.).
  • Bead editor for creating custom beads.
  • Shopping list for you bead pattern.
  • Many other features determined by YOU if you provide feedback....

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