The exquisitely talented Mabeline Gidez is the author of the brand new book I Can Right Angle Weave officially publishing Nov. 6 and available in many stores already. Mabeline, a renowned jewelry designer and teacher from Southern California, presents excellent instruction supplemented by nearly 500 diagrams in one of beading’s most popular and versatile stitches: right angle weave. The 25 projects reinforce the teaching, and they are also simply beautiful and inspiring as creative designs. The book serves as both a comprehensive refresher course for experienced beaders and a great introduction for beginners to the stitch.

Take a look below to see a handful of the book’s marvelous projects. You can click here to go to an earlier post that offers two beautiful projects from the book as downloadable PDFs: Mabeline’s Lotus Flower Necklace and Earrings and her Egyptian Queen Collar. Ask for the book at your local bead store or book shop, or you can buy it on Amazon or BN.com.

Now, leave a comment on this blog post by Tuesday, October 30, at 9 p.m. EDT to be entered for a chance to win actual pieces of jewelry that Mabeline made for the book: her RAW Channels Bracelet and her Jeweled Clover Earrings. Any comment will do, but let’s make it fun and somewhat ludicrously open-ended: tell us what you like best about beaded jewelry. Two winners — one for each piece of jewelry — will be randomly selected and announced on Wednesday, November 7.

Please “Like” the Lark Jewelry & Beading page on Facebook right now to be alerted to free projects and giveaways and to see pics of many fabulous jewelry and beading creations. Click here for the official rules. And good luck!


RAW Channels Bracelet project by Mabeline Gidez in her book I Can Right Angle Weave


Jeweled Clover Earrings project by Mabeline Gidez in her book I Can Right Angle Weave


Pearly Elegance Choker project by Mabeline Gidez in her book I Can Right Angle Weave

Sunny Flower Earrings project by Mabeline Gidez in her book I Can Right Angle Weave

Triple Elegance Lariat project by Mabeline Gidez in her book I Can Right Angle Weave

Amazon Jewels Necklace project by Mabeline Gidez in her book I Can Right Angle Weave


Mabeline Gidez, author of the book I Can Right Angle Weave













72 Responses

    Lynn Granstrom says:

    Beaded jewelry is so unique, love the detail, the design process and of course the outcome!

    Hmmm, what I like best about beaded jewelry? I think it is how endless the possibilities are. A change in color, stitch, or material can make a drastic difference in the way a finished piece looks. And the process is so relaxing and meditative!

    Jennifer says:

    I love the way beads feel when they run through my fingers – which is probably why prayer beads were invented! I also love the infinite colors available to work with.

    I love that there is an endless supply of colors, shapes and textures with beads, so there is always something new & creative to make!

    jeanne says:

    What I like best about beaded jewelry is the possibilities. If you can imagine it, you can make it! Beads come in such a variety of sizes, colors, shapes, materials that sometimes deciding which to use is the most difficult part of the process!

    Sarah S says:

    I love the diversity of beaded jewelry. How, even when using a pattern, you can so easily swap colors or make minor changes and you suddenly have a whole new piece!

    Ellen says:

    I love these pieces, especially the purple lariat!

    These are beautiful!

    My hubby and I are full-time RVer’s. I got tired of hauling out all the stuff for quilting. Then I discovered beading! Takes up much less space. Yeah!

    Kym says:

    I’m crossing my fingers!

    DebraB says:

    Great book and designs! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Lisa Bullard says:

    I love the endless possibilities with beading! There is no “it can’t be done” there is just ” I haven’t figured out how to do it yet.”

    Sharon Gacek says:

    I love the purple lariat and the sunny flower earrings. Just magnificent. I would love to own any of her pieces. Beautiful.

    Beaded jewelry is so many things, but above all every piece is genuinely hand-made and always a work of art and a statement of individual creativity. I will be a life-time student!

    Deanne says:

    Looks like another great book for beaders! <3

    Carmen Nuland says:

    Such beautiful jewelry! I love the necklace on the front cover and the Sunny Flower Earrings

    Gilda says:

    What a great book. The purple lariat is just gorgeous. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Kathie says:

    ~*~ Lovely jewelry creations and a great book by Mabeline Gidez ~*~

    Janel Gradowski says:

    RAW is my favorite stitch! I love making my own jewelry because I can customize any way I want.

    Deb Anderson says:

    What I love about beaded jewelry is the absolute versatility of it. If you can imagine it and find the right materials, you can make it! Everything is truly an inspiration and a work of art.

    elena siff says:

    what stunning beaded work..love the Amazon Jewels Necklace…book looks terrific!

    Kim Reid says:

    I am in love with the Amazon Jewels Necklace – it is gorgeous!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

    usairdoll says:

    OMGoodness, what lovely jewelery pieces. I have Native American bllood and I’m just drawn to beads. Love all the different sizes and shapes and all the handwork that goes into making something.

    Thank you for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.


    Dale says:

    She is one of the best teachers out there! Her patterns are well written and way to follow. Can’t wait to get my copy!

    rrjane011749 says:

    Some of the most gorgeous jewelry I’ve seen. Would love to win!

    Beth T. says:

    I especially like the “dimensionality” of beaded jewelry, as well as the good energy that goes along with something handmade.

    sundancegems says:

    What gorgeous jewelry, would love to learn how to make them. I especially love the RAW Channels Bracelet. Thank you for the great giveaway.

    Lin says:

    I like the possibilities of unique design. These pieces are stunning. Ty for the giveaway.

    gfoodie says:

    Your books just keep getting better and better. It’s nice to see some that incorporate easier designs for those of us that are just beginning to use a needle and thread. Thanks!

    Brenda Shreves says:

    Love this book and the designs. Sure would love one of these pieces.

    Krista says:

    Beaded jewelry represents unlimited design possibilities and just looks great. Love your work!

    I have taken classes with Mabeline and love her designs. I ordered her book and I am so excited about receiving it.

    I have taken classes with Mabeline and love her designs. I have ordered her book and I am so excited about receiving it.

    Lori Tilly says:

    Beautiful work!! What do I love about beaded jewelry? I love the sparkle of the beads and the intricate details of the various weaves or stitches. Color makes me happy!

    Bethany says:

    These are beautiful! I love the clover earrings!

    Maria Johnson says:

    Her pieces are gorgeous. I love beaded jewelry because it is beautiful without the whole negative underbelly side of things — no mines, no “blood beads”, etc. And anyone can learn to make beautiful pieces for herself if she feels so inclined. ;)

    Stephanie Riva says:

    Beautiful work. I love the color combos!

    Zan says:

    Color plus beads makes my heart sing! Add that to the beauty of Mabeline’s work and we have a whole choir singing!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    Brenda Shreves says:

    Wonderful beautiful jewelry….I love the light colored earrings.

    Amy says:

    I CAN right angle weave, I CAN! Mabeline’s a great teacher and has great patterns.

    Cindy says:

    I love RAW. It makes such great beaded jewelry.

    kcisis says:

    Been beading for over 40 years & just learned this stitch for a project my local bead society was doing! Going to get this book ASAP so I don’t forget the stitch–that Egyptian Queen Collar is calling my name, but I can foresee many others becoming gifts.

    Mary Lorenz says:

    I love to bead and these are incredible designs! I’m anxious to try right angle weave!

    Mary Lorenz says:

    I love to bead and these are incredible designs! I’m anxious to try right angle weave!

    I love that bracelet. I would never be able to do that. Wow!

    Tami Hergert says:

    I love RAW and would enjoy this book immensely.

    “tell us what you like best about beaded jewelry.”
    The best of I like is using strange things.
    I often get an inspiration from unusual materials (strange beads, that
    want to combine with nothing else… long bugle beads, that make you crazy
    and you don’t know what to do with it).
    And I wery like project “Bead soup” :)

    Love RAW. Want!

    Josanne Mitchell says:

    I love beaded jewelry, so many designs, so many colour combinations, I love the diversity of it all….:)

    Maureen says:

    Mabeline does beautiful work, I look forward to seeing her book!

    I liked beaded jewelry because of the delicacy of the designs, the array of colors, and the way that the beads catch the light. Would love to win something–I’d give it as a birthday present to my daughter.

    Caroline Spinali says:

    Beaded jewelry is so organic and unique. When you make it yourself, you can personalize it like nothing else!

    Mary Helene says:

    I love the many colors and sizes of beads that you can work with

    Laura Curran says:

    WoW-so elegant, looks like vintage Van Cleef and Arpel…

    VaL Gandara says:

    I like the Egyptian Queen Collar from Mabeline, been beading for awhile now and the best thing I love about custom beading is often, us larger women need bolder and bigger accessories, 18″ necklaces and 7″ bracelets just won’t fit or are too dainty. Custom beading is the only way to go! Beauty and fit all in one!

    Lisa Byington says:

    I love beading because I’m inspired by all the color, texture, light play, and shapes of the pieces made and in the beads themselves. The possibilities are endless!

    Eugenie says:

    I love beaded jewelry comes in so many different designs, patterns and colors.

    I love the Sunny Flower earrings!

    Lisa Cummings says:

    Such gorgeous, gorgeous jewelry!!! I LOVE all of it!

    Love the earrings!

    Andra Weber says:

    Coming from a family that is very artistic except for me, I found a niche in beadweaving a beadwork. I can create beautiful pieces of jewelry and boost my self-esteem. I have just learned RAW and can’t wait to go shop for this book. Thanks for the chance to win one of these beautiful pieces.

    Beading has no limitations; an artist can create anything their imagination conjures. As for my personal preference, I love the more fluid and sinuous designs….they seem almost magical.

    Lesli says:

    I love to bead and I was curious if the earrings are called X’s and O’s as I’ve been looking for a pattern like this for ages, I saw it in a bracelet form and I’ve wanted to recreate it for a couple of years now! Can’t wait for the book and would love to win a copy!!!

    melissa says:

    What I love about beaded jewelry is they’re made up of beads!! I love the feel, the shapes and the way they catch the light. Thank you for your generous giveaway.

    Britni says:

    I love beads! And as strange as it sounds, I hate the smell of strictly metal jewelry so beaded items are a plus.

    C_Minch says:

    the sunny flower is so cute!

    Marcia Acker-Missall says:

    I would love to win this new book You Can Right Angle Weave. Took me forever to learn flat RAW years ago. This looks to be a promising book. I am ready for new stuff to make in RAW

    [...] Want beautiful earrings or a stunning bracelet from Mabeline Gidez … Any comment will do, but let's make it fun and somewhat ludicrously open-ended: tell us what you like best about beaded jewelry. Two winners — one for each piece of jewelry — will be randomly selected and announced on . [...]

    I have only done 2 RAW projects so far but love it and can’t wait to check out the book. The pieces shown all look gorgeous.

    Rose Thorn says:

    wow what a mass of idea, love to learn a new form of jewelry !!

    anyjsmith says:

    I love Mabeline’s work. I was lucky enough to take a class from her in double needle right angle weave.

    I am thankful that I observed this weblog, just the right info that I was searching for! .

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