Professional software for professionals and beginners
Bead-n-Stitch (BnS) software creates a digital pattern for bead weaving, bead or cross stitch embroidery, as well as combining beads and stitches in one work of art! This software is created by Igor Kotelevskii, perhaps you are familiar with BeadCreatorPro (BCP) – it was his previous work. BnS isn’t the next version of BCP, the source code of BnS was completely re-written with new ideas and to BCP shortcomings eliminate. As a result, BnS is superior to BCP in several ways, including: new types of created bead works; additional appearance options of ready beadworks; it is convenient to use the program.
Import photos & designs – BnS imports photos or image files. As well it imports BCP files into its internal format and can edit them. BCP has not been updated for about 10 years, is outdated and may have errors. That is, the migration of BCP users to this new program occurs without losing their previous work with BCP. Moreover, this transition will make it possible to use the capabilities of BnS to create a modern commercially attractive design and printing of finished bead works.
Blank Canvas or design from scratch. You choose a grid shape (loom, peyote, brick…), its size and start drawing. BnS allows putting any image under this electronic canvas and display it in a translucent mode. Thus, it’s very convenient to draw the layout of the bracelet, necklace, etc. Software can convert the letters of the selected font into the beads inscription and put it on your art.
Software for professionals and beginners. BnS has many fine-tuning options and allows real art works creation. But it is suitable for less experienced users also. To get started, it is enough to learn only 2 of its dialogue – the creation of the design by photo and the output design for printing in PDF. At the same time, it always offers the most common default values for all parameters. At the same time, professionals will find a lot of useful tools in the program.
Regular updating – BnS is regularly updated – more than 50 updates only for this version 5, but there were earlier versions 4,3,2,1. As a rule they were a response to user requests. Therefore, BnS is very well tested. Another result of these updates – BnS is fully compatible with all PC operating systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and xx. BnS as all other Windows programs runs well on Macs with Intel processors and the addition of other software. Standrd Mac requirements is here.
BnS works with the following basic standard formats: loom, peyote, peyote2, …, peyote9, brick, sacted brick, RAW1 (right angle wave).Below is brick design format sample, created by Tina Bird.
BnS has a unique opportunity – the creation of a circular format design. The number of circles can be from 1 to 7. Currently, the software is the only publicly available program in the world with such an opportunity.
The user can set own design’s format. This format is based on any of the standard formats. Next, the user sets their rule for regular removal of the beads. This rule has the shape of a mask – a small rectangular table that marks the beads to be removed.
Here is an example of BnS following features (click on the picture to view it on a large scale)
PS. There is soldering shape in the sample. The soldering is like a ball, but has an inner round hole. The original image is displayed inside the hole.
In less than a minute your digital image can be imported into Bead-n-Stitch and converted into a designed pattern for a work of beaded or stitched art. Hundreds of palettes, sophisticated editing tools enable you to customize and perfect your artwork!
Below is a simple example – how I made a beaded design layout of my favorite pet dog
Start “from scratch” with our Blank Canvas option. Select a grid size and shape, choose a palette (or palettes), and unleash your creativity. Beads or stitches, your design comes to life on the computer screen and becomes a pattern for your beaded bracelet, necklace, or other exquisite creation. Bead-n-Stitch is your talented assistant.
Import a digital image file from virtually any source as the base for your bead art or cross stitch project! Most popular file formats are supported – jpg, png, tif, bmp, gif, psd (Photoshop), wmf (Windows Meta File). Import photos, line art, drawings, anything digital. Quickly take your artwork through the process of conversion to beads from the hundreds of palettes in BnS. Edit beads, color corect, print your pattern.
Bead-n-Stitch includes digital files of over 2,000 of the most famous of the “Old Masters” paintings. Rembrandt, Degas, Van Gogh and hundreds of others. These images are no longer covered by copyright law and are free of royalties for your use. Whole paintings may be incorporated into beaded or stitched work, or a portion of a painting can be extracted for use in your finished art.
Bead-N-Stitch is amazing! I have been working with the program for about a week now, “WOW”! I do a lot of bead work and cross stitch designs. Having this program is making it so much easier. I can design for both at the same time instead of having to do 2 different programs to work on 1 pattern. I absolutely love the “Color Map”. It is one of the best things to have. When I cross stitch or bead I find it easier to identify the different colors or stitches one group at a time. Exporting the pattern with the Color Map gives me each color on its own page, I am tickled pink about it. The only thing else that I would love to have is a manual, but I’m told it is in the works. The big question is would I recommend this program? The answer is YES! Read More
Pattie L Review
Bead-n-Stitch registered users are fully supported via our email link to Zendesk. Just click the big blue HELP button in the lower-right corner of the monitor. Support tickets are monitored Monday through Saturday, 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM PDT, with responses typically within four hours of posting. Support includes installation, registration, and bugs or anomalies encountered in the Bead-n-Stitch software. Bead-n-Stitch is a highly intuitive application, and users have access to a comprehensive 400-page digital User Guide. The digital document is an excellent tool for helping people learn to use the vast array of features and functions in their new software. Suggestions for improving Bead-n-Stitch software are always welcome, and those suggestions, as well as any bug reports will be addressed directly by the developer, Igor Kotelevskii.
Download a free, fully functional DEMO copy of Bead-n-Stitch from Google disk or from this website.
It’s possible to download the manual separatelly from this website.
The Demo includes the complete software manual. You can use all of the design features of the paid version, but files cannot be saved, and printed pieces have “DEMO” displayed in the image. NOTE: The latest versions of Windows 10 warns against downloading almost all applications from the Internet. More here. BnS is secure, safe, and virus free, and has the industry safety seal, SSL!
Quickly learn to take full advantage of the Bead-n-Stitch toolset. Access all of the bead shapes, threads for stitching, Miyuki Delica, Toho, and hundreds of other palettes. Unique design shapes, mix beads and stitches. You will see, and we are certain, be impressed by what Bead-n-Stitch offers artists from the hobbyist to the professional.
Watch Bead-n-Stitch in action! An excellent tutorial prepared for us by artist and writer Tina Bird uses a series of BnS command screens with explanatory text to step you through the process of creating a design and pattern. A poll of users convinced that this is a better teaching tool than video. Proceed at your own pace. Print out individual pages for reference. Click here to get started.