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About the App

Beadographer is a fun app for creating and sharing beading designs. It is simple to use, but has a lot of powerful features, too.

The app is developed for Windows, Mac OS X and iPad. You may encounter errors when trying to use it with other devices. We recommend using Chrome with Beadographer.

Watch this 1 minute video to see what you can do Beadographer.

You can design projects with round beads, cylinder beads, and fuse beads. The app currently includes seed beads from Miyuki and TOHO and fuse beads from Artkal, Hama, and Perler.

In the membership version, the app can export a PDF with diagrams and instructions for how to bead your design.

Example Project Export

Click below to get an example PDF peyote bead pattern, created by Beadographer.

Brown Bear


Beadographer has a free version and a membership version. The free version is truly free: it is available without logging in or providing any personal information. It gives you full use of all the design tools of Beadographer.

The membership version brings several important benefits, including saving your project files, exporting PDFs, and keeping track of your bead stash. See full details in the table below.

Make your own designs with all the tools
Browse thousands of bead products
Use beading mode to create your design
Convert an image into beads
Export screenshot of your designs
Load and save your designs
Manage your bead collection
Save custom bead collections
Share design files with other people
Export PDF with beading instructions

Become a Member

Membership costs $14.99 / year. Payment is processed securely using Stripe or PayPal (two leading web payment portals). Your support helps keep the app running.

Join the community

Beadographer has created a community of beaders who share tips and resources with each other. Beadographer Common Room is our Facebook group. It is a friendly place with beaders from all over the world. You can use it to...

  • share your designs with others.
  • see what other people are making.
  • ask questions and get app support.
  • get tips and updates.
  • download free PDF patterns.

Anyone can join the group: you don't have to be a paid Beadographer member. Click on the button below for a link to the group.

About the creators

Beadographer is made by beaders for beaders. We are a husband and wife team from Connecticut. Will Minter writes the software, and Leah Russell offers customer support. We are so excited to share this tool with you and can't wait to see what you create!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact us

We're always excited to answer questions and hear your feedback. The best way to get in touch is by using this form. We will reply to you as soon as we can.

Beadographer Privacy Policy

We take privacy seriously. We have developed this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use, disclose, and protect personal information. If you do not agree to one or more parts of this Privacy Policy, you should not use our website or services.

This privacy policy only applies to services on beadographer.com. For websites published by other providers, including social networks and YouTube content, please consult the privacy policies of those providers.

Information we collect from you

In general, you can use our website without providing personal data. With the exception of your IP address, we only use personal data when you volunteer to provide it to us, for example by signing up for a membership or when you contact us by email.

In order to create a membership account, we ask for your name, email, and a username. We may collect further information that you provide in the course of corresponding with us (for example, by email). We are husband and wife team and only we have access to this data.

If you log in to our website as a member, we will send cookies to your computer that uniquely identify your browser and allows you to access the membership version of Beadographer. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. For example, you may not be able to log in as a member.

Our servers automatically log information provided from your browser, such as your IP address, browser type, and the URL that you requested. This is standard practice for most websites you visit. Log files are stored in an anonymous form.

We will collect and use personal information only for the following purposes:

  • for fulfilling our obligations to you under our End User License Agreement
  • giving you access to the Beadographer software
  • billing you for a membership fee
  • to communicate with you about the service
  • to let you know about any technical issues or security alerts
  • for anonymous statistics relating to usage of our website, (for example, counting how many people viewed our webpage on a certain day).
  • for communicating to you on other matters with your express consent (for example, if you opt in to a newsletter).
  • if it is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation.

We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for fulfillment of those purposes. We will not sell your personal information or share with third parties, unless required to do so by law.

We save account data for five years. We save project data for a grace period of three months after a membership is not renewed.

We use Stripe and PayPal to process membership payments. We don’t have access to payment information and your billing information is not stored on our server.

Because we are using payment providers (Stripe and Paypal), we do not store personal data ourselves except for your name, username, email, and IP address. The website uses standard encryption.

If you have consented to our use of your information you can withdraw that consent at any time by contacting us on our contact form, or by deleting your account on the website. If you have any privacy concerns or requests, you can also contact us at the same email address.

We reserve the right to change this policy without notice at any time when it becomes necessary due to changes in data protection laws.

Beadographer End User License Agreement (EULA)

Please read this agreement (EULA) before you purchase a Membership.

By purchasing a Membership and using the Software, You agree, without reservation, to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If You do not agree with the terms of this EULA, You may not use the Software.


1.1 In this EULA the expressions below shall have the meaning assigned to them in this clause, unless the context requires otherwise:

“We”, “Us”, “Our” Wheel to Sea LLC, a Connecticut LLC;

“Documentation” the detailed information about the Software, its features and the system requirements as made available on the website of beadographer.com, as amended from time to time;

“Membership” a license for the Software for the term specified on the webpage where You purchase the license;

“Software” any software application and/or all of the contents of the files and/or other media, including designs from the library, licensed to You by Us, including any Updates;

“Updates” any modified versions and updates of, and additions to the Software;

“Use” the access, download, or use of the Software;

“You” you, the final and ultimate user of the Software.


2.1 Your Membership only permits You to Use the Software. You may not transfer your Membership to another party.

2.2 The Software is protected by the copyright laws of the U.S. and other countries; We retain all intellectual property rights in the Software. You may not separately reproduce, sell, market, distribute, lend, lease, rent, or sublicense the Software. However, this EULA is not to be construed as prohibiting or limiting any fair use sanctioned by copyright law.

2.3 In order to be able to Use the Software and receive Updates, Your computer shall have access to the Internet and shall meet the system requirements described in the Documentation.

2.4 You shall not Use the Software for any unlawful or illegal activity, or to facilitate any unlawful or illegal activity;

2.5 We may modify the Software at any time at Our sole discretion and without notice to You, for example to comply with applicable laws, to avoid a third party infringement claim or to provide Updates.

2.6 You will be entitled to receive Updates free of charge for the duration of the Membership.


3.1 We have no obligation to provide maintenance, consulting, or support for Use of the Software. Any maintenance and support provided by Us will be provided on an “as is” basis without any warranty.


4.1 We warrant that the Software will provide the features and functions as generally described on Our website and in the Documentation.

4.2 We do not warrant that the software or Your ability to use it will be uninterrupted or error-free. To the extent permitted by applicable law, We disclaim any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

4.3 Your exclusive remedy under the above limited warranty shall be, at Our option, either a full refund of the purchase price or correction of the defective software.


5.1 The liability of Us for all damages arising out of or in any way relating to Software and/or this EULA shall in no event exceed Your purchase price of the Software.

5.2 To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, We disclaim all liability for indirect or consequential damages that arise under this EULA, (including damage for loss of profit, business interruption, loss of data, and the like) arising out of the Use or inability to Use the Software.

5.3 - The limitations of liability referred to in clauses 5.1 and 5.2 shall not apply in the event that: (i) any negligence on Our part leads to death or physical injury or (ii) damages arise from Our intent, willful misconduct or gross negligence.


6.1 We will not track or collect any information about You, Your data, or Your Use of the Software except as detailed in Our privacy policy. By agreeing to this EULA You also agree to Our privacy policy. Please see Our privacy policy for more details on how We process Your information.


7.1 This agreement will apply from the date that You purchase Membership, and will terminate upon the expiration of Your Membership.

7.2 Upon expiration of Your Membership, You shall cease all Use of the Software. This does not affect Your ability to use the free version made readily available on our website.

7.3 If any part of this EULA is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms will stay in effect.

7.4 This EULA shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut, excluding its conflicts of law rules. Any legal action or proceeding relating to this EULA shall be brought exclusively in courts located in New Haven, CT, and each party consents to the jurisdiction thereof.

7.5 This EULA, together with Our privacy policy, constitutes the entire agreement between Us and You, and supersedes any prior agreement or understanding between Us and You.

7.6 This EULA may be modified from time to time. We will notify you of such modifications on Our website or by using the email address used for the purchase of the Membership.