Beading Software For Everyone

For the Hobbyist Beader

Even if you've never used beading software before, you'll have no problem unleashing your creativity with BeadTool. Everything you need to design beautiful bead patterns is presented in an intuitive user interface. If you ever get stuck there are instructional videos to walk you through various tasks.

For the Professional Designer

So you've spent your fair share on expensive beading software that just isn't cutting it any more. You'll find this application a treat to work with. If you sell your patterns, BeadTool 4 gives you more freedom to design your prints and PDFs as you want your customers to see them.

Many Stitches to Choose From

Create bead patterns in any of these stitches

  • Loom & Square stitch
  • Brick stitch
  • Peyote (1-9 Drop)
  • Tubular Peyote
  • Native American Gourd
  • Right Angle Weave (1, 2 & 3 bead)
Real Drawing Tools

Includes tools you would normally find in any drawing program

  • Pencil & Eraser
  • Floodfill
  • Lettering
  • Lines, Ovals & Rectangles
  • Diamonds, Triangles & Octagons
  • Flip, Mirror, Rotate & Shift
  • Select, Cut, Copy & Paste
Large Assortment of Colors

Includes palettes for these types of beads

  • Miyuki Delicas
  • Miyuki Round Rocailles
  • Preciosa Rocailles
  • Toho Treasures
  • Toho Aikos
  • Toho Rounds
  • Pony Beads

Transfer Photographs

Creating bead patterns from photographs has never been easier. Load the most common image formats such as JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF and with a few clicks you can have a beautiful pattern.

Completely Database Driven

Let's face it, trying to remember where you put all of your documents can be frustrating. With BeadTool, you never have to go looking for your patterns because everything is stored in a single, organized, searchable database.

Attentive Customer Support

Getting BeadTool customers the help they need is a top priority. If you're having problems, please don't hesitate to click the Support button. When you do get support, there's no middle-man involved; you're messaging the developer directly.

Instant Online Activation

There's no waiting for a CD to arrive because everything from delivery to product activation is done online and the purchasing system is fully automated.

Free Updates

BeadTool is always being updated with new features and fixes. Each license includes free updates for the version you purchased. So if you have a BeadTool 4 license, all subsequent updates (4.1, 4.2, 4.x.x) are free.

Free Download Available

Unlike other beading programs, I provide a FREE download; no questions asked and no time limit. Don't waste your money on software you can't try first!


BeadTool runs on Windows and Mac computers only. It is not compatible with Android or iPad tablets.

Windows Versions Supported

Both 32 and 64 bit are supported

  • Windows XP (GDI+ required)
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11 (with S mode disabled) more info

Mac OS X Versions Supported

Available for the Intel architecture only

  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • MacOS 10.12 (Siera)
  • macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
  • macOS 11 (Big Sur) MAY work but is not officially supported

Does NOT work on the following operating systems

  • Android
  • iOS (iPad/iPhone)
  • Linux
  • Chromebook
  • Windows 8 RT (ARM processor tablets)
Product Price
New BeadTool 4 License 49.95
Future Upgrades 19.95