An ancient technique with modern applications
Stringing beads is one of the foundational skills of jewelry making and it can open up a myriad of design possibilities. Master this versatile and ever-popular technique with our abundant bead stringing resources. Happy Beading!
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Using Twisted Beading Needles
Twisted beading needles offer some major advantages when creating strung jewelry designs. Here are the points you need to know when using these unique and handy beading needles.
UNIVERSAL™ Magical Crimper Pliers
Jewelry designer Rose can't help but be excited when telling you about a pair of magical crimping pliers that turns a crimp tube into a round crimp bead. Don't blink, you might miss it!
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Swarovski pearls in a sultry mauve hue alongside apatite gemstones and Swarovski Pacific opal beads give this jewelry set a decidedly sophisticated vintage air.
Get lost in a rainbow of glistening splendor with freeform fluorite nuggets that call for the light to play with them, just like you'll attract people asking questions about this design.
Bead Stringing Design Inspirations View All
Using colorful beading wire tells your costumers you had a well-thought-out palette for your handmade designs. When the beading wire is occasionally revealed, it's like a fun and vibrant surprise!
It's time for an escape ... even if it's just for the time it takes to string this brilliantly colored jewelry project. Let the one-of-a-kind painted ceramic beads inspire you as you make a new version.
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Crimp tubes are THE finding to keep your stringing projects intact and crimps have come a long way from the days of the little round piece of metal you "crush flat" to secure inflexible beading wire.
Memories Out of Memory Wire
In this touching account, designer Kristal Wick explains how she used memory wire to create a wearable memorial. She wanted to share her experience and how to make these sentimental bracelets with you.
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Can you tell me which of the Czech glass beads would be best to use for the birthstones designated to each month? It is difficult to distinguish the colors on some of the blues to be sure. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks!
Use the following Czech pressed glass colors for corresponding birthstone color.January: February: March: April: May: June: July: August: September:...
Is there some magic way to attach a crimp tube with an attached clasp to a finished piece strung on wire? Attaching the first tube at one end is easy, but when attaching the second one, the wire slips back through the beads (and then the beads fall...
Here are two options to help avoid restringing the entire strand: Crimp ends with loops and hooksString a crimp tube (with the loop or hook to the...
What does one use memory wire for? I bought some thinking that it would stay the way I bent it, and found that it was impossible. Now what do I use it for?
Memory wire is made of carbon steel and is a spring-like wire designed to stay coiled as well as hold snugly against your skin. This steel wire which...