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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10 Common Gemstones For Jewelry Makers
Learn about the 10 most common gemstones used by jewelry makers. Join Joel and Dev as they discuss gemstones, their origins and other nifty facts.
Why You Need a Bead Reamer
Not all bead holes are created equal, which is why a bead reamer is a necessary jewelry-making tool. Just see how convenient (and easy) a reamer is to use for enlarging bead holes.
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This necklace, bracelet and earring set features a removable pendant for even more style options. Follow the free instructions to create this avant-garde design.
This set embodies sophistication in the highest order. The multi-strand design and varied materials fit right in with modern layered jewelry trends.
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Create the appearance of cool, clear icicles with this pair of earrings. Decadent blue crystals paired with gunmetal-plated components give this design a classy touch.
This set features spacer bars that give the necklace an elegant, curved appearance. Add pearls and crystals to the mix to embody the height of sophistication.
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Stringing and Jewelry-Making Fundamentals
Bead stringing is the backbone of many designs; the rest can be done with a few jewelry-making fundamentals. Learn the fundamentals you need to create your own jewelry lines.
How to Use a Bead Board
Make your designing life easier with bead boards. Learn the bead board types and how these tools are advantageous to the beginner as well as the high-producing professional.
Ask the Expert about Bead Stringing View All
When working on a multiple strand necklace, what advice do you give as far as handling the ends while you're beading? I've tried it and sometimes drop a line and my beads go everywhere!
hemistat.jpg to the rescue!This handy tool isn't just for surgeons anymore--jewelry makers find them infinitely helpful to hold threads and beads in...
Is there one book that would be the best primer for getting started jewelry making?
There's a book on every facet of jewelry-making, and it all depends on where you want to focus. We've listed some of our customers' favorites below.A...
I read in a book that Silamide (using a double strand) is one of the best stringing materials for prayer beads/rosaries. The rosaries will be made of olive wood beads and glass seed beads. Some will be especially long and have active use. Can you...
Traditional rosaries are made by creating beaded links with wire and connecting these links together; thread is not used in the traditional style....