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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Accu-Flex® Beading Wire
Durable and flexible Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire has plenty of benefits. Learn about them in this jewelry-making product show-and-tell with Tanya.
Secrets to Crimp Covers - Hiding Crimp Beads
Renowned jewelry-making expert Tammy Honaman shows you the secrets of using crimp covers to hide crimp beads. Come get a taste of expertise that years of experience has led to.
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Whether you wear energy bracelets for their healing properties or just enjoy gemstone jewelry, you can't help but love this beautiful amethyst bracelet accented with sweet angle wing charms.
Gemstone heishi and DiamonDuo™ beads create a repeating diamond pattern bordered with twisted bugle beads that echo the design of the bracelet clasp.
Bead Stringing Design Inspirations View All
Beautiful blues and comfortable suede come together for this fantastic piece that is as artful as it is comfortable.
Pile on the pearls! Glass pearls in graduated strands get a modern update with a CZ-encrusted pendant.
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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.
A Dozen Ways to End a Necklace
Sometimes it's not easy to know how to end a necklace, especially when there are so many ways that you can start it. Well take a breath of relief, here are a dozen ways to help you.
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I am creating a necklace with rather heavy beads and am thinking about using 22 ga wire but have no idea how to finish it. I don’t think there’s a crimp big enough...HELP!
If you are stringing, Beadalon® and Accu-Flex® make beading wire that combines the flexibility and softness of thread with the strength and...
I want to make a three strand Crystal Passions pearl necklace (6mm, 8mm, 10mm) with the focal (center of the necklace) of a hand blown carnival glass heart that is approx. 2" long by 1.5" wide. The holes in the sides of the glass heart will not...
Cut three strands of FireLine® 3 inches longer than your desired finished length. String on the glass heart and position it in the middle of your...
When finishing a piece, I don't have a problem with crimping or threading the wire back through the finished beads but I have to pull on it a little too tight for comfort to make sure that the piece doesn't have too much slack in it...and be ruined....
There are numerous instructional videos on different crimping techniques. You didn't mention what type of stringing material you are using. We...