All About Crimps
Crimps are the powerhouse finding that hold together one or multiple strands of beading wire. Lean more about them in this article.
Independent Lab Report - Comparison Testing on Three Brands of Coated Jewelry Wire
See the results of an independent lab study on Comparison Testing of three types of coated beading wires.
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.
Look! Beaded Eyeglass Holders
Eyeglass holders can be both fun and functional. Add some beads and they can become a fashion statement. Read this article for ideas on beaded eyeglass holders.
Fun with French Wire
Looking for a versatile wire that can be used as a junction, clasp or even an abrasion shield in jewelry designs? French wire might be your solution …
Know Your Beading Wire
Learn to select the perfect beading wire to satisfy your needs. Key factors to consider are flexibility, resistance to kinking, strength and color.
The Beadmakers' Handbook
The first openly available resource for the beader and jewelry maker, the Beadmakers' Handbook includes bead-stringing designs and techniques. Download the free PDF and discover where it all began!
Track it with Beads!
Jewelry can be more than just a beautiful accessory. See how to track anything with beaded bracelets such as medication schedules, work deadlines, and military deployments.
Accu-Flex® Professional Quality Beading Wire Review
Read what Paula S. Morgan of about.com has to say about Fire Mountain's Accu-Flex Professional-Quality Beading Wire in her expert review.
How Many Beads per Strand?
Use this handy chart to determine the number of beads per strand according to bead size and strand length, which can vary from batch to batch.
A Nod to ''Naja'': Necklace and Dangle Earring Set Featuring Riverstone Gemstone Beads, Gunmetal-Plated Brass Bicone Beads and ''Naja'' Drop Pendant
Add to jewelry lines and your own fashion wardrobe for a conversation-starting piece. Before you get designing though, here's a little history lesson on the crescent-shaped naja.
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.
A Boo-tiful Bracelet: Halloween-Themed Bracelet Featuring Czech Pressed Glass Beads, Dyna-Mites™ Seed Beads and Pumpkin Charm
This Halloween-themed bracelet project is no trick--just a boo-tiful treat with full instructions. The triple-strand design is bold and simple to string for a frighteningly fun presentation.
A Wave of Patriotism: Triple-Strand Necklace and Hoop Earring Set Featuring Swarovski® Crystal Bicone Beads
This project makes a great addition to patriotic jewelry lines and helps show support for military members, veterans and families. Who doesn't want to show a little red, white and blue pride?
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.
Jack-o-Lantern Jewelry: Halloween-Themed 27-Inch Tassel Necklace and Earring Set Featuring Carved Magnesite Jack-O-Lantern Beads and Lampworked Glass...
Treat yourself to a fun jewelry project with swingin' satin cord tassels. Don't let the expressive jack-o-lanterns trick you--they only look real.
Pretty in Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry Set Featuring Celestial Crystal® Beads, Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads and Awareness Ribbon Charms
Jewelry has a powerful way of bringing people together to show support. This pink design makes a stunning statement of hope when it comes to breast cancer awareness.
Shell Days of Summer: Pendant Necklace and Dangle Earring Set Featuring Areola Shell Drops, White Litub Shell Beads and Wood Beads
Shell-ebrate summer and keep it in your heart, style and jewelry lines all year round with a beach-inspired jewelry set that has complete instructions.
Czech Glass Beads: The Charm of the Small Factory
Did you know the purchase of your favorite Preciosa Czech glass beads supports individual families? Learn more about how these gorgeous beads loved the world over make it into your handmade designs.
Easy Peasy Pendant Necklaces
Learn one of the best design secrets in jewelry-making! It's so easy peasy you won't believe ... oops! Almost let the secret out. Better find out for yourself.