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.
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.
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!
Thread, Cord and Beading Wire for Jewelry-Making
This article helps you make sense of the different stringing materials. Learn which beading thread, cord or wire to use for creative success in your jewelry project.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Cultured Freshwater Pearls
In this article and video learn everything about pearls … or at least a good start, such as how they are formed and harvested, pearl quality and how to tell genuine from imitation pearls.
A Guide to Bails
Ever wonder what a bail is? How do you use it and what should you look for to find what you need for your designs? All of that has been compiled in one handy location.
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.
The Many Uses of Accu-Flex®
Discover the versatility of Accu-Flex beading wire with this informative article. Learn about different strand counts, finishing techniques and design ideas.
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.
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.
Master of Disguise: Top 10 Disguises for Jewelry-Making Mishaps
Oops! Were you almost done designing only to make a blunder so obvious the thought of trying to fix it creates instant regret? Here are speedy ways to salvage your work and make it better than ever.
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.
The Wonderful Life of Dione® Jewelry
Making customized and changeable jewelry with large hole beads and charms is fun and easy with the Dione™ system.