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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Garnet Beauty: Necklace and Drop Earring Set Featuring 14Kt Gold-Filled Chain, Hand-Cut Rough Nugget Garnet Beads and 14Kt Gold-Filled Saucer Beads
This garnet gemstone project is a perfect start to building an entire birthstone line or to simply add the beauty of January's birthstone to your jewelry selection.
All About Clasps: A Clasp Style Guide and Easy Reference Chart
Find the right style of clasp for every project. The following clasp style guide and easy reference chart has over 30 different styles of clasps. Here is your resource to select clasps for secure and beautiful finishes to necklaces, bracelets and...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celestial Sunshine: Necklace and Hoop Earring Set Featuring Transparent Gold Celestial Crystal® and Mosaic "Turquoise" Beads
Add some beaded sunshine and a warm, cozy style to sweaters and fall/winter looks. String this stunning jewelry project today for jewelry sales and your own fashion wardrobe.
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.
A Woven Wonder: 38-Inch Tassel Necklace and Dangle Earring Set Featuring Acrylic and Enamel Beads with Woven-Like Patterns and Czech Fire-Polished...
Start stringing this stunner today and weave together an artisan style with an on-trend look. Add to jewelry lines and your own fashion wardrobe to make your jewelry-making mark.