Basic Beading Techniques

Bead Techniques Before you tackle the more difficult beading projects, there are a few basic bead techniques you should familiarize yourself with to make your crafting experience a pleasurable one. Depending on how far you want to pursue beading, it is always a good idea to master the basics of beading … Continue reading

Are All Beads Created Equal? (Differences in quality between Japanese, Czech and Chinese beads)

Bead Quality If you are a beginner to the hobby of beading, you may be confused by the choices in beads and their origins. Are all beads created equal?-the answer is no! There are differences in price, quality and production techniques, when comparing the largest manufacturing countries of glass beads. … Continue reading

Best Bead Stringing Material

Bead Stringing Material Finding the best bead stringing material for your particular project can be important. There are differences in appearance, whether you are threading beads, weaving beads or using jewelry wire to create your beaded projects. You may be wondering if it really matters, but you want to be … Continue reading

Designing Issues – Where To Start With Original Beading Projects

Beading Projects Designing issues and knowing where to start can be the most difficult part of original beading projects, if you want them to look professionally created. There are several factors to consider when selecting the ideal beads for your finished piece. Whether you are making handmade jewelry or looming an … Continue reading

Beads – Attraction and Desirability

Introduction to Beading An introduction to Beading could include the history, types of beads and personal reasons that people are attracted to them. Beads were used as currency, in certain cultures-dating back to the caveman days. In today’s world, beading has become a popular way to design a personalized bracelet, … Continue reading