Imagine yourself learning how to make beaded necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, novelty charms, rings, and other jewelry adornments. Not only is this a fun hobby, but it brings personal beauty to your day.

Jewelry made with beads will open a beautiful world of tiny riches. Beads abound with many colors and brilliance. You will think the rainbow arched over your hobby work space.

What types of beads are used in beading jewelry?

Crystallized or glass beads

Acrylic or plastic



Polymer clay


Metals of silver, gold, platinum, copper, sterling silver, and bronze

Natural bone, teeth or horns of animals

Shells from the ocean or artificial molded mother of pearl

Wood and nut shells from trees

Gems of diamonds, sapphire, rubies, and emeralds.

Beads are available in these shapes:

Round, double cone, rondelle, square, seed, helix, cube, bugle, bicone, cone, shuttle, novelty shapes. e.g. hearts, stars, flowers and many more.

Beads are available in hundreds of colors and/or embossed with various designs which may be contemporary, traditional, folkloric and ethnic.

You will be able to combine colors in your jewelry designs which will create jewelry accessories unique to personalities and desired fashions.

Beads are fastened with wire, thread, cord, nylon stretch, and monofilament line.

Knowledge as to how to fasten these beads onto the various types of string materials that are available can be learned by simply downloading an instructional video on demand.The video will help you to instantly see how the beads can be threaded.

I have found that it is not enough to follow written directions. When you see the techniques that are utilized by the instructor; the added advantage is noting the ease or difficulties that are encountered. For example, you would not fasten heavy beads on stretch nylon. Light weight beads would be the better choice.

While viewing the instructor on the video and seeing the types of beads that are being used with the various threading materials, it will help with the appropriate selection of string medium for your bead selections.

I have followed written instructions on the packaging labels that are included with the chains, clasps, hooks, headpins, jump rings, and bead caps thinking that I can self teach or experiment with my own ideas as to finishing the necklace, bracelet, or earrings.

However, it is best to learn from an experienced instructor with proven tips and how to avoid mishaps. After you have learned the correct way of fastening, then expand your talents to improve a product or jewelry making technique. Sometimes it just is not worth reinventing the wheel.

Video on demand instructions can be repeated. This is a good thing because sometimes I thought I understood the instructions, discovered that I did not, and  can be corrected immediately. Or surprise, surprise, because I did repeat the video I see something differently and it opens new windows of ideas for new jewelry designs.

Now it is your turn to visualize yourself making and wearing these beautiful new designs made with your own hands for self or as wonderful jewelry pieces for friends and relatives as personalized gifts. Imagine how you will feel as you receive many compliments from your loved ones.

Tricia Deed invites you to visit the Jewelry Making Home-Study Videos and learn how to create beautiful jewelry pieces.

Author: Tricia Deed
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