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UPDATED Jan 22, 2020: Added many more resources and structured as a guide. Getting Started Making Beaded Jewelry In this guide I’m going to share loads of resources to help you get started making beaded jewelry the best way possible. When I first started making jewelry …
For most people, stepping into a jewelry store to buy a diamond ring can be a daunting and unnerving experience especially if it is your first time doing so. Let’s face it; who likes to be bombarded with questions and pressure selling by commissioned salespeople?
Here are my bead jewelry project picks for the fall season,complete with tutorials! Falling Leaves Bracelet This wire wrapping project looks fun to make and you probably have some left over beads in pretty fall colors that would work, then you would just need to shop for the …
If you haven’t seen the Fashion Color Report from Pantone for Fall this year I recommend you take a look. These colors really sing to me and I can easily image projects ahead! I let my passion for crafting jewelry take a back seat to my business for far too long …
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From tutorials, beading supplies, and inventory software to storage solutions, tools, and jewelry listings, check out all of my favorite products to keep your jewelry projects organized and moving toward the finish line. Even some product ideas for those times when you don’t have time to do it yourself!
Not sure where to start, what project to do first, what supplies you need, or where to buy them? You’re not alone.
I’m new to making bead jewelry. Do I need to purchase a lot of tools and supplies to get started?
It all depends on what technique you want to start with. Please take a look at this post about getting started that explains basically everything! Next there is another one about bare minimum tools and supplies that you’ll need for just about any project. That should get you going in the right direction.
Do you know where I can find some beginner tutorials for beaded jewelry?
I do! I’m building up a library of my own tutorials and I also love to recommend others that I find around the internet. If you are looking for something specific, drop me a line and I’ll see if I have something similar. You can find a collection of some of my favorite tutorials here and here are a few of my own.
How do you find suppliers you can trust to stock quality products?
Over the years I’ve ordered from many suppliers in different countries. Most great and some not so great so I’ve made a list of my favorites here, categorized by country and their specialties.
Do you have any favorite books you’ve learned techniques or design tips from?
Absolutely! Most of my books were left behind when I moved to France but I do have some that I have come to appreciate. I’ve listed those here and I’ve love to get your feedback if you end up purchasing any.