Here's a list of our free videos that cover topics related to bead stringing, especially for beginners.
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This video shows you one approach for setting up a beading work area. It briefly covers some of the most useful tools and supplies you'll need for bead stringing and basic wire work (such as wrapping beads with wire).
- The "needle nose rosary steel pliers" shown in this video are also called chain nose pliers.
- This video has a typo in describing the wire cutters. The description should read "Side Cutting Steel Flush Cutters." (Please accept our apologies while we work on the fix.) These pliers are also commonly called side cutters.
- Bent nose pliers are a variety of chain nose pliers that have curved, rather than straight, jaws.
This video is a great overview for beginners. Learn which types of stringing materials you can use, whether you need a beading needle, how to use a stopper bead (or stop bead), and more.
This video for beginners provides some examples of the types of beads that work well for making necklaces.
Learn how to select the best beads for making strung bracelets.
You use crimping pliers to attach crimp tubes (cylindrical crimp beads) at the ends of beading wire to finish your jewelry and attach clasps. This video demonstrates the proper technique for using them.
Learn how to use findings called coil ends to finish the ends of cord, such as leather and faux-leather cord, and attach a jewelry clasp.
Related article: How to Install Coil Ends
How to Attach a Jewelry Clasp to a Necklace
Learn about some common styles of jewelry clasps and how to attach a clasp to a necklace (or a bracelet or anklet) that's made using beading wire.
Related article: How to String Beads on Beading Wire