Pro Jewelry-Making Tips for Beginners

There is nothing better than being able to use your creative energy to make beautiful jewelry that you can actually wear. Making jewelry can be a fun, relaxing, and monetary hobby if you put your heart into it. In addition, there are so many branches within the realm of jewelry-making, such as metalsmithing, wire-wrapping, bead … Continue Reading

Beadalon

Beading with Beadalon Beadworks is proud to carry Beadalon because we believe it is the best beading wire in the industry. It is the only company that manufactures its own beading wire and micro cable. Choosing the right Beadalon spool can be a tricky task, but we have some tips and tricks that will help you … Continue Reading

Silk and its Uses

Silk Cord The softness and stability Silk provides is one of the reasons it is very popular among beaders. You can make a simple necklace by stringing gemstone beads on the cord and finishing it off with a nice clasp. If you want to take it a step further knotting in-between each bead can create more … Continue Reading

Jewelry Tools: Beyond the Basics

If you’ve been to a beading store, either online or in person, then you’ve seen the wide array of jewelry tools to choose from. The wide selection of pliers, tweezers, and needles make sense, but what about the stranger tools? Like the tapered pointy things that look like skewers? Or those pliers with the white … Continue Reading

How to Use Leather Cord Ends

Learn how to use Leather Cord in your Handmade Jewelry Leather cord in handmade jewelry making is having a moment right now. Gemstone beads and pearls pair beautifully with suede lace, deerskin lace or leather cord. Customers at Beadworks are often excited about the possibilities but stumped when it comes to finishing their necklace or bracelet … Continue Reading

Beading Tips and Tricks

While we love teaching beading classes, we also know that a well-timed beading tip can be equally helpful to first-rate jewelry making. Here are just a few of the beading tips and tricks that we rely on. Clearly, have the right jewelry making supplies is a must! Don’t ever use clear nail polish – Use Hypo-Cement When … Continue Reading