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Beading Basics

Learn everything related to jewelry making.
Yeap, even the things you’re too scared to ask about!
Plus, find out what those weird tools are for and how to use them.


Every once in a blue moon, we publish a new Beading Basics article with a video tutorial.

In it, you’ll find the 411 on the items of the week. We’ll cover anything and everything…from crimp covers to split ring pliers and anything in between.

We’ll make sure you’ve got your basics down in order to stand out as a jewelry making machine.



Get the skills you need to create high-quality accessories:

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  • Make sure you know how to finish your jewelry with style. Find out how to properly use wire protectors here:
  • Wondering what clasp to use? Check out our clasp-versity article. Learn what each clasp is for and the best practices.
  • Pliers: Love’em or hate’em they’re an absolute necessity. Save time and avoid trial and error with this basic plier glossary:


This is just the beginning.


We’ll be publishing a new article Every. Once. In. A. Blue. Moon. Don’t miss out:

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