Where to start in bead jewelry making?

by Timi Michaels

i am new to bead making, less than a week old. I would like to know;

1- how to proceed
2- tools to purchase,
3- what to have in mind while designing
4- where i can get inspirations
5- and where i can order quality materials.

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where to orde for beads
by: whytepearls

you can checkonline fire mountain gems, they sell quality beads and you can order whereever you are.
I hope this will be helpful.
regards,

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New to Beading...what you need to start NEW
by: Anonymous

I suggest taking a beginning bead class from a local bead store. You can also find lots of videos on youtube with great instructions. Beadaholique.com, artbeads.com, fusionbeads.com, etc. all have tutorials on how to make different jewelry.
I think the basic tools you need to start are:
1. chain nose pliers
2. round nose pliers
3. Nipper tool (to cute wire)
4. A crimper
5. A mat or bead tray to set up designs
6. Beading wire, headpins
7. And Beads, of course!

Good luck!

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Simple Beading NEW
by: Anonymous

Try some simple project from http://beadjewelrymaking.com/ step by step beading tutorial.

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Where to start in bead jewelry making? NEW
by: Anonymous

I crochet necklaces and bracelets. I watched videos online, searched through images, Etsy, Ravelry, Artfire, etc.

Try crochet thread size 10, a metal hook size 11 and size 4, 5 or 6 beads from Ebay.

Acrylic and imitation pearls are less than .005¢ apiece. Some Tibetan silver beads are .01¢.

Try simple patterns. Then, advance.

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Where to start in bead jewelry making? NEW
by: Anonymous

I buy the cheapest acrylic, transparent, faceted beads on Ebay. Then, I try to create the prettiest patterns and designs suitable for those beads.

Wholesale requires the purchase of a large amount. I'd rather buy small amounts with a bigger variety of different colors, shapes and sizes.

Ebay offers 500 beads for $2. That's plenty for each variety.

The transparent acrylic beads glitter in the same way as glass. Acrylic is sturdier than glass. Glass breaks more easily.

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