Jewelry Making and Beading Projects for Beginners

I have just started yet another craft, beading/jewelry making. I would like to know if anyone knows of any good websites that offer patterns for beginning beaders and or jewelry making.

I have found a few, but thought maybe some of the veteran beaders/jewelry makers may know of a few good sites for a beginner in need of ideas and tips. Thanks.

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By CDJ516 from Burlington, NJ

February 25, 20100 found this helpful

Go to-Free Beading and Jewelry Projects-lot of info there, good luck.

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February 25, 20100 found this helpful

I don't know what kind of jewelry making you're interested in (bead weaving, stringing, wire work, etc.). Here are a few sites with some general information on the basics:

http://www.fusionbeads.com/beadingfaq/bead_techniques.php

http://www.artbeads.com/learning-center.html

http://www.firemountaingems.com/beading_howtos/default.asp

When I first started out I went to the Bead & Button message boards a lot. I seem to remember it was a pretty helpful community:

http://cs.beadandbutton.com/bnbcs/forums/

Another site is http://www.jewelrylessons.com/

There are lots of tutorials. Some cost, but there are plenty of free tuturials, too (esp. at the beginning & easy levels). You can ask questions, and in my experience, someone tends to answer quickly.

Best of luck. It can be very addictive! Right now I'm doing an inventory of my stash (my husband and I came up with a new "system." Ugh!). And I'm going to a bead show in a few weeks, to add some more! The more you work at it, the better your results will be. Practice makes perfect! If I think of any other particularly good sites, I'll come back and post. Enjoy your new hobby!

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February 26, 20100 found this helpful

There is a site called Artbeads.com which has a Learning Center which gives instructions for many techniques, as well as project ideas. They also sell beads, and they always have free shipping.

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May 21, 20140 found this helpful

Go to YouTube and type in what you are looking for and you will get loads of helpful videos.

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