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Gemspedia >> Beading Techniques

Beading Techniques

Want to learn how to make a wrapped loop, or just want to see the difference between a bead tip and a bead cap? Find answers to your beading questions and fully illustrated how-to techniques here in our Beading Techniques page.

 

New Techniques

Straight Fringe

Looped Fringe

Coral Fringe

Right Angle Weave Stitch Bezel

Fusing a Fine Silver Ring Band

Beginning Beading Techniques

Crimping

Crimp Bead Covers

Simple Loop

Wire Wrapping

Opening and Closing a Jump Ring


Stringing Techniques

Crimping

Crimp Bead Covers

Crimping Beads onto Beading Wire

Magic Crimping

Crimping Cord

Using the Magic Finding and Omega Insert with the Magic Finding Pliers

Using the Magic Finding with the Magic Finding Pliers

Crimping Stretch Magic

Knotting Stretch Magic

Multi-strand - 3 to 1 Link

Multi-strand - 3 to 1 Link With Hidden Crimps

Multi-strand Piece with Cones

Multi-strand With Closed Jump Rings

How to Use a Premade Extender Chain

Make your own Extender Chain

Using a Wire Guardian

Using French Wire with Beading Wire

 

 

 


Basic Beading Techniques

Opening and Closing a Jump Ring

Add a Charm to a Chain

Using Split Ring Pliers

Attaching an Ear Wire

Cutting Chain Efficiently

Pearl Knotting

Pearl Knotting - Floating Beads

Using the Pearl Knotting Tool

Using an Interchangeable Large Hole Bead Chain

Using Smart Beads with Large Hole Bead Chain

Wine Markers

Applying Jewelry Shield

Applying Tool Magic

 

 


Bail Techniques

Attaching a Bail - Style 1

Attaching a Bail - Style 2

Attaching a Bail - Style 3

Attaching a Bail - Style 4

Gluing on a Bail

Bent Head Pin Bail

Wire Wrapped Center Drilled Bead Bail

Wire Wrapped Triangle Bail

Messy Wire Wrapped Bail

 


Cord Techniques

Lark’s Head Knot

Square Knot

Adjustable Knot

Crimping Cord

Attaching a Cord End - Style 1

Attaching a Cord End - Style 3

Attaching a Cord End - Style 4

Attaching a Cord End - Style 5

Wrapped Cord Bracelet

Macrame - Square Knot

Macrame - Half Knot Spiral

Using the Diva Cord Maker

Diva Cord Clasp - Option 1

 

 


Gluing Flat Back Rhinestones Techniques

Gluing Flat Back Rhinestones

Gluing Crystal Flat Back Rhinestones onto Crystals

Gluing Flat Back Rhinestones into a Charm


Wire Wrapping Techniques

Simple Loop

Wire Wrapping

Covering a Briolette

Wire Wrapped Link

Wire Wrapped Triangle Bail

Wire Wrapping - Around a Bead

Making a Wire Wrapped Bead Cap

Wire Wrapped Center Drilled Bead Bail

Bent Head Pin Bail

Wire Herringbone

Messy Wire Wrapped Bail

Messy Wire Wrapped Link

Wire Wrapped Ring - Messy Wrap

Wire Wrapped Ring - Simple Wrap

Finishing Memory Wire

Beaded Snowflake Form

Embellishing Filigree

Wire and Bead Flower

Using Wolf Grooved Looping Pliers

Using a Wire Gauge

Covering Component Techniques

Covering a Component - Outer Edge

Covering a Component - Surface

Filling in a Component

Covering a Bangle

Covering a Hair Accessory

Handmade Findings Techniques

Spiral Head Pin

Paddle Head Pin

Making a French Hoop Ear Wire

Making an Ear Wire

Making a Clasp - Simple Hook

Making a Clasp - Spiral Hook

Making a Clasp - S Hook

Making an S-Link with Multi-Sized Looping Pliers

Ball Head Pin

 

Coiling And Twisting Wire Techniques

Twisting Wire

Twisting Wire - Branch Effect

Using a Coiling Gizmo - Style 1

Using a Coiling Gizmo - Style 2

Using a Coiling Gizmo - Style 3

Using Wire Twisting Pliers

 

 

 

 


Chain Maille Techniques

Opening and Closing a Jump Ring

Byzantine Chain Maille

European 4-in-1 Chain Maille

Full Persian Chain Maille

Turkish Chain Maille

Helm Weave Chain Maille

Half Persian Chain Maille

Japanese 12-in-2 Chain Maille

Dragonscale Chain Maille

 


Wig Jig Techniques

Wig Jig Pattern 1

Wig Jig Pattern 2

Wig Jig Pattern 3

Wig Jig Pattern 4

Wig Jig Pattern 5

Wig Jig Pattern 6

Wig Jig Pattern 7 - Option 1

Wig Jig Pattern 7 - Option 2

 

 


Peyote Stitch Techniques

Flat, Even Count Peyote Stitch

Flat, Odd Count Peyote Stitch

Flat, Even 2-Drop Peyote Stitch

Flat, Even 3-Drop Peyote Stitch

Flat Peyote Clasp - Option 1

Flat Peyote Clasp - Option 2

Flat Peyote Clasp - Option 3

Flat Peyote Clasp - Option 4

Peyote Stitch Bezel

Picot Fringe

Flat Peyote Stitch Tube Bead

 

 

 

 


Right Angle Weave Stitch Techniques

Basic Right Angle Weave

Right Angle Weave Clasp - Option 1

Right Angle Weave Clasp - Option 2

Right Angle Weave Bead

Right Angle Weave Stitch Bezel

Right Angle Weave Ring

Right Angle Weave Tube Bead

 

 

 


Brick Stitch Techniques

Basic Brick Stitch

Basic Brick Stitch - Decreasing

Brick Stitch around a Component

Brick Stitch on a Component

Brick Stitch Around a Bead


More Bead Weaving Techniques

Basic Netting

Embellishing Netting

Netting Clasp - Option 1

Flat Square Stitch

Square Stitch Clasp - Option 1

Basic Herringbone Stitch

Tubular Herringbone Stitch

Tubular Herringbone Clasp - Option 1

Spiral Rope Chain

Anemone

St. Petersburg Stitch

Daisy Chain

Woven Beaded Bead

Basic Beading on a Loom

Loom Clasp - Option 1

Bead Embroidery

Bead Embroidery Clasp - Option 1

Cutting and Gluing Lacy’s Stiff Stuff

Beading Around a Bead

Straight Fringe

Looped Fringe

Coral Fringe

Wrapped Cord Bracelet

Using a Perfect End Thread Burner

 


Metal Stamping Techniques

Metal Stamping

Antiquing Silver

Using Liver of Sulfur to Oxidize Sterling Silver

Coloring Metal Stamped Letters Using Acrylic Paint

Coloring Metal Stamped Letters using Alcohol Inks


Dapping And Texturing Metal Techniques

Dapping

Texturing Metal - With a Chasing Hammer

Texturing Metal - With a Texturing Hammer

Flattening a Wire Form

Hardening a Wire Form


Riveting Techniques

Basic Riveting

Basic Riveting with Anvil

Riveting Using the 1/16 inch Riveting and Piercing System

Set Eyelets Using the 1/16 inch Riveting and Piercing System


Sawing Techniques

Setting Up the Saw Blade in the Saw Frame

Sawing a Design Out of Sheet Metal

Sawing Out Negative Spaces Inside a Metal Framework

Sanding and Filing Sheet Metal


More Metal Working Techniques

Disc Cutting

Using a Tumbler - Polishing

Basic Soldering

Basic Soldering - Embellishing


Forming Metal Techniques

Forming Filigree - Option 1

Forming Filigree - Option 2

Forming Filigree - Option 3

Forming Filigree - Option 4

How to Create Links using Decorivets


Fusing Fine Silver Techniques

Making a Fine Silver Ring for Fusing

Fusing a Fine Silver Component

Flattening a Fused Component

Texturing a Fused Component

Shaping a Fused Fine Silver Component

Fusing a Fine Silver Chain

Flattening and Texturing a Fine Silver Chain

Fusing a Fine Silver Ring Band

Making a Textured Fine Silver Ring

Ball Head Pin

Using a Tumbler - Polishing

 

 

 

 


Painting And Antiquing Metal Techniques

Antiquing Silver

Using Liver of Sulfur to Oxidize Sterling Silver

Coloring Metal With Acrylic Paint Dabbers

Coloring Metal With Alcohol Inks

Coloring Metal With Acrylic Paint Dabbers and Alcohol Inks

Coloring Metal Stamped Letters Using Acrylic Paint

Coloring Metal Stamped Letters using Alcohol Inks

Coloring Filigree With Acrylic Paint Dabbers

Coloring Filigree With Glitter and Acrylic Paint Dabbers

Painting Multiple Colors Onto Filigree


Ice Resin Techniques

Using ICE Resin with Bezel Pendants

Adding Color to ICE Resin

Making a Domed Surface with ICE Resin

Using ICE Resin with an Open Back Bezel

Using ICE Resin with Paper

Finishing ICE Resin - Doming

Finishing ICE Resin - Filing

Making a Silicone Mold

Using ICE Resin with a Mold

Combining Two Molded ICE Resin Pieces

Adding Resin to a Bezel Ear Finding

Embellishing an Ornament with ICE Resin and Glitter

 

 

 


Using Collage And Transfer Sheets Techniques

Using Collage Images with a Bezel Pendant

Using Collage Images with a Raised Surface

Using Transfer Images with a Bezel Pendant

Using Transfer Images with a Raised Surface


More Mixed Media Techniques

Using Jewelry Clay With Crystal Fancy Stones

Jewelry Clay Bead

Gluing Swarovski Elements Crystal Rivoli Stones into a Rivoli Component

Using Liquid Glazes

Rubber Stamping onto a Non-porous Surface

Using an Acrylic Block and a Clear Rubber Stamp

Picture Frames - Using Amazing Glaze

Picture Frames - Using Diamond Glaze

Creating a Laced Bezel Pendant

 


Wire Lace Techniques

Wire Lace Ribbon with a Jumbo Crimp Bead

Wire Lace Ribbon with a Crimp Bead

Glue Beads onto Wire Lace Ribbon


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