how to

  • turn any bead into a charm

      stack your beads, or series of beads on your chosen headpins.  use a round nose plier to hold the headpin about 4mm above the stack of beads with your non-dominant hand. with your dominant hand, wrap the headpin away from you and back towards you under the the plier. it does not matter if you ...
  • knotting

    looking for supplies? scroll down! knotting is a technique that is exactly what it sounds like - using the stringing material of your jewelry to create knots in between your beads. this can be done with leather, waxed linen, or any other cord material, but is most typically seen with silk knotti...
  • crimp

    looking for supplies? scroll down! crimps are the little flat (or round) findings that you typically see at the ends of a necklace, connecting the clasp to the necklace itself.  crimping is not done with all types of necklaces, but is necessary for any necklace made out of beadalon stringing wir...
  • wire-wrapping

    getting comfortable with wire is a must for anyone creating their own jewelry or working with jewelry. wire-wrapping is a technique that refers to using jewelry wire to create an attachment in order to connect a bead, charm, or object, to another bead, charm, or object, chain, or other finding.  ...
  • stretchy bracelets

    looking for supplies? scroll down! stretchy bracelets are a perfect place to begin your jewelry designing journey. however, that doesn't mean that stretchy bracelets aren't acceptable creations for experienced or professional jewelry makers. the options are limitless - whatever you can think of, ...