Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Video Beading Tutorial: Tips & Tricks – Protect Your Crystal Cabochons

It can be soul-destroying when you’ve put so much hard work into making a treasured piece of jewellery, and you notice it has started to deteriorate. Have you ever noticed how older crystals have lost their sparkle and when you … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Materials: Bent needles

Almost every beadworker has bent needles in their stash, because they’re so handy for getting into awkward little places. Beading long term with a bent needle can cause problems to your finger and thumb joints because you may be holding … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Tips & Tricks: The best way to pick up beads.

I see many students who are new to beading, struggling to pick up their seed beads and crystals. Try this really helpful technique and you’ll never look back! In this video I’m wearing: Isabella necklaceĀ in the Aqua colourway. I’ll be … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Tips & Tricks: The Weaver’s Knot

The Weaver’s Knot is a great way to avoid having to sew loose ends into your beadwork. It’s perfect to use with Peyote stitch and Netting if your seed beads aren’t too small and the thread is fine enough. I … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Tips & Tricks: The best way to thread a needle.

As a beadwork tutor, I see many of my students struggling to thread a needle, which takes up a lot of their precious workshop time and can be a great source of frustration. Frequently I see the thread being brought … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Tips & Tricks: How to join in a new thread.

This video tutorial is about how to join in a new thread. It’s inevitable that, at some point whilst beading, you’ll need to join in a new thread. Many beadworkers, both beginners and more advanced, can find it a little … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Tips & Tricks: How to finish off a thread.

This video tutorial is about how to finish off a thread. It’s so important to know how to finish off a thread neatly, so that no loose ends show in your work. I demonstrate how to weave the thread back … Continue reading

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