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 [...]

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 [...]

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! http://youtu.be/JG_7_PHdbP4 In this video I'm wearing: Isabella necklace in the Aqua [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]