Wirework and Beading Video Tutorials and Guides

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Aunties Beads

Hugely useful website with lots of beads to buy but also lots of tutorials and information about beading. You'll find some fantastic video tutorials here with techniques as well as wonderful projects. If you're into beading it's well worth a visit.

Beadalon

Huge range of free videos about beading including knotting, wire wrapping, how to use the tools and how to choose the right wire. The videos go from basic beginners information through to advanced projects. All the videos are short - three minutes - so you can quickly learn a new skill and start creating.

Beaded Beads

Step-by-step instructions on making a beaded bead using a wooden base bead and seed beads for the netting. Several completed projects are shown using this technique.

 

Bead TV

This UK based site features video tutorials on a large variety of jewellery related topics including metal clay, beading, chain maille, lampwork, mixed media, stringing, knotting and wirework. Subscription is £24 or $45 for a year.

Beaducation

Fantastic free videos on a variety of topics as well as some to buy. Very high quality video and detailed handouts with the purchased videos. You need to sign up for the site and you can then access any of these video tutorials...Stamped Jewelry Design Ideas, Sawing Metal, Annealing Metal, Introduction to Riveting, Torch Safety Talk, Felted Beads, Viking Knit, Byzantine Chain, Introduction to Chain Maille, Making your own Earwires, Making your own Balled Headpins, Introduction to PMC, Introduction to Fine Silver Fusing, Wire Jewelry Fundamentals, Perfecting the Wire Spiral, Making your own Jumprings, various project tutorials at beginner and advanced level.

Beadweaving 770 - Vatican View Bracelet (RounDuo & Pinch Beads)

 

Byzantine Chainmaille Tutorial

 

Captured Bead Chain Maille Tutorial

In this video, learn how to do a chain maille weave with captured round beads.

 

Cocktail Beaded Ring

 

Custom Handmade Matching Earring Wires Simplified

Earrings can be the bread and butter of your jewelry business, creating unique custom match earring wires for each pair you make can up the perceived value of your work. It's the little things that make the difference, and here's a simplified way to make an exact matching pair of custom earring wires. With this technique you can easily adjust the armature and shape making your focal pieces stand out even more!

 

Floating Illusion Necklace

The beads on the necklace look as if they are "floating" because the wire is hard to see. Crimp beads are used as "stoppers" so the floating beads will stay in place.

 

Hadar Jacobson - Balling up Wire at Both Ends

Another great video from Hadar Jacobson. Shows you how to use an oxygen/propane torch to ball up both ends of wire.

 

Jewellery Maker

UK supplier of gemstone beads, findings, threading materials, chains, jewellery making kits, tools and accessories. They also have a number of video tutorials showing basic wire working and beading techniques.

Jump Rings - How to make them with the Wubber Bail Making Pliers

Great tutorial from Beadaholique.

 

Rio Grande YouTube Channel

Have a browse through the video tutorials from Rio Grande. They cover metal clay, bronze clay, copper clay, jewelry making, how to use tools videos, resin, forging metal, stone setting, patination and lots of other things. Well worth a browse.

Silversmith's Metal Clay Powder

A different way to buy silver clay, this powder has a longer shelf life than PMC or Art Clay. It does require mixing and there are some issues with it. The supplier website gives plenty of information about how to use it and they have a YouTube video how to mix and use it.

 

Twisted Wire Grapes Bracelet

With this tutorial you'll learn how to use the wire twisting techniques to create a wire bracelet. Manipulate the twisted wires and create little twigs and use purple beads that looks like clusters of grapes. Create variations, use other colors of beads, maybe red or orange and create strawberries and orange fruit clustered wire jewelry.

 

Vertical Spacer Daisy Chain Bracelet

 

Viking Knit Chain Making - Ganoksin

Explore Ancient Traditions in Viking chain making, Celtic piercing, Saami bracelet & Anticlastic raising at our private studio in beautiful Lanesboro MN. Awarded Best Arts & Outdoor Sports Town. Beginning and advanced students are welcome. 

Wire Caged Beads

A fun and inspirational techinique. Once you get started you find you can achieve many results. Different wire guages make for a great textural design element. 

 

Wire Wrap Beach Glass

Easy to follow video showing how to wire wrap beach glass.

 

Wire Wrapped Bracelet

Great little video from Aunties Beads.

 

Wire Wrapped Rings

Another great tutorial from Aunties Beads

 


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