Wirework and Beading Video Tutorials and Guides
This page has links to videos or embedded videos that have wirework and beading information, tutorials and guides. Content checked in July 2018.
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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.
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.
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 £29.99 for a year.
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.
In this video, learn how to do a chain maille weave with captured round beads.
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!
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.
Another great video from Hadar Jacobson. Shows you how to use an oxygen/propane torch to ball up both ends of wire.
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.
Great tutorial from Beadaholique.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy to follow video showing how to wire wrap beach glass.
Great little video from Aunties Beads.
Another great tutorial from Aunties Beads