Techniques & Guides

In addition to our instructional videos and free beading projects, we also have expert articles, charts, and reference guides to help you learn new beading techniques and get more out of jewelry-making. Choose a category below to get started.

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Browse our expert jewelry making techniques and beading guides by category below.

  • Jewelry Making Techniques
    Find jewelry making guides covering a variety of popular beading techniques. Topics range from basics such as how to use a crimp bead, to detailed overviews of kumihimo braiding, macrame knotting, bead weaving and more.
  • Free Beading Patterns
    Learn essential bead weaving stitches with free beading patterns, videos and diagrams.
  • Style Guides
    Get expert advice on how to create jewelry with a specific look and feel. Our designers offer tips on techniques, materials, colors and more.
  • Product Guides
    Learn more about the products used in beading and jewelry making. Find product guides covering a specific type of component as well as brand overviews of an entire product line.
  • Charts & Diagrams
    Browse charts and diagrams to help you with planning, organization and creating jewelry including guides to birthstones and anniversary stones, seed bead size charts, wire gauge guide, and standard lengths for necklaces and bracelets.
  • Jewelry Making Glossary
    Our glossary contains definitions for many common words and phrases used in beading and jewelry making.