Jewelry-Making Tools: Flat-Nose Pliers

As a jewelry designer, it’s important to have a pair of good-quality flat-nose pliers in your toolbox. Flat-nose pliers are considered a multi-purpose tool when making jewelry. They can be used for manipulating wire, opening and closing jump rings, and smashing crimp beads. In addition, flat-nose pliers are especially handy for making perfect wire-wrapped coils. … Continue Reading

5 Expert Tips for Beginner Jewelry Makers

We can’t think of a more satisfying feeling than designing and making your own jewelry. Making jewelry can be a relaxing, fun, and creative experience. In addition, it is one of the most diverse hobbies! There are so many branches within the world of jewelry-making, such as metalsmithing, wire-wrapping, bead looming, and so forth. Here … Continue Reading

Silk Used in Jewelry

Silk Cord The softness and stability Silk provides is one of the reasons it is very popular among beaders. You can make a simple necklace by stringing gemstone beads on the cord and finishing it off with a nice clasp. If you want to take it a step further knotting in-between each bead can create more … Continue Reading

Beadalon, Beads’ Best Friend

Beading with Beadalon Beadworks is proud to carry Beadalon because we believe it is the best beading wire in the industry. It is the only company that manufactures its own beading wire and micro cable. Choosing the right Beadalon spool can be a tricky task, but we’ve got tips and tricks that will help you make … Continue Reading

Jewelry Pliers: Get to Know Them!

Pliers are probably the most well known and well-used tool. They can be used for holding screws or nails for home repairs, as a grip on a slippery pipe, or to hold delicate projects steady. There are many different types of pliers, here’s a guide to the most common types of jewelry pliers that we … Continue Reading

Make Your Own Statement Earrings with Chain

Make a Statement with some Statement Earrings Shoulder duster statement earrings is a trend that we have been super excited about at Beadworks lately. They are so versatile and there are endless ways to make a pair that is one-of-a-kind. Here, we’ll be walking you through the steps to make some simple earrings with a … Continue Reading