Category Archives: Making Jewelry

Great Beading Tutorial

I found a great beading tutorial on YouTube today that I wish I had watched before I made my mother in law’s necklace.


I have watched several others but this lady covers so much from beginning to end of making a bracelet and also includes information interchangeably for a necklace. She discussed why the clasps should be added at the end unlike other videos that showed one end being put on first then starting to string the beads. She talked a lot about crimping beads and why it’s a good idea to buy sterling silver ones as opposed to the cheap two dollar ones. I had not seen a wire guard used before so that was very helpful as well.  She also went over measurements and how to do that correctly. You get to see how she finished the necklace which is slightly tricky if you have never done it before!  So I saw all of the mistakes that I made but I think I can fix them without too much trouble.

She has a pleasant and consistent speaking voice and not too loud or too soft. The pace is steady and not boring or too fast. I highly recommend this video if you want to get into beading and making jewelry! It is suitable for adults and children.