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    A great resource site for beading enthusiasts. Loads of articles, tips, suggested books and resources to beaders of all levels of experience.

  • Articles
    Beading is a fascinating subject, and at this website I have put together a bunch of great beading articles.

    • Christmas Ornaments
      Christmas ornaments made from ordinary pipe cleaners and inexpensive acrylic beads are very pretty and easy to make. They look quite impressive yet are easy enough for small children to make. This is one Christmas craft idea to use again and again. Older people will enjoy making this Christmas craft, too, which can be varied to make a number of different sparkling ornaments for your Christmas tree.

    • History of Beads
      What do you think the earliest recorded use of beads is – is your first thought perhaps beadwork created by the Egyptians? Yes, there certainly were a lot of beaded items in Egyptian times, but beadwork has been found dating back to the Stone Age. Even in caveman times, men and women were interested in improving their clothing and appearance with the use of beads. This article helps you to discover the history of beads.

    • Making Beaded Jewelry
      Making beaded jewelry is an inexpensive and fun hobby that nearly anyone can do. The materials needed are readily accessible and cost very little money. Aside from the requisite thread, needle and the beads, there are also some other materials that the hobbyist can use in making beaded jewelry. Hobbyists can also experiment with various beading techniques to make interesting and unique creations.

    • Sign of the Times
      When you hear the word “beads,” do you immediately think of jewelry? Or do you think of Rosary beads or some other non-jewelry use of beads—beaded dresses, headbands, belts? Perhaps you think of a country and western outfit, a studded, head-to-toe piece of jewelry.

    • Size Matters
      Picking out beads is one of the most enjoyable parts of making your own jewelry. There are so many color combinations, complementary beads, beautiful handcrafted beads and unique beads; it’s easy to get lost in the process of looking at beads.

  • Resources
    Listing of various resources useful for beading enthusiasts.

    • Ulimate Bead Guide
      The Ultimate Bead Lover's Guide is a wonderful resource for learning about beading. It covers everything you need to know to get started in beading, as well as lots of more advanced hints and ideas.

    • Bead and Button
      This magazine is definitely one you want to be reading. Loads of great beading ideas, information and news.

    • Running Your Home Craft Business
      You can earn a great income doing something you love! Join the thousands of people that have started their own fun, profitable home craft business.

    • Sell Your Beads
      This resource covers nearly everything you need to know about getting up and started in your own Beading Business

    • Sell Your Crafts
      Do you create quality handmade gifts and crafts? Are you interested in selling your crafts wholesale or retail?

  • Books
    Listing of various books and other resources useful for beading enthusiasts.

    • Bead Fantasies
      In this book are 70 projects with detailed instructions and illustrations to help you copy the steps easily.

    • Bead On A Wire
      This is a fabulous resource if you're interested in wire and bead craft.

    • Getting Started Stringing Beads
      The art of crafting beautiful string and bead creations is explained in this step-by-step guide for novice beaders.

  • Tips
    A selection of useful and interesting beading tips.

    • Beading Chart
      Using a beading chart can make life so much easier - and there's more than one way to create one.

    • Dropped Your Beads
      That moment we all dread - a container of tiny seed beads has just tipped all over the carpet. What to do? Find the answer here.

    • Large Holed Beads
      Handy tip for working with large holed beads.

    • Opening Jump Rings
      Handy tip for opening jump rings when beading.

    • Seed Beads
      Seed beads can be tricky little things, this tip helps solve that problem!

    • Sorting Beads
      Sorting beads, particularly tiny ones, can be really difficult - this tip gives you some ideas on how to do it quickly and easily.

    • Storing Beads
      Heaps of great ideas for storing your beads, including items you already have around the home.

    • Work Surface
      Having a good work surface is an important part of beading. This tip gives you ideas on what to use.

    • Working With Leather
      Threading beads onto leather and working with leather can be a bit tricky. How to solve that problem!

    • Washing Beads
      Tip on how to wash your beads.

  • Projects
    Instructions on how to complete different beading projects.

    • Gemstone Necklace
      With gemstone beads, every bead is precious. Every bead is beautiful. A little more effort is needed when stringing a gemstone necklace together.

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"The Ultimate Bead Lover's Guide" is a wonderful resource for learning about beading.  It covers everything you need to know to get started in beading, as well as lots of more advanced hints and ideas.  

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