LET'S GET STARTED
This making jewellery guide is here to help explain the basic techniques and tools you require to get you started with your new and exciting hobby.
Starting a new craft can feel daunting but we’re always here to help and we have created lots of resources to help get you started. Once you have mastered the main techniques, you will be able to make a wide variety of designs and you will find jewellery making very rewarding.
FINDINGS & TOOLS
'Findings' are the essential components that bring your beads, charms and other materials together to make pieces of wearable jewellery. You can match your findings to your designs by choosing from different metallic tones including silver, gold and rose gold.
Learn about findings and their uses with our introductory video below! Choose your findings kit here >>
Get all the tools you need to perform the basics of jewellery making such as opening and closing jump rings, turning loops in headpins and eyepins, crimping and more.
Find out more about the basic jewellery pliers with our useful video below! Choose your pliers here >>
JEWELLERY MAKING BASICS
Learn the basic skills to make your own jewellery to wear, sell or gift! Follow the link below to explore our useful tutorials on how to use each component in your findings kit and learn about the different stringing materials, further findings, jewellery bases and more.
Learn how to use your findings and basic jewellery making materials here >>
Find out about the different types of beads available here >>
Learn more about different wires and cords here >>
FIND YOUR NEXT PROJECT
Explore the Beads Direct project gallery and discover unique designs to learn and make at home! Browse through each of the categories below and get the materials and tools you need for your favourite designs, all in one place!
HOW TO VIDEOS
Discover our growing range of jewellery video projects! Learn how to make your own unique beaded earrings, embellished bracelets, statement pendants and more gorgeous designs using items from Beads Direct.
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THE GUIDE TO JEWELLERY MAKING
Explore the wonderful world of jewellery making with the ‘Complete Guide’ – created exclusively by Beads Direct. Each CD focuses on an exciting new technique.
Start your collection today and master all the aspects of making your own gorgeous designs.