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How To: Use a bead reamer to smooth sharp edges on a bead

This video teaches us to use a bead reamer to smoothen sharp edges on a bead. You need a reamer, some water and the reaming tips. We need the large tip for enlarging and smoothening the holes and a 45 degree edging point for smoothening the edges of the hole. Twist the handle of the reamer and insert the tip in it. Take the bead and the reamer with the large tip & dip it into water periodically during the procedure so that the water acts as a lubricant. Begin filing the inside of the bead hol...

How To: Make an elastic Bali bead & crystal ring

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an elastic Bali bead & crystal ring. First, you need to get all of your supplies together, which include: elastic cord, crystals, glue, beads, and scissors. Start by cutting a 6 inch piece of the elastic cord, then string a bead to the middle of it. Then take a crystal and string it onto one side along with another bead and a silver bead. After this, place more beads around the other side of the middle bead then put it around your finger to see if it's t...

How To: Make irregular bead cages

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make irregular bead cages. Corinne Bradd will show you how easy this is. First, if you have a flat or nugget type bead, it will be hard to make the cage easily. First, place the wire through the bead and bend it up from the loop. Hold it in place and wrap the wire around the bead. Keep wrapping until you get to the top. Next, wrap the wire around the top so that it will be completely fastened. Snip away any excess piece of wire. You can hang it from...

How To: Make a Bali bead and lampwork beaded bracelet

For anyone interested in learning how to make their own jewelry, try the simple steps in this arts and crafts tutorial to make a Bali bead and lampwork bracelet. To make the bracelet, you will need jewelry wire, a sterling silver toggle and clasp, crimp beads, Bali stone beads, lamp beads, silver bead snowflake caps, and silver spacers. The pattern calls for a snowflake cap, two natural stone beads, medium-size spacer, followed by a small spacer. This pattern of sandwiching a stone bead betwe...

How To: Make a gold foil bead

Check out this video to learn how to make a Murano style gold foil glass bead. Take a quick trip to Murano where bead artist Patricia Frantz shares how her discovery of Venetian glass and beadmaking changed her life. Then travel to the Glassworks Video Productions studio in Miami where we produced this tutorial on making a Gold Foil Bead. This demo uses Italian glass and gold foil to put a new spin on a traditional style.

How To: Make a interchangeable beaded watch band

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a interchangeable beaded watch band. First, cut your beading wire to appropriate length, then slide a crimp bead and lobster trigger clasp to one side of the wire. Then, bring the end of the wire back through the crimp bead creating a snug fit. Using the rear notch on your pliers, crimp the bead tightly. Then, add a crimp bead cover using the front notch on the pliers to close the bead tightly. Next, string your chosen beads, then repeat the first steps ...

How To: Bead a Halloween skull bracelet

For this project you will need some 4 mm orange beads, acrylic spacers, 4 mm black glass beads, 8 mm black glass beads, 10 mm orange glass beads, memory wire, headpins & skull charms. You also need pliers that include bent nose pliers, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers and memory wire cutters. Ordinary pliers become blunt when used on memory wires. In the first step cut some loops of the memory wire depending on how many loops you want to have on your wrists. Now take a skull charm and a 4...

How To: Make a beaded bookmark or "book thong"

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a beaded bookmark or "book thong". First, take a wire and add on a small horse shoe shaped bead. After you do this, use pliers to help bend the wire around this pin to keep it in place. Next, add on a peace sign pendant, then tie the wire around and push the wire into a cylinder bead. Continue to add on more beads to the wire until you reach the end. Use different types of bead to make it more unique and completely your own design. To finish, apply a cla...

How To: Make a polymer clay dog bead

If you are making a funky homemade charm bracelet or necklace, have a look at this tutorial. In it, you will learn how to make a polymer clay bead shaped like a cartoon dog. This is a great bead to use for a gift for the dog lover in your life. It won't take long to make this cute little guy and whomever you make it for will really appreciate it. This little bead has tons of personality. So, why not grab some clay and get molding.. this puppy can't wait to meet you!

How To: Use Amaco bead rollers

Our instructor will choose set 2, 6 and 8 to show you what the company offers. On the wrappers are pictures of the types of beads possible with each set. She will create from set 2 today, which makes oval beads. Inside of the packages, such as this package which holds set 2 are several items. First is the thin metal pins or rods that can go into the baking oven with the polymer clay molded around them. Next, two pieces for the mold, a bottom and top that fit together with grooves. There are a...

How To: Make a blue lamp work bead with Latticino and Frit

One of the coolest beading effects is the kind that suspends various materials - from flowers to Latticinos - in a clear glass case. Swirled or marbeled shapes can also be added for interest, but either way the resulting work is like looking into a prehistoric block of amber and peeking around at such curious fragments.

How To: Make a large beaded "rock star in love" necklace

In this video the demonstrator shows how to make an alternative style rock star bead necklace. She uses purple cording, pink round beads, and a pink and purple heart bead to construct this fun, original piece of jewelry. By using a headpin and pliers, she shows how to turn the heart bead into a charm to use in the center of the necklace. She also shows us how to knot the beads in place for a polished look. Follow her unique tips including using nail varnish to sting beads easier, seed beads t...

How To: Make a polymer clay zebra bead

This video demonstrates the making of zebra beads presented by Garden of Imagination. To make zebra beads, take white and black clay. First take the white clay and flatten it and then do the same with the black clay. Arrange them in five flatten layers one white strip and other black strip respectively. Cut it with cutter and fold around (up, down, right, left) the round bead of white clay and roll it in your palm to make it round. To make it as a bead poke it with pokeyard from both the side...

How To: Make a moose bead out of polymer clay

This video tutorial is going to show you how to make a Moose Bead from Polymer Clay by Garden of Imagination. You begin with clay and make a shape it like the head of the moose as shown in the video. Then take more clay and make the ears and attach them to the head. Now take lighter color clay, cut it out into heart shapes, poke around the edge with a pin, and attach them behind the head. Take a pin and make a hole at the top end of the head to make it a bead. Watch the video to finish the pr...

How To: Secure crimp beads using chain-nose pliers

This video shows the viewer how to secure crimp beads using both crimping pliers and chain-nose pliers for the purpose of jewelry making. The video uses two millimeter crimp beads, beading wire, and both sets of pliers to demonstrate the technique. To crimp using the crimping pliers, the viewer will utilize both notches of the pliers to crimp the bead onto the wire. In order to crimp using the chain-nose pliers, one must simply flatten the bead onto the wire. Crimping is a good method to secu...

How To: Make your own glass bead bracelet

In this video, you'll learn how to make a simple bracelet out of glass beads. Use this video to put your own unique spin on glass jewelry. You don't need expensive tools or lots of expertise - all you have to do is follow along with this video to make your own glass bead bracelet. It makes a great gift!

How To: Make a heart bead from polymer clay

See how to sculpt a miniature heart bead out of polymer clay with this free video craft lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for those with some familiarity of polymer clay sculpture, novice sculpters should be able to follow along given a little effort. For specifics, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started crafting your own mini polymer clay heart beads, watch this sculpture tutorial.

How To: Make a paper bead

Learn from Dawn of Stampin' Up! how to make a paper bead for either decoration or for a homemade necklace! You can make these beads out of newspaper, magazines, or designer paper. Get creative this weekend and make a pile of paper beads to create a unique jewelry piece perfect for any crafter.

How To: Make glass beads at home

Have you ever been curious about how glass beads are made? Or are you interested in getting started in the glass bead business? In this two-part video, see how one bead maker creates beautiful glass beads.

How To: Crimp jewelry beads on a wire

One important part of jewelery making involves properly crimping beads. This jewelry how-to video demonstrates the proper way to crimp beads on a wire. With the crimp bead on the wire place the bead in the first notch of the crimping pliers. Gently squeeze the tube until it is flat and secures the wire.

How To: Stitch the right angle weave for beaded jewlery

In this bead weaving video tutorial learn step-by-step how to make the very versatile Right Angle Weave for bracelets, necklaces and earrings. The right angle weave creates row upon row of beads, up to any thickness or length desired. Learn how to stitch the right angle bead weave by watching this jewelry-making video.

How To: Use a bead roller

Corinne Bradd shows Kristy Clark how to use the bead roller, a nifty gadget that can create perfect beads of equal size from polymer clay, quickly and effectively. Once they have been shaped and baked, these little beauties can be used for all sorts of projects, from jewelery to decorating picture frames and much more.

How To: Make a bunny bead out of polymer clay

This art and craft video shows you how to create a bunny head out of polymer clay. You start it by creating a round ball for the bunny head. You can then make it into a bead by using a small screwdriver (if you wish it to be a bead). You then take some additional clay and shape it into flat ears, fold them over to make them look floppy and attach them onto the round ball (head). The presenter then shows you how to add eyes, by pressing beads onto the face of the bunny using a needle. You can ...

How To: Make a silver vintage-style bead necklace

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a silver vintage-style bead necklace. First make sure you have silver wire and glass beads in the color that you prefer. Now, you will string the beads through individual wires and close them so these can be applied to the center of the necklace. This will create a long chandelier like quality on the necklace. After this, you will create the base of the necklace with the same color beads and silver. You will want to follow the pattern of creating silver ...

How To: Make fun pixelated fuse bead coasters

Remember the heyday of video games during the '80s when all video games were 8 bit and super pixelated? While we're glad to have video games that look so real we mistake them for reality sometimes, pixelation is still a cool way to add retro flair to any crafts project.

How To: Created a wrapped beading loop

Artbeads demonstrates how to make a wrapped beading loop. First, take a head pin or an eye pin and add the beads that you would like to use. Use chain nose pliers to make a 90 degree bend about 1/8 inch above the bead. Hold the bead so the tail of the wire is facing towards you. Use round nose pliers to position the wire into a loop. Use your fingers to complete the loop. Next, attach chain link or a clasp to the loop. Use another pair of chain nose pliers to wrap the rest of the wire around ...

How To: Make gold-filled beaded hoop earrings

Making your own hoop earrings can be fun and easy. In this video we learn to make gold-filled beaded hoop earrings with some wire, pliers, beads and an empty pill bottle. Take a 6 inch piece of 20 gauge wire and wrap it around the pill bottle. Then you take your round nose pliers and bend the tip of the wire in a 90 degree angle ending in a circle. You can be creative with what you put on for beads. In this video it shows a purple focal bead and 30 plain beads. So you would put 15 of your pla...