BeadsBeads can be a great addition to art jewelry. Making your own beads can be beneficial in numerous ways: first, you can make the bead holes exactly the size you need. Secondly, you can make fiber and wire beads any color that you need for just that perfect piece. Lastly, you can make your entire piece of art jewelry out of wire beads, wire and fiber beads or a combination of both. In any event, being able to make your own beads allows you greater flexibility and enhanced creativity in making any of your own art jewelry pieces.
  • Make Wire Beads

    Make Wire Beads

    MWB1 - I wrote Make Wire Beads, the book about how to make beads from wire, over ten years ago and its' success has continued. The book was self published back in the days when print on demand didn't really exist. A true labor of love, Make Wire Beads experienced unprecedented success that still continues. Why? I really think it's because I hit on an arena that hadn't been addressed during the height of the bead making scene. All manner of bead making has been popular over the years with multiple books on each type with the exception of beads made from wire. So, if you're looking to learn how to make beads with wire, you've come to just the right place.

    MAKE WIRE BEADS consumed much of a year of my time while I was utterly obsessed with making the very best kind of wire beads I could think of. Without using solder. As a result, I came up with over forty different wire beads. What's most important about this book however, is that I created a groups of simple wire wrapping techniques that allow you to make many variations on the beads in MAKE WIRE BEADS. Did you ever think of altering your wire before you started using it? Did you know that you could make hollow wire beads using a simple sugar cube? Did you ever realize that you could make an infinite number of wire beads by simple changing one of three different variables? Did you ever think you'd be able to make wire jewelry just with wire beads?

  • "Lizette" Sterling Wire Bead Cuff

    "Lizette" Sterling Wire Bead Cuff

    CB01 - One of the best selling tutorials, this wire bead cuff project with step-by-step photos, is assembled using a simple “s” weave stringing technique with wire. Simply make and darken your wire beads according to the instructions and then string them as shown.

  • "Grace" Necklace and Earrings

    "Grace" Necklace and Earrings

    NK02 - "Grace" necklace and earrings ensemble is a stunning wire and wire bead tutorial. Black steel wire combines with the shiney white look of fine silver to create this dramatic look. Learn how to make these gorgeous, textured little wire beads with 20 detailed, step-by-step photos to ensure your success.

  • Copper Bead Ensemble

    Copper Bead Ensemble

    PEN01 - Learn how to combine wire beads that you make yourself with chain. Once you start combining these two simple elements, be forewarned because you may not be able to stop! Honestly, there are many different ways to combine beads and chain so here's hoping this tutorial will help you get started.

  • All Wound Up

    All Wound Up

    AWU1 - Now you can make beads and art jewelry from your favorite fibers, yarns and threads!

    All Wound Up is a 25 page instruction ebook illustrating how to easily make over 14 fiberwire beads. With a full color shot of each type of bead along with 20 plus black and white photos, it would be hard to miss with this jam packed booklet. Whether you're a novice or a pro, you can experience almost immediate success by following the simple and clear instructions in All Wound Up.