Don’t jump into your next beading projects without any knowledge of the beading techniques you need! Be(ad)Wise videos offer easy-to-follow instructions, high-resolution video clips, and amazing tips and tricks from Interweave’s beading experts and teachers. Then, head over to our bead shop for all of the supplies you need to practice what you’ve learned!
We love this cool little tool from ImpressArt called the Bracelet Bending Bar. It’s fun to stamp words or designs onto their metal bracelet blanks and then easily shape them into bracelets. Here’s how: First, plan your design by pressing your stamps onto paper, or use a pencil to draw the letters. Then place the […]
Check out this new Interweave BeadWise video for an easy way to make a leather feather for a necklace, pair of earrings, key ring, or purse accent! Here’s what you’ll need: Scrap of leather (about 3×4”) Piece of paper to make a template Pen Sharp pair of scissors Hole-punch pliers (suitable for leather or metal) […]
Nothing could be easier than making a Memory Wire Bracelet. There are no knots to tie or glue. No crimp beads to squint at and squish. All it takes is a bit of Memory Wire, some beads, and two tools—round-nose pliers and hardware-store cutters (we don’t recommend using your nice jewelry cutters, as Memory Wire […]
Hey friends! We’re back with another super easy trick for making your own ear wires. The fun part about making your own is the fact that you can use up scraps of colorful wire for a variety of ear wires in fun shades! You’ll need to pick up the Easy Ear Wire Jig at your […]
Check out this new Interweave BeadWise video for an easy way to make a tassel using a credit card. We’ve used embroidery floss here, but you can use any type of cord, yarn, or thread to wrap around a credit card. Remember, the more times you wrap, the thicker your tassel will be! Then cut […]
Do you have dozens of bracelets piled in a drawer, a box, or a bowl? What about all those earrings you find yourself digging through in order to find just the right pair to go with your outfit? Never fear—BeadWise is here to offer a few clever ideas for storing and displaying your bracelets and […]
Hey all you crafty folks out there! We know you love to learn tips, tricks, and hacks just like we do! So we’re pleased to introduce you to our new free video series, BeadWise. Every two weeks or so, we’ll bring you fun and creative ideas for all things beady! So check back often, and […]