Jewelery Making Basics {Video}

You Tube viewer asked me if I would film a video of my bead stash and storage. I decided to add a brief¬†overview of jewelery making tools and supplies so if you are just starting out (or need a refresher) you could learn a thing about the tools and supplies of jewelery making. Grab a ‘cuppa’ and have a watch ūüėÄ

If you are looking for the bead storage tower I have you can get it at JoAnn.com, it is on sale too!

 Here is a review of the tools you need to get started, sometimes you can find a kit with all the tools you need, also shop around because prices vary!

3 in one pliers with round nose ends ($4-$8).

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A bead board ($4-$10) or a towel with a measuring tape.

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Your choice of beads, stringing wire or thread, findings etc.

Not neccessary but I recommend flush cut pliers (I got a good pair for $4 at Wal-Mart), crimp pliers (there are about $16 so I used a 50% off coupon at ACmoore to buy mine).

You can store your beads on the packages they come in, fish & tackle¬†boxes, tool boxes, butter tubs, test tubes, film canisters,¬†Tupperware¬†and other recycled containers. I must say I love the fish & tackle boxes the best! It is nice to have portable storage so¬†you can¬†lug your bead stash into the¬†living room so you can bead while you¬†watch TV and hang out with the family. I can load all of my boxes into a large plastic tote and haul it upstairs whenever I like, or I can gather all of the supplies I might need on my bead board (that is if I already have an idea what I want to¬†make, in most cases I don’t and I just play with the beads until inspiration¬†strikes!) and just bring that, that is why¬†the little cubbies on the board are so handy.

I hope I inspired you to do some beading today! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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