Other Beads & Jewellery Making Supplies

Making beaded jewellery at home is a fun hobby that can be shared by everyone in the family and can even be profitable as well. All it takes is a level workspace, some free time, ideas about what to make, and the necessary beading supplies

What supplies are needed to make beaded jewellery?

Besides the beads themselves, some of the essential jewellery-making supplies that are needed to make beaded jewellery and similar jewellery items are:

  • Wire cutters
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Beading mat
  • Bead stopper
  • Clasps
  • Crimp beads
  • Beading wire 

In addition, storage boxes or cases are necessary to keep the beads from going everywhere and potentially leading to an accident. Some cases have additional storage for other tools. However, a small toolbox works just as well. 

What are the basic steps to making beaded jewellery?

Some of the basic steps to making jewellery with beads like crystal beads and rhinestones are to attach a clasp to one end of a think pieces and beading wire. Then, string the beads onto the wire, adding different sizes or colours of beads for variety. Crimp beads should also be added to each end of the piece of jewellery to keep the beads in place, then add the receiving end of the clasp to the other end of the chain of beads.