Ferrite Beads

I want to make one of those joule thiefs and I live in the USA. I don't know why I want to make it, I'd never need it/use it... BUT I MUST HAVE IT!!! I'm looking for tiny ferrite beads (toroidal shape) that are cheap (less than 10cents a piece). They CANNOT be leaded

Posted by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Stackable beads

Hey again, This time I'd like to know where to buy stackable beads as in the image below. Cheers!

Posted by jarris 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


BEADED ROSE?

HELLO. I WOULD LIKE STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE A BEADED ROSE

Asked by BABYGIRL50 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


PAPER BEADS

I TRIED TO DOWNLOAD YOUR PAPER BEAD INSTRUCTIONS.  BUT CAME UP WITH AN ERROR EACH TIME. PLEASE EMAIL THIS VIDEO WITH INSTRUCTIONS:  TO: carolynarenella2@gmail.com  THANKS A BUNCH!  CAROLYN

Posted by Nanaca61 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool

This is a very easy to use bead stringing tool! No special skills, batteries or electricity required.Based on a very simple scientific principle, the beads are "forced" onto your needle by the 100's - in a matter of seconds!Simply place seed beads into the bowl, insert the wire needle and spin!The BeadSpinner bead stringing tool easily strings ALL sizes of seed beads.The Bead Spinner stringing tool comes complete - with illustrated instructions and needles. VISIT US AT: http://www.beadspinner.net

Posted by BeadSpinner 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool

Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool This is a very easy to use bead stringing tool! No special skills, batteries or electricity required.Based on a very simple scientific principle, the beads are "forced" onto your needle by the 100's - in a matter of seconds!Simply place seed beads into the bowl, insert the wire needle and spin!The BeadSpinner bead stringing tool easily strings ALL sizes of seed beads.The Bead Spinner stringing tool comes complete - with illustrated instructions and needles. Please visit us at: www.beadspinner.net beads beading bead spinner beadspinner spin-n-bead DIY crafts knitting crochet fiber jewelry

Posted by BeadSpinner 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


wire and bead tree

wire and bead tree tutorial

Posted by halla 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Bottle Cap Beads

Ok....  I have literally exhausted every avenue I can.  All I can find are already done bottle cap beads and their finished jewelry.  NO WHERE have I found the instructions on how to actually make the beads themselves.  I need help.  This is driving me INSANE!  Basically you take to bottle caps(and MAYBE you round em out with a ball peen hammer)  Then you weld? glue? them together and drill holes thru them.  I have hundreds and hundreds of bottle caps for this project.  All I need are the instructions to do this project.  I am begging anyone out there who knows of, or has made these please, please...  Write me here, communicate with me telepathically....  Something..  Anything!  I am begging my fellow Instructians for assistance! Thank you in advance!! Johana P.S.  I am posting a picture of what the finished things look like.  Some have the wavy edges and some don't   I don't care if they have one of the other.  I just need to make these guys!!

Posted by JosiePosie76 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Making bead jewellery

Hi Guys,  Ive just joined this site. I was wondering if there are any other jewellery making people here, I love making bead jewellery, bracelets and necklaces etc and am always on the lookout for good places to find items and instructions etc, and just chatting to people about their hobbies.

Posted by hefalump 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


houndstooth print beads

Does anyone know where I can purchase houndstooth beads?  When I google this, all I am finding is ready made jewelry.  I want to create my own crafts/jewelry for sale.  Appreciate the help.

Posted by green-eyed girl 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Hama/Perler Beads

I am wondering how do you make your own hama/perler bead designs as i don't have photo shop as i think it costs to download it so is their any other way i can make my own designs 

Posted by bugsdonkey 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Project: bead printer

Hey everyone! My name is Michael and I have a project I'm working on: a fuse beads automatic "printer". After I got my mechanical eng. degree I was looking for a project to prove to myself it was worth it. I guess being a maker was my secret ambition, and I felt I needed some project to be proud of.  While babysitting my little cousins and doing some works with Perler beads, I thought to myself: hey! this is cool- I should try making something bigger! and so, as my works grew larger, I began to wonder- can I make it automatic?   What are fuse beads?  These are small beads made from plastic that come in various colors, and can melt under a regular home iron. Its a kids toy- you place a pattern on a mat, iron it- and get cool results. google it!   What is it supposed to do?  The idea is simple: place individual beads of various colors on a mat full of small spikes according to a pattern. sounds simple, doesn't it? I think its good to first look at a 2 color (black-white) simple scheme and try to print it on a small part of the board. Once the mechanical part is finished, the real programming will start.   Some numbers:  The beads are about 5[mm] in diameter and in height. A typical board is 30X30 spikes. A piece could usually contains 2-10 main colors.   !!STOP!!! Before you read my concept, I would like to know- how would you try to make this project? I have had this idea in my mind for over a year now, and I'm looking for new ideas.   The concept so far: As I've mentioned, its been a long journey already. I am far from having a working prototype and am open to suggestions. The "printer" I designed is similar to a CNC machine: a tube has 15 beads in it. The tube is moved above the board, placing the beads. Refill will be done manually since I wish to prove the mechanics first. I made the printer with Lego and an NXT controller and engines, simply because I had it at home. I tried making a 2 axis motion using a rack and gear (with transmission), moving a tube with beads in it. To my dread, the beads do not like falling off when placed on top of one another (in the tube), so I used a third engine, converting the rotary motion into linear one, applying a small force over the tube to prevent the beads from falling, moving them to the next position, than letting go. I discovered the engines are not as accurate as I would have wanted, and the results are meh. I will add some pictures at a later time as I need to re-assemble it.     Thanks a lot for reading, and I hope we can make this dream come true- lets have some fun!  

Posted by TheWildShnitzel 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How to make 550 paracord bead for pacing counter?

I'd like to know how to make a knot, that works as bead, which then can be put on a piece of paracord and works as pacing bead. Saw this great idea on eBay 

Asked by Teknix 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Anyone know how to drill holes in small stones?

For use as beads.

Asked by Schaftt 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Ideas for Men's beaded jewellery. Answered

Anyone got ideas for Men's jewellery. For example, what kind of beads, style, etc. I am kinda of bored making just plain cord necklaces. Thank you

Asked by beadydani 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What's the best way to clean bead release from lampwork beads? Answered

I'm brand new to lampwork bead making, but have watched tons of videos and read many tutorials on the processes.   Now that I have some beginner beads made, how do I clean the bead release from the inside of the bead? I'm using "Blue Coat" bead release from a beginner kit.  I've tried soaking them and using a mandrel to clean some of it out, but I'm inevitably left with some left inside.

Asked by wmcraver 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool

Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool This is a very easy to use bead stringing tool! No special skills, batteries or electricity required. Based on a very simple scientific principle, the beads are "forced" onto your needle by the 100's - in a matter of seconds! Simply place seed beads into the bowl, insert the wire needle and spin! The BeadSpinner bead stringing tool easily strings ALL sizes of seed beads. The Bead Spinner stringing tool comes complete - with illustrated instructions and needles. Please visit us at: www.beadspiner.net beads beading bead spinner beadspinner spin-n-bead DIY crafts knitting crochet fiber jewelry

Posted by BeadSpinner 10 years ago


Can you do a 16 strand beaded kumihimo braid? Answered

I have made 8 strand beaded kumihimo on a kumihimo disk.  I was wondering if it is possible to do a fully beaded 16 strand braid and if there are any tutorials?   I have searched and haven't found anything so far. Thank you for your time :)

Asked by TickledDog 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago



how to bead a shamrock ? ? Answered

Using head pins and heart glass beads so it will hold the shamrock shape to make it into a charm.

Asked by robin cameron 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Is this a Toroid Bead and can it be used for a joule thief? Answered

I found it at the end of a power chord.

Asked by coolpizzadude 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I make a clasp for a seed bead bracelet?

I mean the type that is a round ball of seed beads one end and loops at the other?

Asked by 9 years ago



were do you buy rosary beads from?

Asked by bailey2 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do I use circle beads? Answered

I just started getting into beading and I bought some beads on sale. In the pack were "circle" beads. I'm not sure what to do with them. I could always paint them and tie them onto a string of leather or something, I guess. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Asked by viciouspanda 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


any ideas for making beads using olive or fruit pits??

Asked by harleyronnie222 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Beaded necklace with bound neck section

Hi all, I've got this necklace that I'd love to recreate. The neck section appears to be bound with cotton, and the rest is strung with beads. Is there a tutorial somewhere for something like this? Cheers!

Posted by jarris 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


learning to create pictures with seed beads

I want to learn to create art using seed beads and I don't know where to begin.  By art, I mean actual pictures that you would hang on your walls like you may have seen done with m&ms or jelly beans lol.  I hope someone can lead me in the right direction.  I don't know if you use fabric or tear away paper or what, I just know I want to learn to do it.  Thank you, Alison

Posted by alison528 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Adhesive for gluing plastic bead on wood ?

What is great adhesive for gluing plastic beads on wood ? Epoxy glue? I also thinked super glue. I would like to glue plastic bead center of wooden pendant. Is anyone done this before?

Posted by DeathSuperMario 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to make a beaded necklace like this

Hi all, Another beaded necklace topic (sorry!) but I was wondering what tools/equipment/technique/materials I would use to make this sort of thing. I notice some are knotted, but generally I'd like to know how to make more complex patterns either knotted or unknotted. Any simple patterns/books, I'd love to take a look. Cheers! http://www.klimt02.net/jewellers/ulla-ahola

Posted by jarris 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Sanding/polishing porcelain beads in a tumbler

I'm looking to tumble porcelain bisque (not the final firing, still soft enough to sand off impefections), and polish the final fired porcelain beads in a tumbler. See attached photos of a final fired porcelain bead for the scale. I'm wondering if you know what media, burnishing compound etc I should be using, and for how long.. I already have a 3lb capacity Lortone Tumbler with stainless steel shot currently for polishing metal. But I believe this tumbler also does rocks.

Posted by jarris 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


DIY Beading Club Membership Package

Hi guys! To all jewelry makers out there I am offering a membership package that includes NEW and original tutorials personally created by me and my design team. The tutorials are in PDF format and you'll receive 10 tutorials for newly registrants and then 5 tutorials every month. You can visit Handmade Jewelry Club to find out more about DIY Beading Club Membership Package  Here's what we have for our First Month Lesson Plan Here's what we have for our Second Month Lesson Plan   

Posted by diylesson 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how do you make the african magazine harden to where they are just like a bead?

I tried using modpodge on beads and covering with clear nailpolish but it does not harden the bead.  It is still plyable not hard enough for a bead. 

Asked by lala74 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago



When making paper beads, is there anything you can substitute for clear varnish? Answered

Like maybe glue or something? Or is clear varnish the only thing you can use?

Asked by Jessie Marie 6 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Does anyone know how to make beads for hemp jewelery out of bottle caps?

I like making hemp jewelery and I would like to make some beads out of ald bottle caps. Can anyone help me out with that?

Asked by goldenberg.matthew 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


i am having truble beading the new tires? Answered

I tryed to inflate them but thay woun't bead  

Asked by yo man 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


My Red Crystal Star Pendant, with tutorial to share too!

Hi All,I just finished drawing out the tutorial for this beaded red crystalstar pendant - sort of using the beaded bead beading technique.See the free tutorial at:Pendant Tutorialthe finished photo of my pendant:PhotoThanks for looking!

Posted by beadangel 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago



Beaded 3D Halloween Witch Charm with tutorial!

Hi all,I'm already beading ahead for Halloween and also just completed this 3D Beaded Halloween Witch Charm Tutorial to share.I made this witch charm last Halloween but just managed to find time to draw out the tutorial now.I have hung it on my phone, bag and pouch as a charm.It is basicly created with the right angle weave beading technique but combines a little knowledge on jewelry making as you will need to know how to curl eyepins to put the piece together.Here's the free tutorial link: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/september.htmlSee more of my Halloween creations at: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/halloween_specials.htmlThanks for looking!

Posted by beadangel 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


manmade amber?

I want to know how people do amber mixture to make beads. Thank you

Asked by 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Beaded 3D Kitten Cat Charm with tutorial!

Hi all, I just made these cute little beaded kitten cats few weeks ago and the good news is I also just completed the free tutorial for it at: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/july.html to share with those who is interested to make one or a few for yourself.I used the smallest beads I have which is size 11/0 and one size smaller for the tiny paws, so the little cats are each standing at only 1 cm tall, they are so tiny that I'm thinking of making a kitten charm bracelet with some of them.I used typically the right angle weave technique but usually more than four beads weaves.I used various color combinations to make eight of them, each of different colors, here's more colors of my litter of beaded kitten cats: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/beaded_cat.htmlThanks for looking!

Posted by beadangel 9 years ago


How to make cornstarch packing peanuts?

I need the cornstarch packing peanuts so that when the bead is done baking, the cornstarch will melt, leaving me with a filigree style bead.  I am using polymer clay to make the bead.  I don't want to deal with the mess of melting beeswax in my oven, plus the cost.

Asked by alison528 6 years ago


How do I finish beading a necklace so that the ends don't show? Answered

Asked by entap187 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



Beaded 3D Kitten Cat Charm with tutorial!

Beaded 3D Kitten Cat Charm with tutorial!Hi all, I just made these cute little beaded kitten cats few weeks ago and the good news is I also just completed the free tutorial for it at: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/july.html to share with those who is interested to make one or a few for yourself.I used the smallest beads I have which is size 11/0 and one size smaller for the tiny paws, so the little cats are each standing at only 1 cm tall, they are so tiny that I'm thinking of making a kitten charm bracelet with some of them.I used typically the right angle weave technique but usually more than four beads weaves.I used various color combinations to make eight of them, each of different colors, here's more colors of my litter of beaded kitten cats: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/beaded_cat.htmlThanks for looking!

Posted by beadangel 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Perler Bead Artists - We Need You!

Calling All Creative Minds! Perler Beads & EK Success Brands are looking for a dynamic group of talented artists to help us create some epic content – in exchange, we’ll send you free Perler Beads!! The projects you create will be used in various promotional materials both online and offline and may lead to more creative opportunities in 2014-15. If you’re interested- email us at  kcreel@eksuccess.com. Hurry- the open slots are filling up fast!! Here are the ground rules: 1.)           All projects submitted to Perler Beads must be the original creation of the artist submitting the project, must be appropriate for a general audience, and must not contain any licensed characters (Nintendo, Minecraft, etc.) or other images that infringe upon the trademarks or copyrights of other people or entities. 2.)           Participating artists will receive free Perler Beads, but will not be paid. 3.)           Perler Beads will own all submitted projects and will have right to modify and use the projects without further notification, permission or compensation. 4)            Artists must be 18 or older to participate. 5)            Perler Beads reserves the right to terminate the program or the participation of any individual artist at any time in its sole discretion. Size, depth and content are up to you – show us what you can do! Experience with Perler Beads is recommended. Thanks!! PerlerKerry

Posted by PerlerKerry 5 years ago


Beaded 3D Kitten Cat Charm with tutorial!

Hi all, I just made these cute little beaded kitten cats few weeks ago and the good news is I also just completed the free tutorial for it at: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/july.html to share with those who is interested to make one or a few for yourself.I used the smallest beads I have which is size 11/0 and one size smaller for the tiny paws, so the little cats are each standing at only 1 cm tall, they are so tiny that I'm thinking of making a kitten charm bracelet with some of them.I used typically the right angle weave technique but usually more than four beads weaves.I used various color combinations to make eight of them, each of different colors, here's more colors of my litter of beaded kitten cats: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/beaded_cat.htmlThanks for looking!

Posted by beadangel 9 years ago


How do you convert beaded car pad to fit motorcycle?

My husband bought a beaded car seat pad and wants to cut it down to fit his motorcycle, but he doesn't quite know how to go about it.  His major concern is that if makes a wrong cut all the beads might come apart...any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

Asked by Joan Baker 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


FREE Figure 8 Ring Jewelry Making Video Tutorial

Hi all!  Anybody interested to learn and make a beaded Figure 8 Ring? You can watch this free video tutorial that's uploaded on my blog.

Posted by diylesson 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago