Basic Beading Techniques

Gain versatile new beading skills with's Techniques! Follow along with our easy to follow step-by-step picture tutorials on many useful basic beading techniques, such as opening and closing a jump ring, adding a charm to a chain and attaching an ear wire. Each technique page will have a list of materials and tools that you will need, plus any additional tips that we found helpful.

Opening and Closing a Jump Ring

Add a Charm to a Chain

Using Split Ring Pliers

Attaching an Ear Wire

Cutting Chain Efficiently

Using an Interchangeable Large Hole Bead Chain

Using Smart Beads with Large Hole Bead Chain

Wine Markers

Applying Jewelry Shield

Applying Tool Magic


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