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The Basics: Information & tutorials to get you started

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I spent some time looking back over the Jewelry & Beading blog, and I decided that it was way past time to make a list of all the posts that will give you the basic info you need to get started in beading and jewelry-making. Tammy Powley, who was the original editor of this blog, provided an absolute treasure trove of tutorials and information. I've attempted to pick up where Tammy left off and add my own 2-cents worth.

So that you don't have to bookmark this specific post, I've also posted it as a permanent page in the blog. You can find the link in the sidebar to the right under the heading of Pages. I will be keeping that page up to date with new links to basic info and tutorials as they are added here!

Which kind of jewelry to start making

How to string gemstone and pearl jewelry

Determining hole and bead size

Getting started with making wire jewelry

Beading wire vs silver wire

Adding new jewelry methods – start simple

Considering your jewelry clasp

Jump ring problems

Do not fear your torch

Learn silversmithing

Copper jewelry skills

Filing jewelry

A blank bead board

The Tri-Cord Knotter

Test drive your jewelry

Jewelry making safety tips

Free jewelry e-courses

Finding jewelry classes

Design school directory

Bombarded by beads

You need a lot of beads

Organizing your beads and jewelry making supplies

Jewelry tool reviews

25 DIY jewelry sites

My favorite jewelry forums

Bead embroidery techniques

The Library – the best beading and jewelry books

Making your own beads

Online color training and tools