Jewelry Stringing Techniques: A Beginner’s Guide


Welcome to our guide on jewelry stringing techniques. Whether you’re an experienced jewelry designer or just getting started on your creative journey, this resource is full of valuable tips and tricks to help you craft beautiful pieces that your customers will love.

So, let’s dive in and explore the world of stringing!


What are the essentials needed for jewelry stringing?

Essentials: To get started with jewelry stringing, you’ll need a few key essentials.

  • Jewelry wire
  • Beads
  • Crimp tubes
  • Clasps
  • Jump rings

Tools: You’ll need a few essential tools alongside the materials.

  • Wire cutters: for snipping the wire to size.
  • Round nose pliers: for shaping loops and curves.
  • Chain nose pliers: for gripping and bending wire.
  • Crimping pliers: to secure crimp tubes neatly, ensuring a professional finish.
  • Bead board: to organize your work, helping you plan and arrange your beads and components before stringing them together.

3 Tutorials Exploring Stringing Techniques

Explore simple stringing techniques through these 3 video tutorials. Andria Bieber Designs presents a tutorial on crafting a stunning beaded necklace. From Eurekacrytalsbeads, learn how to string a bracelet professionally with Leah’s guidance. Learn from Kate at as she demonstrates how to string a trade bead necklace. These videos offer valuable insights for jewelry makers of all skill levels.

1. How to Make a Red Quartz, Amethyst Stone and Copper Necklace | Andria Bieber Designs

Learn how to create a stunning beaded necklace with Andria Bieber’s latest tutorial, featuring materials from a kit available for purchase on her website. Follow along as Andria demonstrates the process of attaching leather findings with crimp end beads and crafting a unique pendant, using beautiful red quarts, lavender amethyst stone and copper beads. With step-by-step instructions and helpful tips, you’ll be able to recreate this beautiful piece of jewelry yourself

2. Beginner’s Stringing Bracelet Tutorial |

In this video, Leah teaches viewers how to string a bracelet professionally. She covers essential tools like toggles, crimp beads, and French wire, and demonstrates how to select the right wire color for your beads. Leah shows how to string beads onto the wire, attach the clasp securely using crimps and French wire, and finish with crimp covers for a polished look. She emphasizes the importance of using high-quality materials for durability.

3. Free Tip Friday: String a Trade Bead Necklace with Kate |

Join Kate Richburg in one of her Free Tip Friday videos as she explores a collection of beads and jewelry-making techniques (the link jumps to section where she is creating a clasp). Learn about the unique trade beads available at and get inspired by Kate’s creative process as she demonstrates how to string them into a beautiful necklace. From knotting techniques to creating a loop for closure, Kate shares invaluable tips and personal anecdotes, making this video a must-watch. is a wealth of knowledge in the jewelry making industry! Check out the other tutorial videos they share and days they go live!

Stringing Supplies:

Nunn Design Wholesale Findings:
Nunn Design carries many of the findings you’d need for your stringing projects, wholesale.

Toggles Bars & Rings

Lobster clasps


Metal Beads



For what we don’t carry, here is a list of online bead stores. These stores aren’t just about beads; they’ve got a whole range of goodies, including Nunn Design findings.

Remember, the journey of crafting beautiful jewelry is not just about the end result, but also about the joy and fulfillment you find along the way. So, gather your materials, let your imagination run wild, and don’t forget to enjoy the process! Happy Stringing!

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