Shipwreck Beads Video Library

New to beading? Check out these quick instructional videos to learn the most essential basics of beadwork! These videos not only teach you the techniques necessary to create fast, fun and fashionable simple strung necklaces, bracelets, and basic wire loop earrings, they also include explanations of required tools and supplies. Each video is also accompanied by a one stop shopping list that gathers everything you need to get started in the wonderful world of beadwork!

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Memory Wire

Description: Memory wire is a fun and versatile jewelry medium that fits many bead types. Memory wire is a flexible coil wire made of very hard stainless steel, so it is important to use memory wire cutters designed specifically for memory wire so as to not damage your other wire cutters. This video shows a memory wire bracelet, but you can also make memory wire choker necklaces and even wine glass charms by using different sizes of memory wire. You may also wish to finish your design by glueing a half drilled bead or memory wire end to the end of your memory wire instead of making a loop. Watch as Carol Bauer shows you how...

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Attaching a Crimp Clasp

Description: Crimp Clasps such as the EZ Crimp clasp allow you to put a professional looking finish to your necklace or bracelet with ease! As the name implies, Crimp clasps have the crimp and the clasp in one easy-to-use finding, eliminating the need for jump and split rings! Simply crimp each half onto either end of your design and your done! Watch as Carol Bauer shows you how...

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Making a Pair of Beaded Earrings

Description: Although the process is easy, there's nothing "Simple" about the endless stunning designs you can create with this technique! Pick up a few essential tools, select your favorite styles and colors of beads, and follow these easy instructions to create thousands of incredible earring designs!

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Making a Simple Necklace

Description: Create a fantastic simple strung necklace in moments! Pick up a few essential tools, select your favorite styles and colors of beads, and follow these quick and easy instructions to create fun fashionable necklaces!

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Making a Simple Beaded Bracelet

Description: Create a simple strung bracelet in 5 minutes or less! Pick up a few basic tools, select your favorite styles and colors of beads, and follow these quick and easy instructions to embark upon a lifetime of beaded bracelet bling!

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