Helpful Links

There are lots of people who know more than I do about beadwork and jewelry making. Here are some links to excellent reference sites and other beady resources. Many of these sites have multiple topics to explore, so take some time to browse.

How-To: Stitches & Techniques

About.com Beadwork - The website that got me hooked on beading. Check out the many articles and tutorials, and visit the forum for some fun and informative discussions.

About.com Jewelry Making - More articles and another great forum, focusing on making jewelry in a variety of media.

Bob's Beading Tutorial Pages - A wealth of basic beading and jewelry techniques.

Suzanne Cooper's Jump Start Classroom - Tutorials on several beadwork topics, including several aspects of peyote stitch and the ever-popular frog stitch. This is where I learned about the wonders of the peyote starting strip.

References

Sylvia Sur's About Threads page - Need to know what type of thread will work best for your upcoming project? This site presents technical info and suggestions based on personal experience.

Shala's Graph Paper site - A graph paper bonanza with lots and lots of weaves.

* Also see the Maille Page for chainmaille-related links.

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Theresa Olin, 2004-2009