Here are some tutorials that will help you get started in the limitless art of bead making. The first group are written by other artists, and since I don't enjoy reinventing the wheel, I'm sending you straight to the experts! The second group are tutorials that I have written over the years that explore some simple ways to make your own beads in various media.
Resources from elsewhere:
An excellently photographed introduction to the steps involved in making lampworked beads.
Polymer Clay Central
Lessons, projects, and instructions from some of the finest polymer artists, all gathered in one place.
The Polymer Clayspot
Frequently asked questions about what it is and how to use it.
Wig Jig Wire Beads
A few lessons and many supplies for making twisted wire beads.
Metal Clay Academy
Everything you'll need to know.
All Things Metal Clay
More resources than you'll ever have time to read through!
Beads of Clay
Celebrating the world of ceramic bead artists. Artists working together to promote the art form.
Ceramic Bead Artists
Tutorials for both the beginner and the more experienced artist.
Lampwork bead tutorials
Cellini spiral beaded beads
Brick stitch beads
Peyote stitching a simple beaded bead
Making a two-drop peyote stitched bead
Making a beaded bauble
My favorite styles of lampwork glass beads to make
A mixed media Chinese fortune beads
Copper tube beads with patina
Roll-up fabric beads and wire beads
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