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    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
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    Default Tutorial Sources for Lowly Beaders

    So~maybe you want to make a tassel, learn to seed bead or review how to wire wrap? Or how about enameling, metalwork or torch firing~all to compliment our pearly projects!

    Where would YOU go for classes on how to do any of these skills? Many free tutorials are available, so please, let's share them, books included!

    One source I've used is Beaducation.com. I found them because I do a little stamping, though it's not something I've offered on etsy. Of course, they also offer tools and supplies. Sometimes it's fun to just browse a little!
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    Rio Grande has lots of tutorials on just about everything you can do in jewellery making
    And as Patty pointed out elsewhere Artbeads has lots of beading info

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    Ooohhhh this is uber helpful - thank you for sharing ladies!

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    Thanks Pattye, I'll start with the pearl knotting first...��

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    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
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    Lightbulb Pearl Knotting Turorials from Pearl-Guide Members

    Check out these helpful knotting tutorials from our own knowledgeable members:

    Pearl Dreams

    Lloyd using Beader's Secret thread

    Caitlin

    Wendy (Pearlescence)

    LLoyd

    Everyone has slightly different techniques, so finding what works for you is key. There isn't just one "right" or "best" way.
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    I go to various beading books, or figure it out on my own with lots ( and lots and lots) of trial & error.
    Cheers,
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    Copper or plated wire is good for that trial and error stuff, which, if you are me, can get expensive!

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    I've been experimenting with some bead weaving to change things up...these tutorials were pretty helpful. I often prefer diagrams to videos for learning new techniques.

    http://www.fusionbeads.com/techniques

    If you have any interest in chainmaille, this site is an incredible resource for inspiration, tutorials, and information about the all-important aspect ratio. I have some thoughts about incorporating maille with pearls, but maille takes more elbow grease than I've been willing to put in recently.

    http://www.mailleartisans.org/

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    Thanks, Pattye, for starting this thread!

    I like the site Craftsy, sometimes Riogrande offers free tutorials through the site.

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    Here's a wonderful video on beaded tassels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB4_lAq00VI
    I used this method to make these: Name:  IMG_2915.jpg
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    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
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    Thank you for that reference, Jersey Pearl! If I can just get the appliances to stop breaking and the ants to stop coming out of the rain, I can experiment with tassels!!
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    Terro liquid ant traps...they are the best!

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    Diatomaceous (sp?) earth!! kills any insect with an exoskeleton without toxic chemicals. buy the "food grade" kind (never pool grade!!). takes a few days, but a light dusting works wonders around doorframes/windowframes/baseboards. good luck!

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