Mama’s Minerals has long been engaged with the beading world, and we are always eager to offer our customers all the latest tips and information on beading, from information about bead sizes, beading color theory, tutorials, projects, designing with beads, and jewelry making instructions.
Read these informational pages and watch our beading videos to learn how to get the most out of your hobby. Best of all, our beading info is free! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact us.
Heishi and lampwork and rounds, oh my! A mini-dictionary for the confused or inquisitive beader.
How to choose the right sizes of beads for your creations. Includes a chart you can print out and use to estimate the sizes of different beads.
From the most expensive piece of jewelry in history to one of the most versatile beads in your basket, this article covers how beads are formed, why they are iridescent, and how they got affordable enough for ordinary people to purchase.
Watch this Beading Basics video with Leslie Moussette for a good introduction to basic beading techniques, materials and tools.
Learn how to express your creativity with this three-part necklace and earring-making series. Covering hardware and tools needed, as well as how-to demonstration, these videos will get you on your way to making your own creative concoctions in no time.
Margie Deeb shows how to create color palettes for beading and jewelry projects using examples from her new book, The Beader's Color Palette.
Watch this two-part video from Off the Beaded Path and learn how to use the Spool Knitting Tool to make a beautiful necklace.