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Stringing Fundamentals
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Instructor: Kate Richbourg
Technique(s): Fundamentals
Level: Beginner
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(14 Reviews)
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This is a great class for new or intermediate bead stringers. Learn some straightforward techniques to ensure a beautiful piece of finished jewelry that fits and wears well for a long time.

This class has a run time of 50 minutes.
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Wow! Who knew? What an in-depth video on the FUN-da-mentals of bead stringing. Kate takes you on a spell-bounding journey that covers the whole gamut of the basics. Again, I felt like I was in class with her and had her undivided attention. This video should mandatory for all Beaders of all levels. I loved the attention to the Beader's board and the crimper. Now I really understand why my bracelets and necklaces fall apart, but never again after watching this. I finally get it. Thanks a million Kate. And I loved the statement, that the beads natural habitat is on the floor, . . lots of giggles. The color palette that she chose for the bracelet is classic and timeless. All across the 'Beader's' board, another great video. Bravo Beaducation!
03/13/2015
Bobbie aka: Rogue Perfumer
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I am so grateful for this video series. I appreciate that this is geared towards absolute beginners like myself and takes the entire process slowly and clearly. I'm still a bit intimidated by the whole process, but this series makes gives me confidence to at least try. Thank you for this awesome resource.
04/08/2015
Debbie
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What an AMAZING video ! Rarely have I watched an Instructional Video where I could see everything, and than have it explained in complete detail. I am far from a beginning beader, but the details in this video provided me with information that was new and interesting. Thank you Kate, for a job WELL DONE.
08/18/2015
Nettie
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Thank you Kate!
I appreciate your thorough explanation. Now I know why some of my crimp beads did not work.
08/25/2015
Beth
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I loved this video!!! Your explanation of the beading process was perfect and very detailed! Thank you again for taking the time to show all of us "newbies" how to bead!!!
09/14/2015
Megan
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I always seemed to have problems with the actual length of the bracelets I made as well as crimping the tubes so the were straight. Thanks, Kate, for showing tricks......as well as how to make the bracelet snug without being overly so. Another excellent video!
09/15/2015
Polly
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Great video! Really helpful! Kate is a terrific teacher.
Thanks
10/18/2015
JDW
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With the fine motor difficulties I have, I have always avoided this technique in making jewelry. It just seemed impossible. Kate is amazing and yes, mesmerizing at the same time. I think my mouth was open for the entire class. I may have even drooled, but I was in a zone so who knows?

The techniques are simplified, I love the drawing of the crimp tool and I am so ready to purchase the items I don't have yet. My crimp plier is waiting in a drawer.

Thank you Kate and beaducation for your generosity in giving us everything you know in the most digestible way possible....a free. Just amazing.
11/08/2015
Trudy
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Wow! Kate is an amazing teacher!
Even though I have been making jewelry for over twenty years, I learned so much!
I never knew that the bracelet had to be curved when crimping it closed. I could never figure out why my bracelets were so stiff to put on. I had been crimping it closed as a straight line.
I wish I had taken this class twenty years ago.
It would have helped my confidence level for crimped bracelets .
Thank you so much ,
Lauren
12/13/2015
Lauren
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Absolutely brilliant tutorial, thank you Kate! Your explanations of how to 'design as you go' and how to crimp are excellent, and the close-up filming is perfect. I'm just starting my jewellery making journey so had never crimped before, but have just finished a bracelet which has turned out so pretty, and I love it, thanks to your teaching. I'm so glad I found these tutorials now while I'm starting out!
02/28/2016
Sally
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The tutorial was great, for when using wire. What about using cording? How do you fasten the crimp tube on the end of the cording and run the cording through the crimp tube twice? Cording is much thicker than wire.
Beaducation Replied:

When using cording, just make sure the cord fits in the crimp end and then use chain nose pliers to crimp it. There are a variety of types out there.

 

03/24/2016
Janet
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Excellent video. I have been making jewelry for a couple of months, but your video showed me how to improve my techniques. Very clear and patiently explained!
04/11/2016
Marilyn
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What a great class! Thank you so much Kate. I am now cranking out the prettiest bracelets and they are not falling apart, thanks to Kate's proper technique. They look amazing, very professional. Kate is an awesome teacher!
05/18/2016
Page L.
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This was by far one of the best video tutorials I have found. Fabulous!

The icing on the cake for this tutorial would be to explain what size of crimp tubes, covers, lobster clasps, etc. to use with what size stones or beads. Or what wire is best to use when making bracelets, necklaces, or when using large beads, etc. Still, an A+ grade from me on this video.
08/12/2016
Denmobb