2 comments / Posted by Viviana Soler

Have you ever received a long letter, and instead of reading it from the beginning you decide to skip to the end only to find out that you need to go back to the beginning to understand the ending?  
In fact...did you scroll down this article to look at the pictures before deciding to read it?
Gotcha! Yup....I do it too. 
Why is this?
....because we want to get a feel for the content before deciding whether or not we want to invest our time and energy into it.  

The problem is that unless you read from the beginning , you'll never be able to see the whole picture.
Same thing happens when you're learning to make jewelry.   Understanding the basics might seem tedious but its fundamental to being able to succeed.  
We've been publishing a new DIY video once a week (every Thursday) for a year now #soproud ...and we're finally ready to take our tutorials to the next level.

As a result, we're adding an additional video series to our repertoire called: BEADING BASICS.  Every Tuesday we'll publish a video with some very basic but super important information that every self respecting DIY'er needs to master :)  
And TODAY we're sending you our very first Beading Basics video!!
It's very important to us that you find value in our e-mails & tutorials.  In order to keep coming up with articles that are relevant to you, we need your feedback.  
Please send us a quick reply to this e-mail and let us know what you want us to teach you in our next tutorials! 
Now, lets get down to business:
Thread & Wire Protectors...
What are those little buggers?
Also known as Wire Guards or Horseshoes, they're often overlooked and taken for granted, yet they'll make ALL the difference if you want your jewelry to both last & look good.  
After today, you will never make the mistake of ignoring another wire protector ever again!
As its name suggests they're specifically designed to help protect your thread from a number of things: clasps, crimp covers, jump rings...basically any wear & tare. 
Luckily its incredibly easy to learn how to properly use a wire protector.  Plus, in today's short tutorial, Yesenia, our Beading Guru, will slowly walk you through the steps so you won't have to do it on your own.  
P.S.: Did you know we're located in Puerto Rico?  That's why Yesenia's quick lesson is in Español. Not to worry though, we went ahead and created English subtitles for you, so you'll be able to follow along every step of the way. <3
Quick recap: 
  • DIY Thursdays: Learn to make all kinds of gorg jewelry from A to Z {New article/tutorial published every Thursday}.
  • Beading Basics: Make sure you've got the basics down before moving on to the beading heavy lifting.   We'll show you how {New article/tutorial published every Tuesday} 
  • How to sell your handmade jewelry: Weekly article where we'll teach you simple yet effective techniques for selling your creations and making more money.  Despite the economy.  Yes, we said it.  {First article will be published this Wednesday!}
Oh & yes, this is all FREE!!
All we ask for in return is that you share our articles with your friends and leave a comment below letting us know what you want to learn.
Click on the video below to watch the tutorial:

Comments

  • Posted On December 23, 2014 by Rosanne Bornstein

    I run the extra wire through a few of the beads and then crimp. Then there is no loose end near the crimp.
    These are great ideas…keep them coming.

  • Posted On December 23, 2014 by Bonnie Wallbank

    Very informative and easy to understand.

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