Category: Beading Tips

The beading tips category includes posts that offer you helpful hints for beading. Some of these posts may also appear in other categories. So, for example, information about how to count rows. This would appear in the technique section for the stitch as well as in the tips.

Some of these beading tips are very specific to particular techniques. For example, a tip on starting tubular Peyote. Other advice is more general: perhaps some tips on improving your beading tension.

I welcome articles and tips from other beaders. So, if you have something useful to share, send me an email: and I can help you put together and publish an article about it.

If you have questions about the tips shared on here, leave a comment. If you’re looking for help and can’t find any tip that covers your question, then you can use this form to put in a request for some information.

As with all the sections on this website, I’m growing things all the time. So, please check back here regularly to find more help. You can also join the ‘Become a Better Beader’ group for free. That will make sure you see all the new articles and advice, so you don’t miss a thing. If that sounds good, follow this link to sign up. Then look out for your monthly newsletter, full of all the latest beading news and help to guide you. Happy beading!

Advanced beading: what is it? Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Advanced Beading: what is it?

I think most people have an idea about what they think advanced beading entails. So, according to that idea, they may or may not consider themselves to be advanced beaders. But are you judging...

How fast do you bead?

How fast do you bead?

This is a light-hearted post, especially for you if you are feeling overwhelmed. Inspired by a thread I saw a while back on social media, I wondered how fast do you bead? Now, let...

How to choose beading thread, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

How to Choose Beading Thread

I’ve chosen to write this post in answer to Jane, who asked a great question on the ‘Create Your World of Beads‘ page. Now, Jane noted that I almost always use 4lb Fireline for...

The golden rule of beading, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

The Golden Rule of Beading

This might be the most important beading blog you ever read. I’m about to share the golden rule of beading (in my opinion). So, if you’re getting bogged down in techniques and terminology and...

Dryer Sheet Hack for Beading, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Dryer Sheet Hack for Beading

Now, I’m going to be up-front here. The dryer sheet hack isn’t my invention! It’s a clever little trick I’ve heard a lot of beaders using. In fact, this post is really two clever...

Counting Peyote Rows, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Counting Peyote Rows

You might think that counting Peyote rows is easy. And it is, provided you know this critical trick… Before I share it, let me back up and talk about… Peyote stitch structure If you...

How to size a bracelet, bracelet gauge, bracelet sizer, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

How to size a bracelet

Does your jewellery making repertoire include bracelets? If you said ‘yes’, then you need to read this. Sizing bracelets is never as easy as you might think. So, in this article, I am going...

Cabochon Necklace with Lentil Beads

How To Teach Beading

So, you already make and design your own beadwork and you want to teach your designs to others. Or maybe you are a beader and have an interested friend and you want some advice...

beadwork colour scheme

Beadwork Colour Scheme: Five Tips

Beadwork colour schemes present one of the greatest challenges when starting a new beading project. It’s not a problem if you’ve bought a kit or you’re following a pattern where the colour scheme has been...

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