Beading Lessons – Common Repairs Made Easy!


Broken bracelets and beaded items may seem difficult to repair but knowing the exactly way to repair them makes it much simpler. Busted jewelry is often a result of prolong use or wear and tear. Different parts of the accessory may come loose and would require replacement overtime. The metal components becomes brittle because of sweat. Plastic beads on the other hand can change their color and often fades after years of use.

A broken beading wire or thread is the most common problem that most owners will experience because threads and bead wires are just not design to last years and years. More or less, these threads would just last for six months to one year of continuous use.

Overall, minor and major problems on any jewelry are fixable. It is important to fix it right away because it may fall off when used broken. Others would even fix old jewelries on their own in order to restore it to their original appearance. In here, let us learn some fixes done when damage occurs on any beaded jewelry.

Common beading fixes

Starting with a broken thread or wire, replacement is always the primary solution because connecting the wire again would not assure the user that it would not break again. A new wire would be very sturdy compared to an old one. Once you know some basic beading ideas, fixing a broken wire or thread would be very easy. Furthermore, some common fixes that occurs on beaded accessories are broken beads, loose crimps and clasps and bent wire thread.

Basically, focusing on fixing the damage made would not solve the problem. It is advisable to fix the whole item again. Rebuilding everything will restore the item back to its original shape. When crimps are damaged, it can be easily repaired by replacing the broken crimp with a new one. If crimps are not available, making a knot on the thread would be enough to secure the beads just like a crimp would do. Clasps on the other hand would really need to be replaced because a damaged clasp is not anymore reliable. Losing the accessory can happen if a broken clasp is still used. Unless if the clasp is still in good shape, then it can be reused; but, most of the time, a broken clasp means you need to purchase a new one. To make sure that the repairs made will be successful, it is essential to read some basic beading repair instructions. Bead stores also offers bead repairs for individuals who can’t repair their beaded accessories.

Trial beading fixes

Once an individual knows how to create beaded accessories, repairing them is an added bonus. In trying to repair a broken jewelry or beaded accessory, it is essential to learn the overall structure of the accessory before rebuilding it. Learn how to repair beaded items by studying how they are made.

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Happy Beading,

-Tracy Miller

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6 Comments to Beading Lessons – Common Repairs Made Easy!

  1. Ethyl
    October 7, 2011 4:48 am

    hi tracy,,i am thinking about taking your beading course i emailed you before but you didn;t reply how long is your course? one other place i inquired about the course was 22 lesons totaling 172 hours how long is your course? please respond thanks

    • Tracy Miller
      October 17, 2011 10:12 pm

      Hi Ethyl,

      Great hearing from you and wow; sorry I didn’t reply to your email! I must have missed your email somehow. To answer your question the membership is monthly and each month we average about 1 hour of classroom and workshop per month. The course is constantly being built out with new content so we don’t have a cap on the length of the course. Also, during your membership you have access to our beading community which is made up of fellow beaders who are also taking the course, along with our instructors who monitor the community discussion areas daily. So you have ready access to others who can answer your questions and give you tips. Based on the questions received we may also create custom videos for our members that address a specific question or problem they’re having with a part of the course. I really don’t think you’ll find anything like what we offer anywhere else on the internet!

      If you want more information just let me know. If you would like an idea of what the courses are like I offer a free dvd that we would be happy to mail out to you. You can order a copy here: The DVD is free; however, I do ask that you help me by picking up some of the shipping costs.

      Also, if you haven’t yet joined our free mini-course you might want to consider doing that. It isn’t much like our full membership but it does have some great tips and tricks. :-)

      I hope to hear back from you and happy beading!


    • Geralyn
      November 6, 2011 8:59 am

      Well I guess I don’t have to spend the weekend figuring this one out!

    • Lillah
      January 19, 2012 4:55 am

      Your article was excellent and erutdie.

  2. Randhil
    November 6, 2011 7:22 am

    That’s way more clever than I was exeptcing. Thanks!

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