i feel your pain
A good place for tutorials is at firemountaingems.com and artbeads.com.
thanks I will have a look!A good place for tutorials is at firemountaingems.com and artbeads.com.
My favourite tools are Lindstrom RX or the OHM. The Lindstrom RX are quite expensive but if you plan on doing a lot of bead work they are well worth the cost. I like OHM short round nosed pliers for loops. I have arthritic and small hands so it was important to me to get ergonomic tools.
Hi @EAB, do you havre any shops, in particular, you can recommend, preferably ones that sell online? I'm looking to purchase a few strands of turquoise beads and am finding it very difficult to find any trustworthy sources.Have you tried googling trading posts in AZ and NM? Or individual shops that specialize in turquoise? There are many that sell online, both new products and vintage. If you are wanting genuine Native American pieces these might offer better options than some more generic bead sellers.