Tips and Tricks


Revised trading hours
 Monday-Saturday  9.30am-4pm

Shop 3, 284-290 Rocky Point Road
Ramsgate 2217 NSW
02 9529 9982


Pick Up Orders available 

To all our valued customers firstly we would like to say Thank You for your continued support and loyalty at these vulnerable times.

Bead Them Up will Re-Open for in shop customer service from Monday 1 November 2021.

We take our obligations regarding the Health and Safety of our customers, staff and families very seriously.

Under current legislation we have a legal obligation to provide a safe environment and work place for our staff and customers. Accordingly at this stage when we reopen we will be restricting access to staff and customers who can show they are double vaccinated. Proof will be required prior to entering our premises. 

Classes will resume next year 2022.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we move forward.

Internet orders will be processed and posted at approximately 2.30pm DAILY
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Phone 0295299982 10am-3pm

Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks when making Jewellery

•    Colours and shapes that look good together in the palm of your hand will always be able to be made into a stylish jewellery design.
•    Good quality jewellery wire and finishing products can sometimes be more important than the beads; a piece that sits well will always look better than a piece that doesn't.
•    Compliment your jewellery design with a clasp that matches the shape of the bead for example; oval clasp with oval beads.
•    If making a random jewellery design with lots of different beads, sometimes a bead board can be a waste of time. If it looks good as you thread it up, it will be great (check the design approx every 4cm if not confident).
•    If you wish to design a jewellery item for a specific outfit always have the outfit with you; your bead shop should be able to help you with bead and colour choices.
•    A good bead shop should always be able to recommend a cheaper alternative bead to use in your jewellery design (do not compromise on focal beads).
•    If design is not your strong point, copy jewellery designs from your bead shop display, or draw jewellery designs when you see them in magazines, TV or movies.

•    Keep all your tools together in a handy tool box.
•    A good set of cutters can be your most important tool
•    Bead mats are a great idea to stop beads sliding off your working surface.

•    Bead mats are a great idea to stop beads sliding off your working surface.
•    Use a bust when making a complicated necklace; it will be much easier to get it to sit right.
•    Check your length before finishing jewellery designs; it can be expensive to re-thread.
•    Always remove open jump rings (where possible), and use permanent connectors (such as jumplocks or wire wrapped loop technique) to make your design more secure.

Sterling Silver or Gold Scraps
•    Save all sterling silver or gold scraps as they can be melted down by a jeweller to create your own unique piece or sold to a metal merchant.

Left Over Stock
•    Leave beads in packets or store in storage containers with price paid per bead and stockist code; it will make it easier to re-supply and if you are selling, makes pricing easier (pricing individual beads before cutting the strand will make it easier to calculate).
•    Rather than throwing out damaged beads, they can still be used at the back of a jewellery design, or by concealing damage with a bead cap.

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