Learn Bead Making and Earn

  • Author: James Deborah
  • Level: Beginner
  • Modules: 4 
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In Southern Nigeria, beads are one of the most commonly used jewellery. These have become associated with culture, especially during marriages and chieftaincy coronations. Beads are very easy to learn and this course will teach the basic steps of bead making, so you can progress from a beginner to a profit earner. 
  • No of Videos: 11
  • Certificate: Yes


Africans have valued beads and admired their beauty since the dawn of humanity. Beads are tiny, perforated, and often spherical items found all over the globe, made of a variety of materials. Glass beads, in particular, are a popular component of African decoration and may be seen in a wide variety of African attire and regalia. 
A bead is a tiny, ornamental item made of a number of materials, including stone, bone, shell, glass, plastic, wood, or pearl, and including a small hole for threading or stringing. Beads range in diameter from less than a millimeter to more than a centimeter.

Key lessons from the course

At the end of this course, you will have gained the following:
  • The various tools used to make beads.
  • The different types of beads and their benefits.
  • How to produce various kinds of accessories such as bracelet, earrings, necklace, anklets etc. using beads. 

              Happy Learning!

Course contents

Meet the instructor

Deborah James

My name is James Deborah, and I am a computer science graduate. Staying at home for a period drove me to set up a business. Aside from bead making, I also cook for special events such as birthday parties, weddings, and naming ceremonies. I've been in the bead making business for almost 8 years. The road has not been simple, but the business has provided me with several opportunities.
I make beads for traditional weddings, as well as bracelets, earrings, and necklaces for various occasions and cultural reasons, such as chieftaincy titles, cultural exhibits, and so on.
Patrick Jones - Course author