Here's a good one on using crimp beads. Good close-ups.
You can make a lot of the things you'll need from wire. The next few
vids show wrapping loops, ear wires, eyepins, spirals and some other
This is a good video on using a wig jig. This tool has been around
forever and is easily duplicated with some tubing or small bar stock, a
piece of wood and a drill. No need to make all those holes to begin
with. You could build small one-off tools for specific designs as you
need them. I've also seen homemade jigs with patterns jigsawed out of
plywood and then fastened to the tool to bend unusual shapes.
What To String It On?
And some knots
If you like hemp here's a video showing the basic knots.