Beadwork FAQs

Despite having read a lot about beadwork, there are bound to be some questions that you may have with regards to the hobby. The scope of beadwork is so large that it spans various products and techniques. While you may want to start with simple stringing tasks, you will realize that there is much more to learn as you move ahead. There are different kinds of knots, various varieties of beads and the thrill of creating various objects with beads alone.

It is a good thing to start with the basic questions and the move on to the more complicated beadwork that you may want to do. From learning about the tools that can be bought to the patterns that you can choose from, there are various questions that a newcomer into this field might have. Taking a look at some of the questions that other people have had about beadwork can help understand this hobby better.

What should you know about thread in beadwork?

There are many people that create great designs out of beads only to realize that they have not handled the thread properly. This can be extremely disheartening especially if you have completed a tough design. Many times the thread under the beadwork starts to show making the entire design look bad. The first thing that you need to be aware of is that using a nylon thread is the best option. Thi...


What kinds of beads are used in beadwork?

There are various kinds of beads that that you will find in the market these days. While the beads used in the centuries gone by were basically natural there are various kinds of beads that are now manufactured or developed too. The seed beads are the most popular kind of beads that are used. The best quality of these beads comes from Japan. 'H' beads or cut beads as they are called, the...


What do you need to know to embellish your costume with beads?

Embellishing costumes with beads is relatively easy. The intricate patterns that are created on the cloth may make it feel as if the ask is impossible but once you get to it you will notice that beading on cloth is far easier than you thought. You can sew beads on to cloth by using a regular needle and regular thread that is conditioned. There are various factors that you must consider before yo...


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