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. This thread does not sag like normal thread does. Make sure that the nylon thread that you purchase is pre-stretched. In case this is not the case, you may need to cut out the working length of the nylon thread and tug at one end while securing the other end. Pull till you feel the thread give way. It is fine to do this a couple of times to ensure that the thread is completely stretched. Doing this can ensure that the nylon thread will not sag after you have created your masterpiece!

If you are new to beadwork then you may not have learnt the manner in which to manage thread tension while working. If the tension is too high you might see that the piece puckers. In case the tension is not as high as it should be, you will start to see sagging. The only solution to this issue is to practice and practice some more. If you see a problem, remove the beads and redo it.

It is a good idea to finish the beadwork by weaving the thread back into the bead. However, you will need to be careful about this because sometimes the thread can loosen here too.




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