Beaded Christmas Tree


Hello everyone. Today we gonna make a beaded Christmas Tree.  So we shall need some tools for it:

1.some wire ( green)

2.some beads,also green

3. and of course scissors

So,lets start our work.  As usual, all steps you can see on the pictures,that foollow each other.

Lets cut the wire into 15-25 cm size small wires, they will be used as a branches of our Christmas Tree.

The more branches you make, the more beautifull you tree will be.

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Beaded Smile


Hello everyone. Today I’ll teach you how to make such a beautiful smile using beads and threads.

So,lets start… We’ll need beads of two colours: black and yellow, and of course some threads.

All actions that follow each other are explaned in schemes on the pictures,so follow pictures and you will make a beaded smile.

If you have some problems understanding the schemes just post here and I’ll give you more detailed information or a good advice….. So,follow the pictures

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Native American Indian Beadwork

 

Long ago the Native Americans decorated their garments with painted designs. They made colors with pigments of earth, grasses, clays, and berries. In time they began to make fine porcupine-quill embroidery, which they colored by boiling the quills in the paint pigments. Native Americans also made beads from bone, shell, or dried berries. They fashioned the beads into necklaces or decorations for the fringes of their garments and bags.

About 1675 the European traders brought colorful glass beads to the tribes. The earliest beads brought by the white people were called pony beads by the Indians because they were brought in by the traders pony pack trains. Most of these beads were dark blue. Some were white and a few were a dull red color. The Indians worked them into several rows of blue, then a few rows of white and again the blues. This type of pony beadwork continued until about 1840, when a smaller seed bead was brought in. The Indians still use seed beads.

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Lac Beads – one of the most unique types of beads

Lac beads are among of the most unique beads in the world. The beads from a natural and eco-friendly substance called lac. Lac is a resinous substance which is secreted by tiny lac insects which belong to the Kerriidae family. The most widely known lac insect in India is known as “kerria lac kerr”. Lac is also used to make shellac and red dyes. India is still the leading producer of lac but today lac is also harvested in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, parts of China, and Mexico.

Generally, lac beads are handmade and require an expert craftsmanship to give them an exclusive shape. To make lac beads, the lac is heated which softens it and makes it workable. The lac is then layered on a thin metal base which provides support. Lac beads can be found in varying shapes such as round beads, square beads, heart shaped beads, bell beads, and egg shaped beads and many other unusual shapes.

Lac beads can be found in many colors and designs. The lac bead is usually painted with several colors and coated with polish, providing a shiny luster which gives the beads an exotic look. Lac beads are often embellished with bits of mirrors, cut-stones, metal rings, tiny small beads and other accessories give these beads a royal look.

Many types of jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants can be made using lac beads. Apart from making jewelry, lac beads can also be used to decorate homes. For example, during Christmas these beads can be used to decorate Christmas trees.

Lac beads are very unique and different from other types of beads. For people who are in search of a different type of beads, lac beads can turn out to be a great choice.

Articles made up of lac beads give a graceful and tempting touch to the decor. Lac is delicately used to make beautiful lac beads which truly combine colors with superlative designs.

The Best Christmas Present- Glass beads

Glass beads are the perfect remedy for anybody struggling with what to get their loved ones for Christmas this year. They are classy, stylish and best of all, if you know the right place to buy them, incredibly affordable, so if you have been wondering what yo get your friends and family, then worry no more and invest in some glass beads!

Glass beads can add class and style to any outfit, be it either complementing a sparkling new outfit or vamping up a tired one that needs a little life breathing into it; all in all, they are the perfect gift for anybody who has even the tiniest bit of style and taste in the way that they look… and even if they don’t, teach them to take a pride in their appearance and shower them with these great gifts!

So, this Christmas you can either be one of the people who every body secretly resents when they hand over a voucher to spend in a department store, or you can be that person that everybody secretly resents because they have got the greatest present around the Christmas tree… the choice seems pretty obvious!

Christmas is a time for giving, but it is also a time for reflection and looking at what one has in each others’ friendships; what better way to show your friends and family that you love them than with a set of glass beads that they will instantly love? Go on, treat your mates to some really great pieces of jewellery; they will thank you endlessly and it will certainly up the ante up for your next Christmas present!

Also, the real kicker is that these glass beads are not anywhere near as expensive as you may think that they should be; not, that is, if you shop for them online at one of the generous websites that offers such great bargains to those customers who use the internet to procure these items.

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Modern beading

Beadwork is the art  of attaching beads  to cloth, usually with the use of a needle and thread or soft  wire. Most beadwork takes the form of jewelry or other personal adornment, but beads are also used in wall hangings and sculpture.

Beadwork techniques are  divided into loom and off-loom weaving, stringing, bead embroidery, bead crochet, and bead knitting.

Many cultures have employed beads for personal adornment. Archaeological records show that people made  beads as long as 5,000 years ago. Beads in ancient times  have also been used for religious purposes, as good luck talismans, and as curative agents.

Modern beading

Modern beadwork is often used as a  hobby to create jewelry, purses, coasters, and dozens of other crafts. Beads can differ from each other in many different designs, sizes, colors, and materials, allowing much variation among bead artisans and projects. Simple projects can be created in less than an hour by novice beaders, while complex beadwork may take weeks of meticulous work with specialized tools and equipment.

Modern beading

Make Beads-How to start

 

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A variety of beads gives to needlewomen unprecedented  open space in creativity. Thats why the spheres of its application have spreaded outside the limits for a long time habitual weaving of bracelets and an embroidery on clothes. All new and new technicians make a rich palette of colours of beads, a variety of its forms, fine compatibility with many materials. The bugles and a beads widely use in an interior, knitting.

Making beads does not demand special skills unless there is some patience and taste of art. It is unessential to begin work with expensive Czech or Japanese beads, it is possible to be trained on old beads or large beads. Schemes of beads making, from unpretentious, to clear only to the professional, are on many sites. Besides beads in work it is possible to use bugles, cabin, medium-sized beads, stones-kaboshony, pearls and other materials.

To Make Beaded toys it is better on a copper or steel wire then the toy well holds the form and costs on an equal surface. Bracelets and a necklace spin on an elastic band, a scaffold, a monothread or a usual thread for sewing. Each material has advantages and lacks.. The embroidery and weaving turn out is better if for a basis the sewing thread undertakes. She well feels a tension, works turn out equal and strong.

Needles that are used to work with beads differ from the sewing ones. Usually they are very thin, such that can pass through beads  and easily drag behind itself a thread.

Before starting the first serious work, try to train on samples. Weave 2-3 numbers in several technicians, look which of them  will be more pleasant for you? Probably, you begin to spin all works as an easy openwork chain-dagger, or on the contrary become the fan of dense thorough mosaic weaving. After were defined with technicians, it is possible to start ornament weaving, at last.

For work with beads are necessary:

– The scheme printed on a paper. So easier to trace numbers which you have already weaved. It is possible even to delete them.

– A beads or bugles according to colours on the scheme.  Tt is better to put Beads in flat capacities on colours (covers from  saucers) or on a slice of a fleecy fabric – a thick woollen cloth, a velvet. Then they will not run up on a table and they will be easy for stringing on a needle.

– A thread, a scaffold, a wire or a monothread.

– A beaded needle

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— Scissors

–And the patience.  it is necessary  attribute of the beginning needlewoman much.
Good Luck!