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Making a beaded necklace


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Creating a beaded necklace requires time, patience and the right tools, but is something nearly anyone can learn to do with ease. Follow these simple steps to learn more about how to create your own beaded necklace.

Tools and Supplies
Before you can start making your necklace, it is important that you have the right beading tools and supplies available. This will ensure you bead a excellent necklace that will last a long time. You will need the following items: jewelry wire, beading needle, beading thread, beads, beading design board, a flat surface to work on, craft glue, scissors, and a pair of flat nose pliers. Continue reading Making a beaded necklace

Beautiful beaded badges

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Many teachers are required to wear I.D. badges. Wouldn’t they love to consider that badge a piece of jewelry instead of a nuisance? Here is an idea for a beaded badge holder necklace to make wearing the badge a fashion statement.

Creamy white pearls and bright gold beads aге strung to form the go-with-everything beaded necklace strap. Use woven or braided cord or matte black beads for the guys. The brightly painted wooden apple with pressed glass leaves is fitted with a large jump ring to accommodate the clip on the badge. A large variety of wooden shapes are available if you wish to create a similar badge holder for other professions.

At thirty inches long, the beaded badge holder necklace fits easily over the head. The magnetic clasp will safely break away if the badge holder becomes entangled.

Materials needed:


• 2 grams Gold silver-lined seed beads, size 11

• 22 freshwater pearls. Each * 6 mm

• 44 gold corrugated rounds, 3mm

• 2 Gold crimp beads

• 3G” braided beading wire

• 1 Magnetic clasp.

• 2 Green pressed glass leaves with hole
from stem to point

• 2 Gold eye pins, each 4* longer than
your leaf beads

Tools needed:

• Rat or chain nose pliers

• Round nose pliers

• Wire cutters and eye protection

• Paintbrush if needed

• Thread

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Beaded Easter Eggs

Have you ever thought of decorating your Easter Eggs with beads? Today’s post will tell you how to create a colorful beaded Easter egg.

Decorating Easter eggs with beads is an interesting challenge because of the shape. There are literally millions of patterns that you could come up with to cover your egg. In the end you will get beautiful beaded Easter eggs that will have a unique design. Continue reading Beaded Easter Eggs

Making Glass Beads.

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Before that post, I have been posting about glass beads, about making some jewelry using glass beads. Glass beads are quiet unique type of beads and differ from each other by size, design and shapes.  So what about making glass beads?  have you ever seen or just interested in making glass beads?  It is quiet an interesting process which you can see at the video.


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Beaded furniture.

Today we are not going to make beaded jewelry. We are to make something special: beaded furniture.

The beaded furniture, that we are going to create is rather small, about 2 inches (6-7 cm). But the size of your beaded furniture depends on the types of beads that you have chosen.

So, stop talking and let’s start our business.

The first thing that we should do is to choose which type of beads you are going to use. In this lesson, I have used ordinary rounded beads… Learn more about different types of beads.

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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!