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Brick (& ladder) stitch. Seed Bead Quantities. The Seed Bead Information You Need. Here is the seed bead information you need. To outsiders, all the little beads look pretty much alike. Insiders know that there are crucial differences between types of seed beads. And the type of beads that worked so well in your last project may not be the best for your next. We'll sort through the differences and talk about how and where each type can be useful. This can both help you make good choices for your next project, but also to think of what sorts of projects would be good places to use up some of your stash. Do As I Say, Not As I Did. . . . Like many beginning seed beaders, I decided to make a little peyote stitch pouch. I found a design of a crescent moon and some stars in one of Sigrid Wynne-Evans books. I had a terrible time making this! Use the Right Beads! But it wasn't really the stitch's fault.

The next time I tried peyote stitch, it was with nicely even delica beads. Czech, Taiwanese, and Japanese Size 8 Seed Beads Czech Seed Bead Information Buying Smart Seed Bead Storage. Seed Bead Weights. Knowing about bead weights helps you decide how many packages of beads to buy. How do they sell seed beads at your local bead store? Are they in tubes? Boxes? Bags? Those beads may have been bought from the wholesaler in the same packaging you are seeing at your store, but if they sell a lot of seed beads, they probably buy them by the kilo or half-kilo.

So they re-package them in a way that is easy to display and that will let you see them well and buy them. The human eye plays tricks on us and beads packaged in tubes look like a greater volume than is actually present. On the other hand, if you want to buy beads, those alluring tall thin tubes of beads have fewer beads in them than you think. Buy by Weight Do your best to buy your beads by weight. How Many Beads in a Gram? Here's the information I have found so far on how many beads are in a gram of regular round seed beads (also called rocailles) and of cylinder beads such as delicas. Japanese Round Seed Beads Czech Round Seed Beads. Seed Bead Sizes and Hole Sizes. MIYUKI Co.,ltd. 09 14 10 color chart2a. Simple Crochet with Beads Video Tutorial. Jewelry Making Journal — free jewelry tutorials, plus a friendly community sharing creative ideas for making and selling jewelry.

Necklace lengths for men. Free Jewelry eBooks. Etsy - Your place to buy and sell all things handmade, vintage, and supplies. DIY Seven layered Bracelet. Free Ideas: Artbeads.com - You Are My Sunshine. You Are My Sunshine Bracelets InstructionsDesigned by Cheri Carlson Brighten up your days with these eye-catching bracelets. These bracelets are a fun project for you and your little one to do together. Your child will appreciate the joyful colors and you'll be able to teach them a cool and easy beading technique. Learn how to make these bracelets and add some sunshine to your style!

Child Bracelets Step one:The child-sized bracelets use bright 6/0 beads and each bead is a party! Step two:Help the child warp the Ricks Beading Loom according to the manufacturer's instructions. Step three:Follow the pattern in this PDF diagram. Step four:To make the button of the bracelet, add three seed beads coming out of the center of one end. Step five:Now your needle should be coming out of the top of one of the columns. Adult Bracelets Step one:Set the loom approximately 6 1/6 inches apart for 55 rows of 8/0 seed beads. Stitching the Rainbow: Learning How to Use Color in Your Bead-weaving. One of the best things I ever did for my bead-weaving was to learn about color theory. I was always envious of my artist friends back in college who spent their days mixing colors of paint and learning the secrets of color theory and use.

When I learned how to do bead-weaving during my last few years of college, I usually just went with the colors of beads specified in the beading patterns I was making and didn't really bother too much with picking out my own colors. Once I started designing my own beading projects, however, all that changed -- I realized that I needed to learn for myself how to use color effectively, and that meant studying basic color theory. Learning how to apply basic color theory to my beaded jewelry designs made my finished projects bolder, and more like, well, me.

Learning about color theory made me aware of what colors I felt confident in using, and which colors I avoided. Bead Happy, Jennifer. BNBX1504. Size Info for Beading Thread - Global Beads, Inc. How Many Beads Do I Need to Bezel a Rivoli? There are a few things you need to know in order to stitch a good, secure peyote stitch bezel around a Swarovski crystal Rivoli. Delica beads are probably the easiest beads to use in order to stitch a peyote bezel around a Rivoli. Their cylindrical shape make it easy to stitch in peyote stitch, and if you use size 11 Delicas, this allows for the addition of rows of smaller size 15 beads to tighten the bezel a bit. It should be noted that these amounts can be adjusted according to how tightly or loosely you like to stitch. But you should always begin with an even number of beads in order to have the "step up" at the end of each round and to make the rows of the bezel even as you go. If you don't have the table handy, you can always figure out how many beads to use by stringing on an even number of Delica beads to make a ring that fits around the back edge of the Rivoli.

How Many Delica Beads to Make a Peyote Bezel for a Swarovski Rivoli? All About Nylon Beading Cord: S-Lon, Superlon, C-Lon - Kumihimo Disk & Plate. What is S-Lon, Superlon, C-Lon? S-Lon, Superlon, and C-Lon are brand names for the same product, a plied and bonded nylon string that is very popular for use in kumihimo and other jewelry braiding. S-Lon and Superlon are the brand names used by The Beadsmith/Helby bead distributors, and C-Lon is the brand name used by Caravan Beads bead distributors. Both companies supply bead stores around the world, so your local bead store probably buys from one or the other and that determines which brand they stock.

The product is made at the same factory, on the same equipment, and to the same specifications; the only difference is that C-Lon is a taller spool than S-Lon/Superlon and C-Lon has more yardage on each spool. Other uses for this material are in upholstery and fabric trims like top-stitching on shoes and purses. In the photo below are a spool of the same size S-Lon/Superlon and C-Lon in the same color, and as you can see there is no difference in the cord itself.

One name, six products. FusionBeads.com Blog - inspire learn createFusionBeads.com Blog. Seed Bead Sizes, Conversion charts for your seed beads. Seed bead sizes, for your seed bead project check out these conversion charts to help you determine the number of beads required for your design. When creating your seed bead jewelry remember when measuring the length of your finished item allow for your spacer beads and for your jewelry clasp. Don't be afraid of combining different seed bead sizes such as size 6 seed beads and size 8 in the same project, mixing and matching the different colours as well as different sized adds to the beauty of your seed bead jewelry. Kids just love being creative and easy projects for them to start on are beaded safety pin patterns, mixing and matching the beautiful colours to make a simple necklace or bracelet on thread or wire and then advancing to creating their favorite animal.

There are many designs where you need to add bulk or fill in and these tiny ones will be perfect as they come in a large range of colour, shapes and material. Seed bead hanks are loops of beads strung on thin cotton strands. Beads Per Inch Chart. Use the chart below to determine how many of a certain size bead it takes to cover one inch of a beaded strand. This can help you plan out a bead stringing design, or calculate how many beads you'll receive when you purchase beads by the strand.

To estimate how many beads make up a strand of a certain length, multiply the beads-per-inch (from the right-hand column, below) by the length of the strand in inches. Here's an example. Question: How many 6mm beads are in a 16-inch strand? Calculation: 4.2 (beads per inch) x 16 (strand inches) = 67.2 beads Answer: About 67 beads. Tip: To estimate the number of beads per inch for a bead size not shown below, simply divide 25.4 by the length of your beads in millimeters.

Beads Per Inch. Seed Bead Q and A. Jewelry Making Article - How Many Beads per Strand? Bead Hole Sizes. Beading projects with preciosa twin beads - Google Search. Jewelry Making Article - How Many Beads per Strand? Beads Per Inch Chart. Summer Soiree.