beading wire or Bead Cord
beadalon tips and techniques
my favorite beadalon is the 19 strands bead wire in silver color with coating
Clasps, there are many types of clasps. Fastener for necklace, bracelet a.s.o.
My favorite clasp is a magnetic one, with or without strass.
clasp box Clasp, lobster claw;
shaped like a pincher of a lobster.
Clasp, fastener with a hook and an eye
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Crimp bead; small metal bead that is formed around a wire loop for holding the ends of stringing wire.
crimp bead and crimper
tool, flat nose plier
Crimp covers; opened bead used to cover the crimp beads
crimp covers little charm
clamshell tip and
I use 1 crimp bead at the end of the chain, than the clam shell, than another crimp bead inside the clam shell.
The wire is going in the first crimp bead, than into the clam shell, in the second crimp bead, and back through
the hole of the clam shell into the first crimp bead.
If possible through several beads at the end also. This anchors the end of the thread very well.
Bead caps; used to "cap" a bead at both sides of the bead, to enhance the look of the bead.
bead caps filigree
bead findings bead
findings, pierced filigree top
Pinch bail; used to attach pendants or beads to cord, chain, ear wires, etc.
Spacers; used for spacing beads equal distances from one another
pink and brass spacers
Beads, so many types of bead, google for beads.
connector pearl beads
Rondelles, spacers between your beads, makes a big difference.
Eye pins; wire containing an "eye" or loop at one end to make the bead dangle.
gold eye pins
beads and pins
containing 2 full revolutions of wire,for securely attaching chain, charms or clasps.
Tips for using beads in a cross stitch pattern.
Beads can add a wonderful touch to your cross-stitch project. They bring dimension and beauty to any needlework.
However, there are some things you need to know about beads so you can make sure they are appropriate for your
project. There are also some tips you can use to ensure that cross stitching with beads is fun rather than frustrating.
1. Keep the Color Consistent
When working with beads you may wonder which floss to use, and you actually have a number of options depending
on your design. You can match the floss to the color of the bead. You can also match the floss to the color of the fabric.
Your third option is to purchase a special thread that is clear and designed specifically for attaching beads.
2. Use the Right Needle
Most of the beads you will use in your cross-stitch project are seed beads. These beads are very tiny and require a
thinner needle. If your needle is too thick you will probably break a number of the glass beads.
If you are using longer, bugle beads you can use a size10 beading needle.
These are long needles that allow you to string a number of beads on the needle at once.
However, if poking yourself is an issue, use a size 10 tapestry needle.
The ball-point will not stab you, but the needle is best for stitching on one bead at a time.
3. Use the Stitch That Works Best
When you stitch your bead on your fabric, you actually have a number of ways to stitch the bead depending on how
you want it to lay on the fabric. For instance, if you want your bead to lie diagonally, you should use a half stitch.
You would come up from the back of the fabric in the bottom, left corner, slip on the bead, and then bring the needle
down through the top right corner.
However, you may also want your bead to lie vertically, so you would use a full cross-stitch.
For a full stitch you will start like you would for beading on diagonal, but once you complete the half stitch, you bring
the needle back up through the bottom, right corner, slip the needle through the bead again, and bring the needle
down through the top, left corner.
4. Test Your Beads
Most of the beads you will use for your cross-stitch projects are glass beads where the color goes through the glass.
Once in a while, though, you may like the look of another bead. You will need to check that bead to see if the color
is in the glass or if it just has a coating on the outside of the bead. While the coating may look nice, it is not meant to
last, and the color could chip off and ruin the effect of your project. Also, if you plan to wash your project, the beads
will definitely lose the coating.
You can test the beads by putting them in your hands and rubbing your hands together.
Check for flakes or pieces of color that come off. You can also put them into acid to see if the color comes off.
5. Check the Manufacturer 's advice
For the most part, the glass beads you use can be washed and ironed. However, you should always check with the
manufacturer first. Still, if you do choose to iron your project, remember that glass can get very hot.
So you should always use a thick towel under the project. Put your cross-stitch face down on the towel and cover it
with a cloth. Make sure your iron is set correctly for your fabric.