How do you make a bead hole bigger without a reamer?
You don’t have to purchase a bead reamer. A few things you can use: a safety pin, a toothpick, a paper clip or bobby pin, darning needle, anything with a point that will slide through the beading hole easily.
What is the best material for stringing beads?
Silk thread is perfect for stringing pearls and other beads. This material is available in thicker diameters than most silk thread, allowing you the option of working with larger bead holes. The drape and softness of this beading thread allows for stringing, knotting and Kumihimo braiding techniques to be used.
What size cord do I need for seed beads?
Size D/general purpose beading thread is ideal for use with size 11/0 seed beads. Thread has a 7-pound breaking strength. Micro-weight thread measures 0.25mm and is ideal for stringing small hole beads, micro-macramé, bead crochet, detail work, loom weaving, stitching or wrapping.
What can I use instead of crimp beads?
An alternative to crimp beads and crimp tubes is a newer finding called Screw-Tite Crimps™. Screw-Tite Crimps not only secure your Accu-Flex® beading wire to your clasp, they also allow you to change your clasp for a different one, should you want a different look.
How do you secure the end of a string of beads?
Tie one knot to secure the beads in place. Tie this knot as close to the end of the beading as possible to keep the beads from sliding around on the string and revealing the cord beneath. To position the knot as snugly as possible, form the knot loosely, then slide it into place as you tighten it.
What is a bead aligner?
In this video learn how to use TierraCast bead aligners with Swarovski Crystal BeCharmed beads to create holiday and Christmas earrings. Bead aligners create a smaller hole for stringing on large hole beads, making them easier to incorporate into designs and create a wide array of projects with.