Part 1: Bead weaving. Your way to handmade excellence and a world of DIY
While most of us are still stuck at home for known reasons, we decided to share some interesting DIY options with you. This could easily become your next best hobby or even additional source of income should you decide to master it.
When it comes to handmade there are so many options for every level of expertise, so it doesn't really matter if you're a noob or skilled, there is always something to learn and get great experience!
This is the first part of DIY overview and more will come along, so without further ado lets dive into bead weaving.
Bead waving is considered one of the ancient type of craft. Over the time it grew and evolved along with new materials of every shape and color. While ancient people had no beads and used little rocks and fangs of dead animals, we have an amazing choice of beads to use. You will never get bored if you like crafting with beads.
There are a lot of various tutorials as well as books, but to narrow your choice and concentrate on result, we have selected these learning materials for you.
What you can do with it:
- jewelry (bracelets, brooch, earrings, pendant, necklace, choker и тд
- beaded bags
- beaded home decor
- animal figurines
- Christmas ornaments
Basic Supplies for Making Beading Projects
Before you going to create your masterpiece, here are some basic tools for any beading project you will need for sure. You might not use all of them at once, but keeping them around is a must.
- Wire cutters
- Round-nose pliers
- Flat-nose pliers
- Crimping tool (crimp pliers)
- Bead organizer with a variety of glass beads
- Beading cord or thread
- Memory wire
- Big-eye beading needle
- Assorted earwires
- Assorted clasps
- Assorted headpins and eyepins
- Crimp beads
- Ruler or tape measure
- Strong adhesive, like E-6000
We will provide useful links at the end of this article, where you will be able to find all necessary tools.
Tutorials for beginners:
Here you will find beginner tutorials for every level of skill and patience. Simply choose the one you like:
You can also buy ready to use DIY kit, which makes is pretty simple to follow and get results.
Here are some useful tools you would need for any project:
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