Beading

 
Learn how to use beads to make jewelry and other art.  Beading is the art of creating items to wear, to showcase, to decorate using beads.  This page provides links to resources, classes, and programs for those who want to learn how to bead, or to master the craft.  HAPPY BEADING!
 
 
 
 

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Though this charm necklace consists of such large amount of glass beads( http://www.pandahall.com/wholesale-glass-beads/208.html ), with different colors, and different shapes, the final proves they come together in a well balance and deliberately simple design. It deserves the best of any beaded necklaces!
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  • Seed BeadJewelry Design
  • 2. History Jewelry is one of the oldest forms of body adornment. The first pieces of jewelry were made from natural materials, such as bone, animal teeth, shell, wood and carved stone.
  • 3. Jewelry Uses Currency: wealth display & storage Function: clasps, pins & buckles Symbolism: to show membership or status Examples: Christian crucifix, Jewish Star of David, wedding rings Protection: amulets & magical wards Artistic Display: just for looks or showing ones style Jewelry has always been artistic, but this use took primacy over wealth and function starting in the late 19th century
  • 4. Types of Jewelry High-Quality Jewelry: made with gemstones and precious metals, such as silver or gold Art Jewelry: design and creativity are prized above material value Costume Jewelry: less costly due to being mass-produced from lower value materials
  • 5. Seed Bead Jewelry Smallest type of beads used to create jewelry Embroidery Technique: seed beads are sewn or woven onto a fabric backing
  • 6. Materials & Tools Thread: Nymo (nylon), wire, braided thread Crimp Beads: soft metal bead that is crimped around the wire to hold a clasp in place. Crimp Pliers: used to attach crimp beads
  • 7. Materials & Tools Beading Needles: thin and bendable Decorative Beads: seed beads, wooden beads, etc. Findings: hardware needed to finish a piece of jewelry Examples: Barrel clasps, crimp beads, earring wires, etc.
  • 8. Attaching A Crimp Bead Two-step process used with beading wire Using a crimp pliers, first crimp the bead around the wire using the hole closest to the handles Then, fold the crimped bead back onto itself using the hold closet to the tip of the pliers
  • 9. 2 Basic Techniques Daisy Chain Ladder Stitch

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Kelly from Off the Beaded Path, in Forest City, North Carolina shows you how to make a bracelet using right angle weave this time instead of single row you will be doing two rows. This is the second video in her new technique series videos. She makes what is referred to as the Marilyn Monroe bracelet in her store. Kelly also has written patterns and kits available to purchase in our website www.offthebeadedpathbeadstore.com and on Etsy. www.etsy.com/shop/offthebeadedpath

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