Tips For Better Beading - Demos with Large Beads
Prevent a Mess
1
Always transfer beads over a beading mat, using a funnel, or inside a large bowl.
Many choose to ignore this advice, and they will find beads around the house for the rest of their lives.
Stop Splitting Your Thread
2
Create room by hold your thread taught to one side.
Run your needle across the opposite inside-edge from the thread.
Practice holding your work taught against your hand while beading through it.
Avoid a Tangled Mess
3
Pinch your beads, holding them stationary, while pulling long strands of thread through them.
Prevent Hand Aches and Pains
4
Bead needles are very thin. Squeezing and pulling them repetetively through tight work can permanently damage your hands.
Do your future self a HUGE favor - use your needle nose pliers to pull needles through tight beads.
Stop your Work from Curling
5
Thread additional thread throught your piece. Continue until your work is tight and keeping shape.
On square stitch work, run your extra thread through your vertical rows, making "u-turns" to jump to other columns. Continue as needed.
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