I’ve taught a lot of beginners now and one of the first things they ask is, naturally, what beads to use. Well, that depends on the kind of beading you want to do. So, here I want to talk about Continue reading Beads for Bead Weaving
Have you ever sat down with a new beading pattern and wanted to make it in your own colours? Then, your next thought was probably ‘which bead colours work together for this?’ Did you come up with an answer quickly? Continue reading Which Bead Colours Work Together?
With an overwhelming number of types and colours of seed beads on the market today, it can be really confusing when you set out to a bead shop or bead fair. However intent I am upon buying seed beads, I Continue reading Buying Seed Beads
When you start beading, the different seed bead sizes can be very confusing. Worse than that, it turns out that the same size of seed bead can actually vary a little bit from brand to brand! How does this affect Continue reading Seed Bead Sizes and Brands
Seed beads come not just in different colours, but also in different finishes. In some ways it’s a little false to separate the colour from the finish as it is very often the type of finish that creates a particular Continue reading How do I choose seed beads?
I’m actually going to answer that question with another question: what is the purpose of your clasp? The answer may sound obvious: to fasten a necklace or bracelet. Of course this is why you’re trying to decide on a clasp, Continue reading How do you decide which clasp to choose?