Category: Choosing Materials

How Many Beads in a Gram? Katie Dean, My World of Beads

How many beads in a gram?

Picture this: you have a new beading pattern that lists 20 IrisDuo beads in the materials. So, you pop to your LBS, or search online and find a shop selling IrisDuo beads. They sell...

Beads for bead weaving. How do you know which are best? Find out how to choose what you need. Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Beads for Bead Weaving

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,...

Buying Seed Beads

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...

seed beads

How do I choose seed beads?

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...