How do you secure seed beads?

What can I use to hold beads in place?

Just wrap a piece of tape to the point on your thread where you’d like to start your beadwork. No beads will slip off while you begin, and you can slide the tape off the end of the thread when you’re sure everything’s in place. These little coiled gizmos are great for holding beads in place on stringing wire.

How do you keep beads from falling off?

Use the Bead Stopper to prevent beads from falling off the end of the strand. Using alligator clips or sticky tape will either make a mess out of everything you touch or it can kink your stringing material. The Bead Stopper will hold your work securely, and it won’t fall off, even with a good tug.

How do you secure a string of beads?

Tie one knot to secure the beads in place. Tie this knot as close to the end of the beading as possible to keep the beads from sliding around on the string and revealing the cord beneath. To position the knot as snugly as possible, form the knot loosely, then slide it into place as you tighten it.

What kind of needle do I need for seed beads?

English beading needles in sizes 10 and 12 are the best choices for use with size 11 seed beads. You can also use a size 10 sharps or short beading needle for these beads if you need to maneuver through a tight spot.

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Can you iron seed beads?

Caring for your beadwork

Also be careful if you’re using the pure nylon thread, some brands may be more or less heat resistant when ironing. Always iron around your beads, don’t press them directly.