- 1 What can I make with wire and beads?
- 2 What can you make with beads for kids?
- 3 What can I use instead of crimp beads?
- 4 What is the best wire for beading?
- 5 What to do with old beads?
- 6 What are some easy crafts to make and sell?
- 7 Why are my crimp beads breaking?
- 8 What are crimping beads?
- 9 What can I use to string heavy beads?
- 10 Is 7 strand beading wire good?
- 11 What is the best stringing material for heavy beads?
What can I make with wire and beads?
4 Non-Jewelry Things to Make with Beads and Wire:
- Wire Wrapped Headband by Moms and Crafters:
- Geometric Spiral Wire Bookmarks by The Beading Gem’s Journal:
- Petrified Wood Wire Wrapped Pendants by Doodlecraft:
- Wire Bead Flower by Inspiration and Realisation:
- Branch Pendant from Moms and Crafters:
What can you make with beads for kids?
7 Awesome Beaded Craft Projects for Kids
- DIY Kaleidoscope. We came across this post on how to make a DIY Kaleidoscope over at the blog Darcy and Brian.
- Beaded Hungry Caterpillar.
- DIY Dream Catchers.
- Beaded Stretch Bracelets.
- Spiral Suncatchers.
- Beaded Schoolbag Charms.
- Magic Fairy Wands.
What can I use instead of crimp beads?
An alternative to crimp beads and crimp tubes is a newer finding called Screw-Tite Crimps ™. Screw-Tite Crimps not only secure your Accu-Flex® beading wire to your clasp, they also allow you to change your clasp for a different one, should you want a different look.
What is the best wire for beading?
22-20 gauge are good all-purpose, versatile wire sizes, thin enough to be able to string on most beads. If you use half-hard wire (or work-harden softer wire ), these gauges are also sturdy enough to hold their shape for making handmade chain, ear wires, eye pins, jump rings, and lightweight clasps.
What to do with old beads?
7 Ideas for What To Do With Leftover Beads
- Make Earrings. I love earring patterns.
- Use As Accent Beads.
- Create Beaded Fringe.
- Make A Bead Mix.
- Create A Bead Soup.
- Make A Repair Kit.
- Give Leftover Beads Away.
What are some easy crafts to make and sell?
Easy Crafts to Sell For Profit
- Easy DIY Planters. lilluna.
- Easy Rose Gold Foiled Pencil Cup. damasklove.
- Fruit Perler Bead Magnets. frugalmomeh.
- DIY Flower Pens. livingwellmom.
- Easy Elastic Headband. scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.
- Fabric And Lace Bow Tote. flamingotoes.
- Tic Tac Toe Board. theidearoom.
- Rock Photo Holders.
Why are my crimp beads breaking?
Breakage is typically caused by abrasion on the wire. The kinds of beads you’re can be sharp on the inside and can cut through the wire over time.
What are crimping beads?
Crimp beads are soft metal beads used in place of knots to secure clasps and beads onto un-knottable stringing material such as beading wire. To use crimps, you will need some flat nose pliers to squash the crimps, or speciality crimping pliers that “fold” the bead into a small volume.
What can I use to string heavy beads?
How to Choose the Right Stringing Material for Your Project
- Leather cord. Genuine leather cord is a popular material to use for stringing beads with large holes and it looks great on its own as a necklace with just a simple pendant attached.
- Faux leather cord.
- Cotton cord.
- Hemp cord.
Is 7 strand beading wire good?
Beadalon 7 Strand encases 7 strands of fine-diameter stainless steel wire within a kink-resistant nylon coating. It is abrasion-resistant for longer lasting stringing results. Beadalon 7 Strand holds its shape, is easy to work with, very strong, and renders secure jewelry that lasts.
What is the best stringing material for heavy beads?
Here is a list of some (and by no means all) of the stringing media now available and what type of beads work best with it.
- Silk. A well-known classic for bead stringing, silk thread is most often used for pearls.
- Leather Cord.
- Waxed Linen Cord.