Beading tools and supplies

Beading is a hobby that requires many types of tools. If you are just starting out, it can be difficult to know what you need.

The most basic tool you will need is a needle, which can be used for stringing beads onto thread or wire. Other tools include pliers, wire cutters, bead crimpers, crimp covers and bead reamers, a beading mat to keep your beads from skating away.

Beading is a very popular activity and enjoyed by crafters of all ages. It can be done with a variety of different materials, including glass, metal, plastic, clay and stone beads.

Creativity is the process of generating new ideas, images, and other things that are not obvious or predictable. It is important to try new things and experiment with different techniques. It’s about thinking outside the box and coming up with new solutions. It is not just about being artistic; it’s also about being innovative and finding new ways of doing things.

I have personally created many tools out of necessity from what I had available or knew I could rig in order to accomplish the desired result. I can think of one example, when I was working on a Cubic RAW (which is a cubic right angle weave) I had a small oblong piece of very dense foam, I made a with a whole in the top and a hole from the side (that met it in the middle towards the top, imagine an L shaped elbowed tunnel, so that my cording could be anchored down. It helped to support the bottom row while I wove each next row upon the previous. Ironically, there is a woman who did something similarly with wood, she mass produces that tool now and sells it in addition to her beading items.

Everybody’s budget is different. You can get a few basic supplies to get by with and add to your arsenal as you go. Watching many youtube videos on the topic is helpful too, you can gain a lot of insight from other creative folks who are making similar items and hear all about what works best for them and why.

“Sparkle on, sparkle bright, good day and good night!”

Susan Marie Davis
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