Beading Lessons – Beading Material Sizes


Beading is a not all that complicated. Some people get overwhelmed because we use uses different types of material in order to create a very elegant beaded ornament and fashion accessories; however, with a little training you'll be navigating your way through beading terms and beading materials in no time!

When it comes to bead sizes just remember that different beads ranging from small seed beads to large beads have a corresponding number that indicates sizing can come in different colors and designs. Different wire sizes are also used in beading that depends on the size of the hole in a single bead. Nylon threads and wires threads also have its special sizing that needs to be considered when using a specific bead. Furthermore, different accessories like crimps and clasp can be very the huge numbers of materials involved can confuse a lot of first time bead makers.

Starting a beading project you will want to have a little background about all the important sizing of the materials. The sizing you choose which type of material is appropriate to use. This way, the beading project can be done quickly and the bead maker will not have to bother locating which material or tool to be used for the project. In beading, sizing is a very important topic. Each artist must know the correct size chart of each material to be used. This can result to an organized beading activity and less error will occur once all the material is arranged according to its corresponding size. In here, we will discuss some of the most important sizing in beading that every bead maker must know.

Needle and thread size for beading

One of the most apparent beading materials that requires accurate sizing are the needle, thread and beads. These materials must be at their appropriate sizes in order to use them together. Basically, the eye needle must be the right size for the thread and both the thread and needle must be at the correct sizes in order for it to pass through the beads.

Since beads come in numerous diverse sizes and shapes, using the appropriate thread and needle would make the beading activity straightforward and effortless. Basically the size of the bead is directly proportional to the size of the thread and needle to be used. Bead sizes represented in numbers wherein the size fifteen beads is the smallest which works fine with needles sizes twelve and thirteen.

The thread to be use would range around the smallest nylon thread or monofilament. On the other hand, the famous seed beads sizes around ten to eleven which uses a light nylon for threading. A size ten to twelve gauge needle for easy threading. Lastly, larger beads tends to use a larger needle but most of the time, a simple thread is enough to thread a large bead.

Overall, it is essential that you take a look at the different sizing chart of every beading material before buying them. Slight inconsistency in the bead size and other material can affect the overall beading project which can consume time and money. Refer to the store agents for assistance in choosing the right size of beading materials would be a very good idea.

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-Tracy Miller

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2 Comments to Beading Lessons – Beading Material Sizes

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    November 5, 2011 12:26 pm

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