Materials and tools for beadwork

Needle
Of course, the type and size of needle used depends on the size of the holes in the beads. The size of the needle typically corresponds to the number of beads. Needle size of the bead 10, 12, 13 and 15. Most commonly used needles No. 12. If the bead is so small that it does not pass a bead needle, you can do the following:
1. Take a piece of thin wire, fold in half, thread in the hole and cut it off smoothly the ends of the wire. Use boot them through the beads together. This method is especially good for sewing pricep. If you sew a seam where you need to sew each individual bead, try doing a thick enough needle hole in the fabric and threading it through your "needle" of wire. Otherwise, you need to remove the wire, threading the needle and making a stitch on cloth. And then put the wire to score the next bead.
2. Another option is to smear glue (e.g. PVA glue) the end of the thread and allow to dry. Then strung the bead, using the glued end of the thread as the needle. Then thread a needle, make a stitch and again pull the needle and thread through the next bead glued end of the thread. This method is not as comfortable as the first, because soon the glue will crack and the thread will lose its hardness, you will have to smear the thread with glue again and again and wait until it dries.

It is very difficult to insert the thread into the tiny eye of a needle, you can do the following:
1. Cut the thread end at an angle and wax the thread at the end, it will become more solid and the thread will not blossom.
2. Try using Nikolaevichem, which is usually included in the kit to the sewing machine or the needle set.

Thread
Used durable (nylon, silk) yarn and embroidery floss. The thickness and color of the thread used depends on the size of the hole in busine and the eye of a needle, and the means of sewing, color schemes, fabrics, and embroidery design. Any thread be sure to preteroti using a piece of wax, to become stronger, more flexible and not got hit in the process.
Most of the beadwork on fabric suitable thin synthetic thread.
The thread should match the purpose of the model. If the product is used in the home or, for example, you make the fringe, thread should be as durable as possible. If the hole in the beads are wide enough, can be further strengthened thread is a very thin line. If your product is used bugle or cutting - there is a chance that over time the thread will ground their sharp edges. So be careful with sufficient strength thread.

Beads, glass beads, beads, beads, rhinestones, stones, sequins, sequins
Before starting work check that will not wash off if the paint did not descend whether from mother of pearl beads will not melt if the beads during washing, steaming or Ironing, if necessary in such operations with the cloth. You can pre-make beads yourself, read about it in the "articles"section.

Embroidery Hoop or stretcher
When visianii beading it is very important that the canvas was well stretched. Very convenient Hoop on the counter and those that can be attached to the edge of the table or the chair arm - then both hands will be free. For big and large paintings need large rectangular Hoop that will fit the whole picture, since volume embroidery will not allow you to move the product. If the hoops are great, the fabric can "build" Primeau the edges with additional strips of cloth.

Fabric products, canvas or tulle, soutache
Try to choose such material for embroidery, so he wasn't a crease, mark, did not require frequent washing and Ironing. Please note that embroidery glass beads on thin tissue may deform the product under the weight of the beads. So I usually try to sew on fabric that can withstand the weight of the beads.
Before you begin, you need to carefully copy the pattern onto the fabric using carbon paper, chalk or soap. To transfer the pattern on the knit should be attached to a fabric sheet of tracing paper on which you previously made a copy of the pattern and flash pattern. Then carefully tear off the paper without pulling threads stitched into the pattern.

The canvas can be embroidered pictures and panels, using pre-set schemes that you can buy in the departments of needlework, or to take the scheme from our website (schemes for embroidery and weaving with beads). You can also embroider with beads, the picture and the background to embroider with embroidery floss. When working on the canvas should just pick the size of the beads to the cells of the canvas. Embroidery soutache and tulle was very popular in the XIX century. Used to create incredibly beautiful and the air is festive and evening dresses, shawls, collars, jewelry. You can also experiment with fabrics.

Pliers
For cutting and tightening a loop of wire, stuck in busine of the needle and also for removal of excess beads in the row woven or embroidered pattern.

Graph paper
To draw complex diagrams of woven goods.

Stiletto or awl
For cleaning holes in the beads to expand the holes of wooden and paper beads.

Some other little things
Scissors, wax (to make the thread stronger), nail beads and dyes for glass.

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