Glass Beads and Bead Looms
Monday, July 12, 2010
You might already know that beading is one of the top hobbies of many people today. It is so popular in fact that a lot of magazines are being published solely featuring everything about beading. Beading is not just a hobby and form of relaxation, but it can turn out to be a wonderful business as well.


There are many kinds of beading, two of which are seed beading and tapestry beading. With the latter, you can include many kinds of beads including glass beads to give your finished products various effects, shimmer, styles and designs. Glass beads can be bought in many bead and craft shops both online and offline. You will find that there are many options to choose from which will help you make the most unique and beautiful beaded creations you can think of.

When beading is incorporated in textile looms, a wide array of techniques is used to produce cloth. A bead loom equipment is used to make beautiful bead work, which is the most common equipment used by bead workers so they can easily make great masterpieces.

If you are interested in using bead looms, choose the rectangular one that has raised grooves and hooks. There are a lot of these things in the market and all you have to do is choose the best one. The wooden ones are more expensive than the other kinds but they are the ones that will last for a long time. Treat is as an investment an you will surely enjoy your bead work with the bead loom for a long, long time.

For beginners, start with an easy task. Use glass beads that are fairly bigger than most, like those in size 6 or 7. They’re easy to handle and you can still make wonderful designs. Just make sure that you get a needle that is smaller than the hole of your glass beads. This way, the needle can pass through each bead without a glitch.

Start practicing and don’t be afraid to experiment with different designs. You will find out that creating glass beads designs is fairly easier to do when you have a bead loom to assist you. The more you get used to the idea of a bead loom, the better you will be at producing wonderful styles. You can then incorporate these designs with your glass beads jewelry and eventually set up your own shop where you can showcase and sell your masterpieces. Start now!

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