I have been beading for over 16 years and teaching beading for about 14 years. I especially love Japanese seed beads in size 11 and size 15. Not a delica fan but maybe someday... I especially love teaching other people about beading.
I teach the following stitches/projects: peyote, brick, netting, St Petersberg chain, spiral rope, dutch spiral, beaded pens, beaded Christmas ornaments, earrings, pouches, necklaces, bracelets - just about anything beaded, I have tried it.
I have had 7 articles published by Jewelry Crafts Magazine and one by Bead & Button Magazine.
2nd place Professional Beadwork in the Gems and Minerals section Los Angeles County Fair 1998
3rd place Professional Beadwork in the Gems and Minerals section Los Angeles County Fair 1999
I love the feel and the colors of beads. They sparkle and entrance you. They are very addicting.
Stitch I need to learn more about is Ndebele. I will when I have a project that "needs" it. I can do it but don't feel proficient with it yet, also more about sculptural peyote.
Seed beads go through a process that takes over a month to make them.
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I am a bead stitcher but I have crimped a couple crimp beads. If you use a crimping plier, then you turn it to make the fold. I use either the spiral crimp which has spiral grooves that bite into the
I am sorry but I am a seed bead artist and I have never used the pliers you are asking about. I did some searching and I found a couple sites for you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6sYsehOzzM http://jewelrymaking
There are a couple schools of thought on conditioning thread. I don't care for the feel of the thread after it's conditioned. You can use many things bees wax or thread heaven are the most common
Well you didn't say how wide the bracelet is so that would effect which clasp I would choose but I will show you links to a few of my favorite clasps. I too don't care for the peyote toggle bar and loop
I'm sorry but I don't use stretchy cord. I weave with needle and thread. here are a couple links I found with a quick google search. I hope something here helps! http://www.ehow.com/how_5512746_make-beaded-stretch-ring