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Topics: Thread, Bookmarks

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Hello, I want to make bookmarks using a variety of beads; however, I am uncertain what type of thread and what size thread I should purchase. Please send me a few suggestions. Item numbers are a real plus. Haha Take care,
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Topics: Seed Beads, Right Angle Weave

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What is the "correct" way of doing 2-needle right angle weave? Do I keep changing from one needle to the other, or should I try to be a rightie and a leftie at the same time, i.e. keep one needle in each hand?
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Topics: Seed Beads, Technique

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I may be crazy but I was interested in beading my son a bow tie for his high school graduation. I would love to make it so that it can be tied into the bow tie shape. What would be the most flexible but cloth-like stitch to use?
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Topics: Seed Beads, Right Angle Weave

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I am new to the right angle weave. I have watched the video several times. My thread is showing really bad and is loose in some spots. I am using round beads on FireLine thread. What am I doing wrong and also how do I finish it off? Thanks.
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Topics: Seed Beads, Freeform

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What is free form beading?
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Topics: Seed Beads, Fringe

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I want to make a seed bead fringe necklace, how does the seed bead stay on the bottom of the fringe, and how do I attach the seed bead onto the chain, and what type of wire or thread do I use to create the fringe. Fringe hangs 10" long by 7 1/2" wide. How is the bottom seed of the fringe secured? Thank you.
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Topics: Seed Beads, Finishing a Design

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I am in love with seed beads but I have serious issues getting my work finished. I can stitch a toggle clasp but the toggle-bar never fits. It's too small or too big. Could you please help me?
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Topics: Seed Beads

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Can I use regular size 11 seed beads in place of DB beads in a pattern?
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Topics: Seed Beads, Weaving

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What is Apache weave?
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Topics: Seed Beads, Stitches

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Do you have instructions for Petersburg stitch?
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Topics: Beads, Seed Beads

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I would like to know how to get started with seed beads. I want to seed bead a 5" hoop to make a dream catcher? All I want to do is the outside (if not) the hoop in seed beads. Thank you.
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Topics: Seed Beads, Sculptural

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I would like to know how to create the 3-D seed beaded items I have seen here. The animals that I have seen here are incredible. But I don't know how to begin; or using a cow skull to cover with seed beads. Any resource would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Topics: Thread, Adding to off-loom stitches

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I'm looking for your video or answer on how to join a new thread onto an existing thread for projects that need you to use a lot of thread, like necklaces, etc. What I mean is: I have started my project (beaded fringe on a bracelet, just like your video) and the string is now too short to do any more beading. How do I join the next piece of thread? Thank you.
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Topics: Seed Beads, Barrettes

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I make beaded barrettes. I have tried to use glue to hold down the beadwork but eventually the glue doesn't hold. I sew beadwork onto leather/suede, should I sew through the leather/suede and the bottom part of the barrette? What is better to use, Nymo® thread or wire?
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Topics: Seed Beads, Peyote Stitch

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What is the easiest way to read a peyote stitch pattern without getting lost?
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Topics: Seed Beads, Right Angle Weave

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I am having trouble with flat right-angle weave necklaces. I find that my pieces are bunching or twisting on the neck whenever I move. These are short pieces but not chokers that are flat against the throat. Any advice on how I can avoid this?
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Topics: Seed Beads, Stitches

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I am pretty new at beading and I am in love with seed beads. I am trying to do a two-row base for a necklace. I have tried peyote and square stitch. How do I get the tension right? I end up with it wiggly, or spiral, or twisty, anything but flat. Thanks,
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Topics: Seed Beads, Thread

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What is the best type of seed bead and thread to sew beads onto satin doll clothes?
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Topics: Seed Beads, Counts

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Is there a way to get close to the right number of seed beads for a project without having to count them? I have a project that calls for 240 and I really do not want to dump out the entire vial.
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Topics: Seed Beads, Hanks

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How do you get the cluster of seed beads separated without losing all of the beads on the strand, and how do you secure them and keep them from unraveling. Thank you,
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