I want to make a beaded curtain for a door. What kind of wire should I use considering the large number of beads that go onto one strand? Secondly, what is the best way to attach the strands to a rod? Looking forward to hearing from you.
A strong beading wire like Accu-Flex beading wire is a great choice for a beaded curtain. This type of stringing material can handle a great deal of use and will hold up well to the weight of the beads. Be sure to use several crimp beads at each end of each strand for extra security.
To make a beaded curtain, start with a dowel or curtain rod that fits within the width of the doorway. To figure the correct length of Accu-Flex beading wire for each strand, measure the desired finished length, add enough to wrap loosely around the rod, then add at least one inch and cut a the Accu-Flex to that length. String at least two crimp beads and enough small round beads (such as Czech druk beads) to wrap loosely around the rod. Pass back through the crimps then crimp. String enough beads to almost fill the remaining beading wire and at least two crimp beads then crimp. Pass the rod through the loop on the end of the strand. Repeat to make as many strands as desired.