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Are seed beads made of glass?

All seed beads available from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads are made of glass.MaterialsResources article article article article article

Do you have instructions for Petersburg stitch?

A link to instructions by Jean Campbell for the St. Petersburg chain stitch, courtesy of Beading Daily®, is listed in the resources below. Also...

What is free form beading?

Freeform beading is a more sculptural and abstract style of beading than traditional bead stitching. You usually start with a base of peyote stitch...

How many 11/0 seed beads in an inch?

There are approximately 14.1 11/0 seed beads in one inch. The diameter of an 11/0 seed bead is 1.8mm. There are 25.4mm in one inch.- Maura Buckner...

What needle should I use for my seed bead project?

When you first start working with a beading needle and thread, work with a larger needle will give you an easier time of threading as the eye will...

What is Apache weave?

Apache weave is also called brick stitch or stacking stitch created with seed beads, needle and thread. It is also known as the Comanche or Cheyenne...

What size of needle would be best with size #1 Silkon®? I'm using it for seed beads.

Due to the thickness of , I've never needed to add a needle to string on my beads. If you prefer to use a needle, I recommend using the . It's an...

I'm knitting a lacy sweater in a cotton/silk blend yarn and need to include beads along the way. I don't know what type bead to use and would appreciate your help. Thanks.

Seed beads are a great addition to knitted items and come in a variety of sizes, finishes and shapes. They work well because they have smooth edges...

What is the difference between seed beads and cut beads?

Seed beads are round and come in a cylinder shape and a donut shape called Rocailles. Cuts refer to a flat surface actually cut into a seed bead. A...

Do Delica® beads fade?

Some Delica beads may fade when exposed to sunlight, perspiration or water. See the ''Delica® Color Durability Chart'' for information about the...

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?

The design "Peyote Linked Squares" offers instructions on how to create a toggle bar. The dimensions for the toggle bar are based on the size of the...

What is the difference between magatama drop beads and the fringe beads you carry?

A Magatama bead is a drop that is more of a pear-shaped disc with a hole at the thinner top side. A fringe bead is a small drop, slightly tapered at...

How do seed bead sizes compare?

Seed beads are sized in "aughts" and the number for each size indicates how many aughts fit into a standard unit of measurement. The higher the...

Where can I find instructions on surrounding cabochons with beads? Is there a book that I could get?

You can find free online instructions on couching, or creating a bezel for a cabochon using seed beads, also called bead embroidery. You may also...

How many seed beads are in a hank?

A hank contains approximately 4,000 seed beads.You can also refer to the seed beads per package chart to see approximately how many seed beads or...

When doing a peyote stitch, what is the best stringing material--thread or Accu-Flex® beading wire?

I would recommend using Nymo® size B or D for peyote. Here is a link to our options.If you're using larger beads, it's also fun to weave with ....

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,

It is recommended to snip one end of the thread at the end of one strand, by the last bead near the knot. Take off the beads you need then place some...

I need to know the size equivalent in millimeters of #8 seed beads.

are approximately 2.5mm in size.Resources chart

Can I use hex beads to make a ladder stitch bracelet? If so, which size should I use?

Yes. 11/0 hex beads work well in a ladder stitch bracelet; their extra facets create more sparkle.MaterialsResources how-to video and illustrated...

I am learning to do the Peyote stitch. What size thread do you recommend I use?

I would recommend Nymo® B for size 11 seed beads and Nymo B or D for size 11 Delica seed beads. Nymo is a nylon-based thread and is very strong; it...

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