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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...

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...

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

How many seed beads come in a package?

The number of seed beads that come in a package varies depending on the brand you are purchasing. The ''Seed Beads per Package'' chart is a great...

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 is the difference between seed bead finishes such as matte, inside color, transparent, etc.?

There are many different styles, finishes and colors in seed beads to accommodate any design. Refer to the following chart, which includes all the...

Which gauge wire can be used with size 11/0 seed beads?

Size 11/0 seed beads work well with 22-gauge and finer wire. Refer to the chart for information about the maximum size wire to use with each type of...

I love working in all kinds of bead weaving stitches. However, no matter what stitch I use the bracelet always stretches or "grows". I use Fire line. I tie knots often. What else can I do to retain size? Thanks in advance.

You can condition FireLine® which should help. Cut the length you require and run the thread between your thumb and forefinger, using a tight grip on...

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...

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...

In seed beads, what size are "E" beads? They look like tubular glass beads, but are larger than the average seed bead. Are they somewhere at Fire Mountain--I can't find them by that designation!

E-bead is a common term for a . You can find them in the category of our website.

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.

One way to get the approximate number of beads that you need without counting them individually, would be to weigh a small amount then multiply by...

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...

How are seed beads made?

Seed beads are made by cutting pieces from long, hollow glass tubes called canes that are cut into small equal lengths. The length of the cut piece...

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.

Design Idea 8237Esther Pollock has a great you could easily increase to your desired size, and then add seed beads to beading wire where she used...

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

are approximately 2.5mm in size.Resources chart

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...

What is a Japanese cylinder bead and what size beads can be used in its place? Thanks.

These Japanese seed beads have a very uniform, cylindrical profile as opposed to the more rounded Japanese and Czech seed beads. They have thin walls...

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