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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 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 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 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...

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...

I'd like to make a multi-strand necklace with seed beads but cannot figure out what to use to tie all the ends together and how to attach a clasp.

Cone findings are a great choice for multi-strand jewelry designs.MaterialsResources how-to video and illustrated instructions video and illustrated...

What's the least expensive way to get a large assortment of seed beads?

We currently have assortments of seed beads available which is a great economical way to get a mix of seed beads. These assortments include Matsuno,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

I'd like to restring Czech seed beads quickly onto Nymo thread, any ideas on how to do that without taking the seed beads off and stringing with a needle, one by one?

Thread a needle with Nymo® thread, then pass the needle through the beads while they're on the hank. Once the beads are strung onto your new thread,...

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 size 6/0 seed bead. You can find them in the sead and bugle beads category of our website.Materials

Can I use regular size 11 seed beads in place of DB beads in a pattern?

Yes, you can use size 11 (11/0) seed beads.A few things to note:Patterns designed using Delicas are typically patterns where beads stack neatly and...

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...

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,

Bookmarks can be made with many types of beads; the type of bead you choose will help determine what type and size thread to use. Below is a list of...

What is the best type of seed bead and thread to sew beads onto satin doll clothes?

The size 11/0 seed beads have approximately a 1.8mm diameter and are always a good choice for miniature projects such as doll jewelry and clothing....

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...

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