When you want to make beaded necklaces and bracelets, you need to be aware of the basic materials and tools you will need. In addition, there are a variety of beads and styles to choose from. You can choose the length and design of the finished necklace based on your taste.
There are a few different materials that you can use to make beaded necklaces and bracelets. You can choose to use flexible beading wire or beaded thread. Both of these materials are available at local craft stores. You can make your beaded necklaces or bracelets into any style you want. You can even customize the length of your finished necklace. The length you choose will depend on the style and beads that you choose to use.
A bead board is an essential tool for beading because it allows you to easily string your beads and make sure that they stay in place. This tool also helps you improve your design skills. The bead board has channels for you to lay out your beads, as well as trays for holding your beads.
Having the right tools is important for creating beaded necklaces and bracelets. Some tools will help you cut wire and crimp beads while others will be handy when stringing and finishing. Needles and pliers are the most commonly used tools for beading and crimping, but there are others as well. A pair of crimping pliers will make the job easier and ensure that beads stay in place on the stringing wire.
The first tool you should have is chain nose pliers. These are the most commonly used basic jewelers tool in a starter kit and will be your second set of hands as you learn to make beaded jewelry. They have a finer tip and are designed for fine detail work.
When buying beaded necklaces and bracelets, make sure to take your wrist size into consideration. Typically, a bracelet should fit a person's wrist between the measurements given in the chart below. However, it is important to note that bracelet sizes are approximate and you should also consider the length of the clasp. Some bracelets have longer clasps than others.
The most common size for a beaded necklace is eighteen inches. This length is appropriate for many necklines and can be worn alone or layered. Necklaces can be double-stranded to add interest and a more casual look. Alternatively, you can choose a shorter necklace that is twenty to twenty-four inches long and wrap it around your neck a couple of times.