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The Different Types of Beading Wire
Beading Wire has been around for a long time, but it is only recently that people have started using it for jewelry making. Before that, all they did was string beads onto cloth. But it is now popular for jewelry makers because it can be used to create more complex shapes, such as flowers, animals, birds, fruits, and tree leaves. Here are some ideas for using beading wire near you to make your own handcrafted jewelry:
Stringing Beads onto Beading Wire to Make Bracelets: Since beading wire has such a simple shape, you can create any type of beading wire bracelet. For example, you can make a beading wire bracelet with just five simple beads and three wires. Or, you can make a beading wire bracelet with fifty beads and twenty-eight wires. What makes these little bracelets special, though, is that you can make them longer by simply adding more beads onto the wire. By doing this, you can create a beading wire necklace, which is useful when you want to be more versatile in your designs. For example, you can wear a beading wire necklace with any dress shirt you want, because beading wire can be made into many different lengths.
Stringing Beads onto Sterling Silver Wire to Make Jewelry: It is also possible to make beading wire jewelry without using sterling silver wire. For example, you can use non-silver beading wire if you want to be more creative, or if you don’t want to buy a certain color of sterling silver wire. Non-silver beading wire comes in colors that are close to the color of sterling silver. This makes it easier for you to string beads onto your jewelry making project without having to worry about the differences in colors.
Use Beads from Your Craft Store: If you cannot purchase beading wire at a craft store, you can still create your own beading wire jewelry by using the beads that you already have on hand in your jewelry making projects. For example, if you have lots of beading wire lying around from your last beading project, you can simply thread it onto a good pair of wire threaders and start working. You won’t be able to tell the difference between the beading wire and regular wire just by looking at it, so beading wire won’t be much of a problem.
Wire Gauge: Another thing to keep in mind when making beading wire is the wire gauge, which refers to the gauge of the beads. This is very important, especially when you’re starting out. A common mistake among new beading enthusiasts is using a very small amount of beads on a very large beading wire. The result can be a bunch of tiny beads, or even tiny pearls, instead of the sparkling, evenly spaced beads that are needed for bead work. You don’t want to mess up your beading because of a mistake as simple as this, so make sure that you know what the proper gauge of the beads is before you start.
Seed Beads: Most people who start making jewelry with beading wire use two types of beading wire, a half-diamond half-gauge wire, which looks like a half diamond in size. If you use these seed beads, they will be tightly packed together and fairly insulating. They also tend to be a little more fragile than regular beads, but it can be worked around in most cases. The problem with these beads is that they are not strong enough to be used as spacers throughout a bracelet or necklace, because their very small size is difficult to secure between two pieces of beading wire. They can be used to help make your jewelry look a lot more stylish, but they are not suitable for bracelets or necklaces. Seed beads are usually used for adding accents to beading projects, such as small hoops to hold onto earrings or buttons on a shirt.