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Make a Beading Frame | Video

A tip to keep beads under control.

When working with beads of any size, it can be a struggle to keep the loose beads where  you want them while you work. Use a picture frame to make a beading tray that will wrangle your beads and make it easier to concentrate on your work.

Find the full text of this reader-submitted tip here. It was sent in by Gloria Fletcher and was featured in Threads #176 (Dec. 2014/Jan. 2015).

Related resources:

How to Attach Sleeves With a Pearl and Chiffon Embellishment, featured in Threads #192 (Aug./Sept. 2017).

How to Machine-Bead a Design, a video technique adapted from “Embellishments: Machine Beading” by Cindy Rowell in Threads #170 (Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014).

How to Make Fortuny Style Beaded Edges, excerpted from “Embellishments: Beaded Edges” by Ruth Ciemnoczolowski in Threads #172 (April/May 2014).


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    MarciaRJuarez | | #1

    I love to do beading work!

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