Beading is a wonderful pastime which is growing in popularity every day. If you have ever wanted to give beading a try but have been concerned about starting off on a budget then here are some tips for you. You can break into this great hobby without breaking the bank!
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Do not be too ambitious with your first project. Remember that you can create a beautiful beaded piece without the design being too complicated. You may want to start with a project kit before you start to start making your own designs.
If you start simply you will soon gain the confidence to move on to bigger projects very soon.
Make sure that you keep your beading supplies organized. As soon as you start beading you will begin to collect a large amount of beads and supplies which you need to keep organized. You can buy specialist beading boxes, but you may want to save money by using zip lock bags in a Tupperware box.
Get Design Ideas For Free
It is so easy to find inspiration online for beading designs. Also you could try your local library to find some beading books to borrow for free.
Find Great Beading Supplies
It can be so much fun browsing bead supply stores to find some fabulous beads. These days there are also lots of beading suppliers online. This can be a great way to save money, particularly if you buy your beads in bulk.
It is usually cheaper to buy beads in bulk so get together with some beading friends to make a large purchase together to save money.
Make the Finish a Good One
Make sure that your finished project lasts!
The final knot is the one that is going to hold your whole project together. One of the best ways to secure your beads is to use a square knot on the thread and apply some jewelers glue to the end. Do this before you cut the string and you will have a secure end knot.
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