What materials do you need to make bracelets?
Basic Supplies for Making Jewelry and Beading Projects
- Wire cutters.
- Round-nose pliers.
- Flat-nose pliers.
- Crimping tool (crimp pliers)
- Bead organizer with a variety of glass beads.
- Beading cord or thread.
- Memory wire.
- Big-eye beading needle.
What are the most popular bead bracelets?
The most popular beads are natural stone beads, including lava stone beads and obsidian stone beads. Natural stone is a quite heavy material and gives a beaded bracelet a luxurious and valuable feel. Beaded bracelets also look great worn stacked or alongside a wristwatch.
What is the strongest beading cord?
The gel-spun, polyethylene braided thread is recognized as the strongest fiber, per diameter, ever created. The advanced technology used to make FireLine interknitted thread, makes it ultra-thin in diameter but three times stronger than regular monofilament.
Is fishing line good for beading?
You can also purchase the Power Pro fishing line and use it for beading. The braided variety is best for bead weaving and is made up of tiny, braided strands of polyethylene plastic called monofilament.
What is the best cord for making bracelets?
The most popular sizes of elastic cord for making bracelets is 0.7 mm or 1 mm elastic cord, but selecting one depends on the weight of the beads and the size of the hole. For seed bead bracelets, 0.5 mm elastic cord works great.
How do you make a braiding cord bracelet?
- Cut 6 strands of cord, 2 in each color.
- Knot the strands together, then tape them to your desk.
- Separate the strands based on color.
- Cross the 2 left strands over the middle strands.
- Cross the 2 right strands over the new middle strands.
- Tighten the strands.