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  • Beading Guide BD001B

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  • taBle of contents

    buying beads

    Do you want to learn more about beads? Would you love to try new techniques, but don’t know where to start? This beading guide is jam-packed with photos, techniques and step-by-step illustrations that will help you learn new techniques and sharpen your existing skills. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced beader, this is a reference guide you will use again and again.

    Beading GuiDe

    Bead sizes

    Bead quantity taBle

    averaGe jewelry lenGths

    use this simple table to estimate the number of

    beads per inch.

    IN C

    H ES

    M M

    1 2

    10 20 30 40 50

    1mm 2mm 3mm 4mm 5mm 6mm 7mm

    8mm 9mm 10mm 11mm 12mm

    Beads can be bought in strands, by weight, by count

    or individually.

    Bracelet ....................................................... 7 inches

    Anklet .......................................................... 9 inches

    Choker....................................................... 16 inches

    Princess length.......................................... 18 inches

    Matinee length.......................................... 24 inches

    Opera length............................................. 32 inches

    Rope or lariat ............................................ 48 inches

    Average Jewelry Lengths .......................2

    Bead Sizes ...........................................2

    Bead Quantity Table ............................2

    Buying Beads .......................................2

    Bead Types ..........................................3

    Findings ...............................................6

    Stringing Materials ................................8

    Tools ....................................................9

    Beading Basics How-To Guide ............ 12

    Bead approx. Beads Per inch

    #11 seed bead..................................................12–14

    #8 seed bead ..........................................................8

    #6 seed bead ..........................................................6

    2mm bead ............................................................. 12

    4mm bead ...............................................................6

    6mm bead ...............................................................4

    8mm bead ...............................................................3

    10mm bead .............................................................2

    12mm bead ..........................................................2

    Beading Guide is published by DRG, 306 East Parr Road, Berne, IN 46711, (260) 589-4000. Printed in USA. Copyright © 2010 DRG. All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced in part or in whole without written permission from the publisher.

    Every effort has been made to ensure that the instructions in this pattern book are complete and accurate. We cannot, however, take responsibility for human error, typographical mistakes or variations in individual work.

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  • charms Charms come in a

    variety of metals and are often

    accentuated with enamel to

    add a touch of color. Charms

    are available in almost every

    theme imaginable.

    czech Glass Beads These

    quality glass faceted beads

    come in a variety of sizes,

    shapes and stunning colors.

    czech Glass fire-polished

    Beads intense heat brings

    the flame alive inside these

    beautiful and colorful

    beads. Fire-polished beads

    come in a variety of sizes,

    shapes and colors.

    e Beads Also in the seed

    bead category, this 4/0, 5/0

    or 6/0 bead is often referred

    to as an e bead, and will add

    color and interest to your

    beading projects.

    acrylic Beads Available in a

    variety of beautiful colors and

    shapes, acrylic beads offer an

    economical and lightweight

    alternative to glass beads.

    Bone & horn Beads inspired

    by nature and beautifully

    carved, these beads can serve

    as a focal point in your de-

    signer pieces or as the basis of

    a simple, yet elegant design.

    Bugle & cylinder Beads

    Tube-shaped, these beads are

    available in various sizes,

    lengths and colors.

    cabochons A cabochon

    is a polished shaped stone

    that is flat on the back for

    mounting. The various sizes

    and colors make them a

    great design accessory.

    bead types

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  • faceted Beads Faceted beads

    are cut with multiple faces,

    which reflect and refract light.

    The more facets, the more

    sparkle from the bead. Highly

    faceted and polished beads

    gleam from every angle and

    serve to draw attention to a

    certain area of your necklace

    or the piece as a whole.

    fringe Beads Small teardrop-

    shaped beads with a horizon-

    tal hole that allows the bead

    to hang from thread or wire

    like a small teardrop.

    Gemstone Beads Once used

    as currency, gemstone beads

    offer variety in color from

    sultry earthy tones to the

    bright translucent tones of the

    rainbow. Gemstone beads are

    available in a wide variety of

    sizes, shapes and grades.

    turquoise Beads Turquoise

    beads come in a variety of

    colors, including yellow,

    white, green, blue and laven-

    der. A wide variety of shapes

    and sizes add interest to this

    mysterious stone.

    There are many faux and dyed turquoise gemstones. They

    can include white magnesite, howlite and mountain jade.

    if you aren’t sure about the gems you are buying, always

    ask the vendor.

    Glass Beads Glass beads are

    a broad category of beads,

    including art glass, cane glass,

    cat’s eye, chevron, crackle

    glass, faceted, lampwork,

    crow, cubic zirconia, dichroic

    glass and foil-lined glass.

    Metal Beads From sterling

    silver to copper, and shiny

    to antique, metal beads

    are available in a variety of

    finishes, shapes and sizes to

    match your every design.

    Pearls Whether cultured,

    freshwater, crystal or glass,

    pearls add a touch of so-

    phistication to your jewelry

    designs. The versatility of

    pearls allows them to be

    styled in both elegant and

    contemporary designs. Real

    pearls vary slightly in color,

    shape and size.

    bead types

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  • Pendants Pendants change

    the look of your design im-

    mediately. Add them to your

    favorite necklace or incor-

    porate them into your design

    from the beginning.

    Porcelain Beads Fine por-

    celain beads add a designer

    touch when mixed with

    crystals in your designs.

    seed Beads The most widely

    used beads in jewelry design,

    these beads can be used as

    filler beads, be woven into

    designs or to create intricate

    patterns and shapes. Most

    common sizes are 6, 8 and

    11. The larger the number,

    the smaller the bead.

    shell Beads Derived of the

    beautiful shells found in the

    ocean, these beads come in

    a variety of incredible colors,

    sizes and shapes. Mixed with

    crystals and other beads, they

    add a dazzling array of color

    to all your jewelry projects.

    triangle Beads These small

    triangular beads add big

    impact to your designs. The

    multisided beads catch and

    reflect light adding motion

    and dimension to all your

    beading designs.

    wood Beads Traditional and

    non-traditional wood beads

    can be dressed up with

    crystals or matched up with

    earthy stone colors for a more

    natural and contemporary

    look.

    Bead shaPes

    bead types

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  • Bails A bail is used to dis-

    play a special stone or gem.

    it’s function is to hold and

    hang a pendant.

    Bead caps Bead caps add

    flair and dimension to your

    bead projects and come in a

    wide variety of sizes, shapes

    and finishes to accommodate

    all your design ideas. They

    can also be used to serve as

    protection from other beads.

    chain Perk up your projects

    with a beautiful chain. Avail-

    able in large to small shaped

    links, rope, serpentine, figaro,

    flat and cable, chain adds spar-

    kle to your projects and comes

    in many finishes to coordinate

    with your beads and findings.

    clasps Clasps not only secure

    your beading projects, they

    can become part of the de-

    sign as well. Clasps are avail-

    able in bar-and-ring toggles,

    barrel, bead, box, button,

    filigree, fishhook, hook-and-

    eye, lobster-claw, magnetic,

    multistrand, S-hook, slide

    lock, spring-ring, snap lock

    and tube.

    crimp Beads & tubes Crimps

    are used at the beginning and

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