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Bead Stringing: Beading Q And A (9/23/2011)

2011 September 23

Sandy asks…

Bead Stringing

Bead Stringing


What is the name of those religious bead necklaces?

I just need to know. It is those beads with a string through them that you count with your fingers as you say a religious word over and over or something.

BeadGal answers:

Those are called a rosary.

Susan asks…

How do I incorporate knotting into stringing beads?

Please tell me the details.

BeadGal answers:

I think you are talking about the knots between each bead in a string of pearls. Here are a couple of tutorials, with pictures and/or videos, to get you started:

http://martinseclectic.net/Tutorials/PearlKnotting.htm

http://www.beadalon.com/bbj-312.asp

http://www.beadinggem.com/2009/06/best-tutorial-links-for-bead-or-pearl.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nywbyADYyCY

Betty asks…

How do you bead a dress?

I want to bead a dress. I am not sure how to go about it. I have read that you string 3-5 beads, put the needle through the fabric, pull it back out, go through the beads, and then move on to your next 3-5. Is this correct?

BeadGal answers:

It sounds right the way you want to do this. However, I would keep the bead count to three. Also keep your tension as even as possible. I would love to see how this works out for you. I found this link for you, read it through and give it a shot.

Http://www.ehow.com/how_4424660_sew-beads.html

Before you jump into doing it, if you have never done it before, surf the internet and search for “sewing beads to fabric” or “bead embroidery”.

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