Tips for Everyone
I'm compiling the tips which I've come across while reading some magazines, articles and books.
Hope this will help to ease the frustrations in beading.
There are some basic rules in beading which you would find them helpful.
Tip #1 Be organized
Organize your beading materials. This looks like one simple task to accomplish but it is always the hardest.
You can buy some cabinets and label them. Why do I say label? As your collection of beading items grows, you may find it
harder to look for the jump rings or spacers. Instead of rampaging the work desk for them, why not organize and put them in a designated
Organize your beads, so that you don't mix them up. Label them and try to contain the same type of beads in the same place so
that you know exactly how much stock is left.
Tip #2 Doing a long dangling necklace
Sometimes, it may be cumbersome to do long necklaces as you have to juggle between your tools and the necklace to check for
balance. One quick way is to hang the necklace on a necklace display so that your hands are free. You can then judge the balance of the
necklace better and you minimize having to put down the tools and checking the necklace frequently to ensure that it is balanced on both
Tip #3 Avoiding the materials from rolling away
One good way to avoid the materials and beads from rolling around is to use a bead mat or bead tray. However if you do not
have either of the mentioned, you could do a makeshift one. Use a paper plate or plastic plat. Add a piece of Velcro / felt on the plate,
the sides of the plates act as a stopper to prevent the beads from rolling away and the Velcro / felt provides friction to hold the beads and the
Tip #4 I need lots of ear ring wires, what can I do?
There is a machine which makes tons of ear ring wires / hooks for you based on the colors you want.
Tip #5 Cleaning the tarnish spacers
Sometimes it is a challenge to clean the tarnished tiny spacers or jump rings. You might find it hard to clean due to
their size and they most probably would drop into the sliver polishing liquid bottle way before you clean them. One way to clean them is to put
them in a round, covered spoon and dip them into the liquid.
Alternatively put them on the polishing cloth in the beading tray and clean them. This would prevent them from rolling
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