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Bead Weaving Basics

Starting, Ending and Adding Thread
designed byArtbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
Time1-3 hours
With these basic steps you will be able to work with thread in any bead weaving project.
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Whether you are doing peyote stitch, square stitch, weaving on a loom or any one of the many other bead stitches, the amount of thread you work with, the way you add thread when you run out, and the way you tie off the thread when you are done is basically the same. We will answer common questions beaders have when working with thread in bead weaving and then show you some examples of how this is done.

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The BeadSmith Smoke Gray FireLine - 50 Yards (6-Pound Test)
Code FL06SG50
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand FireLine Thickness 6-Pound Test Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
1 $9.29
Perfect End Thread Burner
Place Of Origin USA
1 $22.99
The BeadSmith 12 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code NEED-05
Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin United Kingdom
1 $2.79
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread Assortment 12 55 yd Spools - Dark Colors
Code STRNG-0117
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand KO Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1 $45.99
Artbeads Perfectly Purple Designer Blend, TOHO 6/0 Round Seed Beads
Code ADB0400
Material Glass Brand TOHO, Artbeads Sold in Tubes
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
The Little Ricky Beading Loom
Code TOOL-0220
Brand BeadSmith
1 $24.95
The BeadSmith Needle Threader with Thread Cutter
Code TOOL-150
Brand BeadSmith
1 $1.64
Nymo Size D Pastel Mix Tube - 10 Bobbins
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand Nymo Thickness Size D Place Of Origin USA
1 $12.99
3 $11.99
Beadalon Black WildFire - 50 Yards, .008-Inch (12-Pound Test)
Code WF50BK08
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand Beadalon Thickness 12-Pound Test Place Of Origin USA
1 $8.99
Artbeads Forest Blush Designer Blend, TOHO 11/0 Round Seed Beads
Code ADB0394
Material Glass Brand Artbeads, TOHO Sold in Tubes
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
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