How to String, or
Rambling thoughts about Beadwork

The reason I've never bothered with an explicit howto page for beadwork other than making glass beads is that I really only have one post worthy of the name. The rest are merely ruminations on my working methods, which probably aren't going to be of much interest to beginners because there's so little step-by-step, nor to advanced beadworkers because they'll've long since worked out their own philosophical ideas.

However, it's extremely embarressing to have to rootle around in your own site to find your own posts, and after an email inquiring about my methods, I decided to collect all the posts together that could be said to have as a major thrust technique and/or design. So here they are, in all their (in)glory.

20140410

Collects together the tassel necklace pages. Oh, and updates the pink satake tassel necklace page, which was a mess. 10apr2014

 
20140325

Purple and green plant hanger, a week long project. 25mar2014

 
20130531

plant hanger picture tut, part III

 
20121019

plant hanger how to post, part II

 
20121014

Part I of a tut that collects a bunch of process photos for a bead-strung plant hanger.

 
20140402

Cobalt 3 hole floral pixie pressed lentil is the focal for a tassel necklace with strong color banding, started on or about 21sep10 & completed 25sep10 02apr2014

 
20061018

Index page to the most popular item on my site—with tuts, samples, commissions, and the 2.0 version. Enjoy. 18oct2006

 
20061018

Unfinished carpet of flowers . file created 21aug04, featured 21may05. 18oct2006

 
20040815

More playing with pis ; early 90s? (posted 14aug04) 15aug2004

 
20040522

This post, about the restringing job of a garnet necklace, has actual, useful tips . 22may2004

 
20040522

an index page for 2–>1 necklaces, with a text explanation of design parameters & tips (not a full howto) for making your own. 22may2004

 
20040522

This post is in two parts : one, an (unillustrated, sorry) set of directions for basic knotting; and two, how to attach a clasp using bead tips. Why do those two get concatenated? Well, because unless I'm knotting, I never use bead tips and thread to string. 22may2004

 
20040522

This collection of tips and tricks dates back a decade and more, back when I mostly strung stone beads. Very dated, but perhaps some good nuggets here and there. 22may2004

 

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