Let’s share tips and tricks!

BurningCheese 12/6/2022 08:30 pm 244

some advice I have is:

Buying plastic or even little metal non sharp needles from like Walmart really speeds things up

Mark down beads you’ve put down for multi stitch

Pinterest is full of cool and intriguing ideas

Take breaks, long projects can easily burn you out if you just do them all at once

There are many websites where you can put a photo in and it’ll put it in a pattern. It’s very useful for making panels of characters etc, and you can always touch them up on here. You can find a lot of these for free just by googling bead pattern maker.

What’s some advice you have for others? I’d love to hear them beating heart

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Dec 7, 2022 9:33 am

I recommend using 15b fishing line for big projects that you dont want to stretch like panels for bags, mask and just for any piece of kandi that you dont want stretching ....also I wouldn't recommend the clear stretch string ...overtime it starts to be weak and breaks ...I normally just use the fabric coated string. It last alot longer.. Also if you can you can get a mini 30 compartment storage drawer to help keep your beads organized . you can get them at walmart, Lowes, or any store that has building supplies for about 20 or 25 dollars .....Hope This Helpsw05

Dec 7, 2022 8:18 am

stay hydrated

Dec 7, 2022 6:57 am

I forgot to add this but adding clear nail polish or gorilla glue (be careful with the glue), can secure your knots so much better. It’s great for cuffs and even single

Dec 7, 2022 6:42 am

don't be afraid to replace colors you're running out of with other colors halfway through a project. i keep having to replace black with dark blue, and dark blue with metallic blue, and honestly i just think it adds spice!

be flexible and versatile, especially if your shit keeps breaking in public because you chew on your bracelets. (it's me, i do that). you can break singles to mend things like small breaks in bags and cuffs, and you can use the beads from cuffs you don't like or wear as much to scavenge beads for new projects.

use the tape method for your perlers, and instead of ironing them immediately after you make one, keep them all in a safe spot and iron a shit ton at once! just try not to put it off until you accidentally step on an unfinished one and ruin all your hard work (again, i do that)

Dec 7, 2022 5:34 am

use fishing line to attach charms!!

Dec 7, 2022 5:32 am

ik you mentioned this but sweing needles are a LIFE SAVER

espectially long ones

Dec 7, 2022 4:52 am

you can use perler bead patterns as ladder stitch patterns sometimes

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Dec 7, 2022 4:13 am

if u look up bead pattern or pattern itll give u alot