How to start making Beads: Materials & Tools
Bead Making as a craft requires a few basic materials. here we will take a quick look at some of the most common materials and tools you will need to become a Bead-maker.
- Bead box
A Bead box is a box containing different sizes and colours for boards.
- Design Boards
A Design board is simply a board in which the design in progress is placed.
Pliers are needed. They come in different shapes. We have the Round nosed, Flat nosed, and cutter-like Pliers.
for necklace and bracelets
to develop earrings.
Headpins and Eyepins for earrings, etc
- Tiger Tail
they come in black, gold and silver.
- Broche Clip
- Memory wire
- Fishing Line
they come in 0.20mm, 0.25mm, 0.30mm, 0.35mm, 0.40mm, 0.45mm, 0.50mm, 0.60mm, 0.70mm, 0.80mm, etc. Dividers: to help with proper layout.
for closing tiger-tail and fishing line.
accessorize with other beads.
also an accessory.
to stop beads from falling.
- Ring plates
to build rings on.