Sunday, February 13, 2011
A lot of beaded beads are worked over wooden beads of various shapes and sizes. This keeps the shape of the bead and prevents it from collapsing. You can even use inexpensive round beads or pearls. Michaels, Walmart and other craft stores sell them in
a variety of sizes. Check the woodcraft aisle and the bead area. Besides round beads, look for oval, squares, spools, and even ones that look like fan pulls. Some of the beaded bead designs look better if you paint the the wooden core bead to match the
colors you are using.
Here are some sample beaded beads and I'll do a couple of tut's on them this week. There are so many variations you can do with pattern and colors, no two beaded need look alike!