Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Easy 2-Needle RAW Beaded Pearl Bracelet Tutorial

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Beginners might find beadweaving slow.  But if you are doing RAW (right angle weaves), the work can be speeded up by using two needles.  I really like this pretty and easy 2 needle RAW beaded pearl bracelet tutorial because it shows how quick the process can be. The pathways are clear.



The tutorial is called the Figure-Eight Bracelet and is by Julie D'Amico-Beres.  The designer includes a few great tips at the end.  She does make a good point about Fireline which is a braided beading thread.  Most beaders will use pliers to grasp and pull on needles.  It's not just to get the needle out of the beads when there have been already several thread passthroughs, but by doing so, you will straighten and stiffen the braided thread as well.

Here is another tip.  Get your Fireline from a fishing store.  They sell at a much lower price than a bought spool at a general store. They wind up what you need  - in 100 ft lots - from their bulk supplies onto any spool (bring empty reels).  The guy at Kingsway Sports on Woodlawn Road in Guelph where I got my last lot says he sells more Fireline to beaders than he does to fishermen!

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4 comments:

  1. I find Beading Daily is an invaluable resource for ideas, tips, inspiration and tutorials.

    Thanks Pearl, about the tip regarding Fireline and purchasing it through a fishing supplies store. I always knew Fireline started out as fishing line and some very clever ladies discovered how great it was to bead with, but I never realized that the stores carried it in such large spools that they could actually wind up what a beader needed.
    Learn something everyday. :)

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  2. I know that place! I used to buy my fishing stuff there!

    That's funny Pearl!

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  3. Note that not all fishing stores do the bulk buying thing for Fireline so check several out in your area.

    What a small world, aims! I must say I look like a "fish out of water" whenever I visit that store as I clearly don't look like the type who goes fishing!

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  4. Note that not all fishing stores do the bulk buying thing for Fireline so check several out in your area.

    What a small world, aims! I must say I look like a "fish out of water" whenever I visit that store as I clearly don't look like the type who goes fishing!

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