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Encyclopedia > Beads

A bead is a small, decorative object that is pierced for threading or stringing.


Beads range in size from under a millimeter to over a centimeter. Glass, plastic, and stone are probably the most common materials, but beads are also made from the seeds of the Bead tree, and also from bone, metal, resin, wood, clay, felt, paper, and other materials.


Beadwork is the craft of making things with beads.


Types of beads include:

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Bead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1839 words)
A hank is unit bundle of strands of seed beads or bugle beads.
Unlike regular rounded seed beads, the cylinder beads are quite uniform in shape and size and have large holes for their size.
Seed beads used by craftspersons should not be confused with Seed Beads™: laboratory-grown beads made of PTFE used to generate seeds of protein crystals.
Beadwrangler's Tips & Techniques on Beading (4144 words)
Place the beads close to the working thread spool and roll up the beads on the thread until the cut end of the thread is the last bit to go on the roller.
If you have beading or bead crochet started, repeat the same steps, starting to roll the beads and thread on next to the working thread spool and continue until all the beads and thread are rolled except the beadwork and then clamp the piece.
A beaded bead with a thick hole would also be a good place to hide the wire ends.
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