Step 3: Making the Bead "Chandelier" Pieces
2. Using the glue gun and fishing line make a double strand longer than the desired length, with a ball of glue holding the two strands together. I cut one long piece and join the ends forming a loop. I make a strand about 24 " long when looped it gives you two strands at 12"...easier to work with while beading. You will only bead the desired length for the strands you are making. Drop a dollop of hot glue onto your work surface and push the ends of the strand into the hot glue. Wiggle and then hold in place until it is cool enough to hold the strands. I make enough drops and lines for all of one length and make that batch. Once I finish that length I make more drops and strands. See pictures below of this step.
3. Load the strings with beads of choice. I use seed beads, glass beads, swavorski beads and assorted charms. The possibilities are endless. I've found using the needle nose pliers to hold the bead and load it onto the string works the easiest. Again see pictures below of this step.