Step 2: Begin Beading

Pull the needle through the fabric so the knot is on the side you do not want to bead. Put a couple of stitches into the fabric to ensure the thread is secure.

<p>I have a goal which is to create a collection of custom-made Chinese garments that have 14mm shell pearls (not glass, cultured or plastic) be sewn in rows onto the cuffs of sleeves. I hear that shell pearls are heavier than cultured pearls. Do you recommend a fabric that is best for bearing the weight of 14mm pearls?</p>
<p>Maybe a note on how to finish off the thread would be good.</p>
Thank you - this is exactly the info I have been looking for. I have been a little intimidated by this project up until now!
Awesome!!!! I also subscribed
this is a great instructable! the video was real helpful too.
I'm so happy you like it! I have some cool ways to use this beading technique to make some fun stuff so keep an eye out.
I will, because I subscribed!
First off, great first instructable with a lot of good information. If you're using uncoated thread try rubbing it down with bees wax which is the traditional native american method, you can find it at craft stores or online.

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