Hey again, This time I'd like to know where to buy stackable beads as in the image below. Cheers!
Topic by jarris 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I want to make one of those joule thiefs and I live in the USA. I don't know why I want to make it, I'd never need it/use it... BUT I MUST HAVE IT!!! I'm looking for tiny ferrite beads (toroidal shape) that are cheap (less than 10cents a piece). They CANNOT be leaded
Topic by guyfrom7up 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
This is a very easy to use bead stringing tool! No special skills, batteries or electricity required.Based on a very simple scientific principle, the beads are "forced" onto your needle by the 100's - in a matter of seconds!Simply place seed beads into the bowl, insert the wire needle and spin!The BeadSpinner bead stringing tool easily strings ALL sizes of seed beads.The Bead Spinner stringing tool comes complete - with illustrated instructions and needles. VISIT US AT: http://www.beadspinner.net
Topic by BeadSpinner 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool This is a very easy to use bead stringing tool! No special skills, batteries or electricity required. Based on a very simple scientific principle, the beads are "forced" onto your needle by the 100's - in a matter of seconds! Simply place seed beads into the bowl, insert the wire needle and spin! The BeadSpinner bead stringing tool easily strings ALL sizes of seed beads. The Bead Spinner stringing tool comes complete - with illustrated instructions and needles. Please visit us at: www.beadspiner.net beads beading bead spinner beadspinner spin-n-bead DIY crafts knitting crochet fiber jewelry
Topic by BeadSpinner 10 years ago
Seed Bead Spinners - Bead Stringing Tool This is a very easy to use bead stringing tool! No special skills, batteries or electricity required.Based on a very simple scientific principle, the beads are "forced" onto your needle by the 100's - in a matter of seconds!Simply place seed beads into the bowl, insert the wire needle and spin!The BeadSpinner bead stringing tool easily strings ALL sizes of seed beads.The Bead Spinner stringing tool comes complete - with illustrated instructions and needles. Please visit us at: www.beadspinner.net beads beading bead spinner beadspinner spin-n-bead DIY crafts knitting crochet fiber jewelry
Topic by BeadSpinner 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hi Guys, Ive just joined this site. I was wondering if there are any other jewellery making people here, I love making bead jewellery, bracelets and necklaces etc and am always on the lookout for good places to find items and instructions etc, and just chatting to people about their hobbies.
Topic by hefalump 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Hey everyone! My name is Michael and I have a project I'm working on: a fuse beads automatic "printer". After I got my mechanical eng. degree I was looking for a project to prove to myself it was worth it. I guess being a maker was my secret ambition, and I felt I needed some project to be proud of. While babysitting my little cousins and doing some works with Perler beads, I thought to myself: hey! this is cool- I should try making something bigger! and so, as my works grew larger, I began to wonder- can I make it automatic? What are fuse beads? These are small beads made from plastic that come in various colors, and can melt under a regular home iron. Its a kids toy- you place a pattern on a mat, iron it- and get cool results. google it! What is it supposed to do? The idea is simple: place individual beads of various colors on a mat full of small spikes according to a pattern. sounds simple, doesn't it? I think its good to first look at a 2 color (black-white) simple scheme and try to print it on a small part of the board. Once the mechanical part is finished, the real programming will start. Some numbers: The beads are about 5[mm] in diameter and in height. A typical board is 30X30 spikes. A piece could usually contains 2-10 main colors. !!STOP!!! Before you read my concept, I would like to know- how would you try to make this project? I have had this idea in my mind for over a year now, and I'm looking for new ideas. The concept so far: As I've mentioned, its been a long journey already. I am far from having a working prototype and am open to suggestions. The "printer" I designed is similar to a CNC machine: a tube has 15 beads in it. The tube is moved above the board, placing the beads. Refill will be done manually since I wish to prove the mechanics first. I made the printer with Lego and an NXT controller and engines, simply because I had it at home. I tried making a 2 axis motion using a rack and gear (with transmission), moving a tube with beads in it. To my dread, the beads do not like falling off when placed on top of one another (in the tube), so I used a third engine, converting the rotary motion into linear one, applying a small force over the tube to prevent the beads from falling, moving them to the next position, than letting go. I discovered the engines are not as accurate as I would have wanted, and the results are meh. I will add some pictures at a later time as I need to re-assemble it. Thanks a lot for reading, and I hope we can make this dream come true- lets have some fun!
Topic by TheWildShnitzel 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Ok.... I have literally exhausted every avenue I can. All I can find are already done bottle cap beads and their finished jewelry. NO WHERE have I found the instructions on how to actually make the beads themselves. I need help. This is driving me INSANE! Basically you take to bottle caps(and MAYBE you round em out with a ball peen hammer) Then you weld? glue? them together and drill holes thru them. I have hundreds and hundreds of bottle caps for this project. All I need are the instructions to do this project. I am begging anyone out there who knows of, or has made these please, please... Write me here, communicate with me telepathically.... Something.. Anything! I am begging my fellow Instructians for assistance! Thank you in advance!! Johana P.S. I am posting a picture of what the finished things look like. Some have the wavy edges and some don't I don't care if they have one of the other. I just need to make these guys!!
Topic by JosiePosie76 5 years ago | last reply 8 days ago
Question by DEBI1234 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Question by harleyronnie222 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I tried using modpodge on beads and covering with clear nailpolish but it does not harden the bead. It is still plyable not hard enough for a bead.
Question by lala74 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I need the cornstarch packing peanuts so that when the bead is done baking, the cornstarch will melt, leaving me with a filigree style bead. I am using polymer clay to make the bead. I don't want to deal with the mess of melting beeswax in my oven, plus the cost.
Question by alison528 7 years ago
I want to know how people do amber mixture to make beads. Thank you
I want to make filigree beads with polymer clay and it says to use cornstarch peanuts as the core and then after baking dissolve the peanuts in water. I know how to make cornstarch modeling clay but I don't think it would be the same ingredients.
Question by alison528 7 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Question by halla 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I'm brand new to lampwork bead making, but have watched tons of videos and read many tutorials on the processes. Now that I have some beginner beads made, how do I clean the bead release from the inside of the bead? I'm using "Blue Coat" bead release from a beginner kit. I've tried soaking them and using a mandrel to clean some of it out, but I'm inevitably left with some left inside.
Question by wmcraver 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Bead wire false eyelashes
Question by Morett 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I mean the type that is a round ball of seed beads one end and loops at the other?
I found it at the end of a power chord.
Question by coolpizzadude 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I just started getting into beading and I bought some beads on sale. In the pack were "circle" beads. I'm not sure what to do with them. I could always paint them and tie them onto a string of leather or something, I guess. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Question by viciouspanda 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I want to learn to create art using seed beads and I don't know where to begin. By art, I mean actual pictures that you would hang on your walls like you may have seen done with m&ms or jelly beans lol. I hope someone can lead me in the right direction. I don't know if you use fabric or tear away paper or what, I just know I want to learn to do it. Thank you, Alison
Topic by alison528 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Like maybe glue or something? Or is clear varnish the only thing you can use?
Question by Jessie Marie 6 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I have made 8 strand beaded kumihimo on a kumihimo disk. I was wondering if it is possible to do a fully beaded 16 strand braid and if there are any tutorials? I have searched and haven't found anything so far. Thank you for your time :)
Question by TickledDog 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I like making hemp jewelery and I would like to make some beads out of ald bottle caps. Can anyone help me out with that?
Question by goldenberg.matthew 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi all, Another beaded necklace topic (sorry!) but I was wondering what tools/equipment/technique/materials I would use to make this sort of thing. I notice some are knotted, but generally I'd like to know how to make more complex patterns either knotted or unknotted. Any simple patterns/books, I'd love to take a look. Cheers! http://www.klimt02.net/jewellers/ulla-ahola
Topic by jarris 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I'm looking to tumble porcelain bisque (not the final firing, still soft enough to sand off impefections), and polish the final fired porcelain beads in a tumbler. See attached photos of a final fired porcelain bead for the scale. I'm wondering if you know what media, burnishing compound etc I should be using, and for how long.. I already have a 3lb capacity Lortone Tumbler with stainless steel shot currently for polishing metal. But I believe this tumbler also does rocks.
Topic by jarris 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hi guys! To all jewelry makers out there I am offering a membership package that includes NEW and original tutorials personally created by me and my design team. The tutorials are in PDF format and you'll receive 10 tutorials for newly registrants and then 5 tutorials every month. You can visit Handmade Jewelry Club to find out more about DIY Beading Club Membership Package Here's what we have for our First Month Lesson Plan Here's what we have for our Second Month Lesson Plan
Topic by diylesson 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I tryed to inflate them but thay woun't bead
Question by yo man 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi All,I just finished drawing out the tutorial for this beaded red crystalstar pendant - sort of using the beaded bead beading technique.See the free tutorial at:Pendant Tutorialthe finished photo of my pendant:PhotoThanks for looking!
Topic by beadangel 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
My mum needs to buy the plastic beads that are inside of beanie babies and the like, it would help quite a bit if somebody could tell me the location of a shop in the Sydney area or an Australian website that sells them. (PE as in, Polyethylene)
Question by Pie Ninja 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have this beautiful shamballa bracelet and I am determined to learn how to make it. i understand the cobra stitch, but i cant figure out how to do the adjustable closure. If you dont know what a shamballa bracelet is, google it, they're awesome. Check out this link: http://www.shamballajewels.com and look at the current men's collection. mine is simpler than that, but thats what i'm talking about. if anyone has any help for the adjustable closure and how to do it, i would appreciate it!
Question by jennyxamore 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi all,I'm already beading ahead for Halloween and also just completed this 3D Beaded Halloween Witch Charm Tutorial to share.I made this witch charm last Halloween but just managed to find time to draw out the tutorial now.I have hung it on my phone, bag and pouch as a charm.It is basicly created with the right angle weave beading technique but combines a little knowledge on jewelry making as you will need to know how to curl eyepins to put the piece together.Here's the free tutorial link: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/september.htmlSee more of my Halloween creations at: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/halloween_specials.htmlThanks for looking!
Topic by beadangel 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi all, I just made these cute little beaded kitten cats few weeks ago and the good news is I also just completed the free tutorial for it at: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/july.html to share with those who is interested to make one or a few for yourself.I used the smallest beads I have which is size 11/0 and one size smaller for the tiny paws, so the little cats are each standing at only 1 cm tall, they are so tiny that I'm thinking of making a kitten charm bracelet with some of them.I used typically the right angle weave technique but usually more than four beads weaves.I used various color combinations to make eight of them, each of different colors, here's more colors of my litter of beaded kitten cats: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/beaded_cat.htmlThanks for looking!
Topic by beadangel 9 years ago
Question by entap187 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago