Glossary

Bead Spinner

A bead spinner is an essential tool when making beaded braids. It is especially helpful when stringing long continuous strands of beads for Beads as Fiber braids (CBB). The characteristics to look for...

Bead Scoop & Bead Tray

These make easy work of picking up and sorting beads. They are available in many different shapes and sizes, some even look like little shovels. I don’t think one has an advantage over the other...

Bead Mat

A bead mat keeps beads from rolling off your work surface. There are a lot of different products available. I recommend using a mat with a rigid back so that it can be picked up without disturbing the...

Binding Thread

This is used to bind the ends of the braid prior to applying FrayCheck and attaching the clasp. A heavy weight thread is recommended, light weight crochet cotton or embroidery floss works well. The re...

Big Eye Needle

A big eye needle makes stringing beads easy when you use a bead spinner. They have a larger opening than ordinary needles and can accommodate fairly thick fiber. They even work for loading beads direc...

Awl – Tulip Brand

This handy little tool is good for so many things that I will probably forget to list them all (ha ha, get the pun). I really prefer the Tulip brand awl, yes it is a lot more expensive than other ones...

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