- Thread the thread through the hole on the bottom of the bead tip and secure it in place. Slide the bead tip down the strand and make an overhand knot at the end of the thread to complete the design. Bring the bead tip back up to the knot and tighten it again. To secure the knot, place a little quantity of gel glue within the cup of the bead tip and press it down firmly.
How do you keep beads from falling off wires?
Simply attach a strip of tape to the spot on your thread where you’d want to begin your beading and pull it tight. No beads will fall off while you’re working, and you can easily remove the tape from the end of the thread after you’re satisfied that everything is in place and secure. When stringing beads on wire, these little coiled gizmos are ideal for keeping the beads in place.
What can I use instead of a crimp bead?
Screw-Tite CrimpsTM are a recent invention that may be used as an alternative to crimp beads and crimp tubes. When used with Accu-Flex® beading wire, Screw-Tite Crimps not only hold the wire to the clasp, but they also allow you to swap out the clasp for a new one if you desire a different appearance.