Beading Tips: Stringing Beads For Beginners
Knowing how to string beads properly helps to prevent any problems from occurring during the jewelry
making process. Trying to place a frayed piece of thread through an opening in a small seed bead will not
only cause a great deal of frustration, but the beader will instantly become annoyed.
The only solution that beaders have when their thread frays is to cut off the frayed end and continue with
their project; This will force them to shorten the length of their jewelry project, possibly ruining it in
the process. Properly knowing how to thread beads is going to make the process of making jewelry less
daunting. Once you have mastered the proper way to string beads, creating additional beading projects will
not be that difficult.
1. Start off by cutting the piece of thread or cord that you are planning to use to your desired length.
2. Thread an end of your string or cord that you are using through the threading needle. Make sure that you
leave at least a two inch tail to hang.
3. Place the needle through one bead. Move the bead down to the bottom portion of the thread or cord that
you are using. Tie the string or cord around the bead that you placed on it, wrapping the backend portion of
the stringing material around the bead.
4. Slide the needle through the hole of the next bead you will be incorporating into your design. Move that
bead down to where your prior bead is resting. Continue adding as many beads as you want to your beading
project in the same manner. Grab a pair of scissors to cut the needle off of your design, attach its clasp, then
knot the ending portion of it.
Stringing can be the hardest thing for a new beader to master. However, once you learn the basics, beading
will quickly become one of your favorite and most relaxing past times.