What do you need to bead?
Whatever your style, these are your must-have jewelry and beading tools and accessories:
- Wire cutters.
- Round-nose pliers.
- Flat-nose pliers.
- Crimping tool (crimp pliers)
- Bead organizer with a variety of glass beads.
- Beading cord or thread.
- Memory wire.
- Big-eye beading needle.
Can you bead on felt?
Let’s talk about the most important tool when working with beads and sequins -it’s the needle -as finding just the right needle for tiny beads can be pretty tricky! First, it must be delicate enough to fit though a small seed bead diameter but strong enough to stitch through felt.
Can you use embroidery thread for beading?
You can get special waxed thread for beading from craft or bead shops, or you can use one or two strands of DMC embroidery floss (one strand if you’re not using a big eye needle). … One method is to start at the bottom of your fabric and work up to attach your beads, but it really is up to personal preference.