Thursday, November 3, 2011

Beads, Glorious Beads

Greetings LIFEers! Today's LIFE class was all about beading. We've covered beading for a cause. Now we learned beading for the sheer fun of it. Stacy Gressell and Sunnye Pruden led our class today in creating beautiful necklaces.

When making your jewelry, try to lay out the entire piece first on a cloth (so the beads won't roll away). It is much easier to string the beads after you've organized them so you don't realize halfway through the process that you've made a mistake and have to start over.

Tools you will need:
Tiger wire
Crimping Tool - to attach the toggle bead at the end near the clasp
Wire Cutters - to cut the tiger wire when you are finished making the necklace
Round Nose Pliers - use these to make earrings
Bent Nose or Flat Nose Pliers

Places to get supplies:
Hobby Lobby - half their beads on sale each week - never pay full price!

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