Athabascan/Alaska Native Beading Techniques?

Answer The Athabascan people live in central Alaska. The name "Athabascan" is a Cree word meaning "grass here and there." The word originally described a large lake and grew to encompass all of the Native... Read More »

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The History of Beading?

Beading is a craft that uses small beads to create an item for decoration or to be worn. Beading has been popular at various times throughout history. The first "beads" were made by cavemen as far ... Read More »

How to Do Beading & Embroidery?

Embroidery is a way to decorate fabric by adding designs made of an arrangement of stitches. Several stitches are used to enhance the appearance or suggest details. When beads are added, they tend ... Read More »

How to Measure Thread for Beading?

Explanation of how much thread to use when beading. Also suggestions on the type of thread to use depending on the type of beading being done.

How to Add a New Beading Thread for Picot?

Finish the perimeter of a beaded bracelet or necklace, tatting projects and other beaded home decor with a picot edge. Picots are three-bead borders made with three 3mm or 4mm beads, three seed bea... Read More »