Here are some of the things you will need to get started in your new beading hobby.
Pliers - Round
nose with a very fine point. Used for making wire loops, especially in
headpins for ear rings. Top
Chain Nose Pliers - Jaws tapered at tips & edges are beveled to prevent marring of soft wire. Available in smooth and serrated jaw models. Top
Flat Nose Pliers - For setting jump rings and holding and manipulating flat pieces. Top
Diagonal Cutters - Semi-flush cutting edges for precision wire cutting of softer wires. Top
Side Cutters - Cutting pliers with a vertical angle and thin cutting surface. Used for cutting knots between pearls or beads on completed strands that must be taken apart. Top
Crimp Pliers - These pliers are essential for getting the right look when using crimp beads. They are relatively inexpensive and indispensable if you are planning to bead using Acculon or tigertail. They are quite easy to learn to use - take a look at this tutorial. Top
Bead Reamer - Hand held reamer/file set. Used for widening and straightening the holes incorrectly drilled into beads. Top
Jewelers Tweezers - Extremely fine pointed tweezers. Used for picking up small objects. Also used for finishing off knots and between beads. Top
Locking Tweezers - Very handy as a 'third hand' to hold items in place and for holding bead projects which have not been finished. Usually it is a good idea to have at least two of these handy. Top
Beading Board - Another indispensable item, this makes necklace and bracelet design a snap as you can lay out your entire project before you actually start stringing your beads. Top
Beading Needles - These are particularly useful with smaller beads or beads with small holes - typical in crystal and semiprecious beads. The most versatile and easiest to use needles are the 'big eye' needles. The 'eye actually runs almost the entire length of the needle making it very easy to thread. Because it is flexible wire it will easily pull a double strand of thread through the bead. Top
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Welcome to Elegant Notions. We specialize in the sales of beads and jewelry items. We have the best prices anywhere. Most of our items sell for less than wholesale and we offer them at retail quantities. Among our bead offerings we have African Beads, Bone Beads, Copper Beads, Brass Beads, Silver Beads, Bali Silver, Crystal Beads, Swarovski Beads, Swarovski Crystal, Fiber Optic Beads, Cat’s Eye Beads, Glass Beads, Porcelain Beads, Semiprecious Beads, Semi-precious Beads, Shell Beads, Coral Beads, Mother of Pearl Beads, Bead Assortments, Assorted Beads, Atlas Beads, Aztec Beads, Colored Core Beads, Crackle Glass Beads, Cross Beads, Czech Beads, Czech Glass Beads, Czech Crystal Beads, Iris Glass Beads, Mirror Finished Beads, Kanji Beads, Lamp Work Beads, Lampwork Beads, Marbled Beads, Marbled Glass Beads, Rainbow Beads, Satin Beads, Tube Beads, Two Colored Beads, Turquoise Beads, African Turquoise Beads, Agate Beads, Amethyst, Agate Beads, Turquoise Beads, Amethyst Beads, Aventurine, Aventurine Beads, Carnelian, Carnelian Beads, Chinese Turquoise, Chinese Turquoise Beads, Citrine, Citrine Beads, Fluorite, Fluorite Beads, Garnet. Garnet Beads, Goldstone, Gold Stone, Goldstone Beads, Gold Stone Beads, Howlite, Howlite Beads, Jasper, Jasper Beads, Labradorite, Labradorite Beads, Lapis Lazuli, Lapis Lazuli Beads, Malachite, Malachite Beads, Moonstone, Moonstone Beads, Obsidian, Obsidian Beads, Peridot, Peridot Beads, Quartz, Quartz Beads, Rhyolite, Rhyolite Beads, Tigereye, Tiger Eye, Tigereye Beads, Tiger Eye Beads, Topaz, Topaz Beads, Tourmaline, Tourmaline Beads, Yellow Turquoise, Yellow Turquoise Beads.
We also sell Bells, Brass Bells, Brass Windchimes, Crystals, Dichroic Glass, Dichroic Glass Bracelets, Dichroic Glass Cabochons, Dichroic Glass Pendants, Dichroic Glass Necklaces, Dichroic Glass Pins, Other Necklaces, Semiprecious Necklaces, Semiprecious Jewelry Sets, Semiprecious Pendants, Watches, Silver & Turquoise Pendants, Other Bracelets, Earrings, Swarovski Crystal Bracelets.
We are the best source for cheap beads at wholesale prices. We have the lowest prices on handmade jewelry and jewelry findings.
We also have a new line of beaded crafts and beaded gifts. We have beaded fan pulls, beaded light pulls, beaded lamp pulls, beaded windchimes, beaded wind chimes, beaded suncatchers, beaded sun catchers, beaded witches balls, beaded hummingbird feeders, beaded blown glass, beaded friendship balls, beaded bells, beaded planters, beaded bird feeders, beaded candle holders, beaded cloisonné figurines, beaded gazing balls, beaded crackle balls, beaded Glass Eye Studio glassware, beaded angels, beaded stained glass, beaded crystals and beaded ceramic hearts.