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« on: September 30, 2010 03:40:26 AM »

I've never done any beading before, so apologies if this is a really obvious question (have to start somewhere!)

I want to make a square with seed beads - wrapping the edges around an outside wire, thus:



Most beading I've seen starts at a corner, although I would be worried that it would skew the square. Can you see any problems with wrapping the beading wire around the outside?

Thanks for any advice ^^

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010 08:09:38 AM »

Do you mean weaving a square of beads with thread and wrapping with wire?  Or do you mean making it with wire as well and wrapping in wire?  I weave with beading thread and you can get a nice square, especially with cylinder beads, and square stitch.  But they do sit tightly together, so it would have to be quite thin wire to be woven at the edges.  Or you can stitch the square into a frame and wrap the frame in wire.
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