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« on: July 04, 2014 11:28:30 PM »


Just wondered what is the favourite type of material for people here to work with. The kind you tend to get exited about and try to include in your projects at every opportunity?

I know people who are crazy about everything made with real semiprecious stones, and have a veritable treasure hoard of them. Some are exited about Delicas, and I can hardly blame them.

Personally, I fell in love with two-hole beads, especially SuperDuos and Czech Tile. They seem tailor-made for a lazy beader who likes "polished" look like myself. Extremely uniform with very few imperfections, give interesting texture with minimum of work, and you can make a huge bracelet quickly.

So, what are your favourites?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014 10:40:13 AM »

For me, its good old fashioned seed beads. I love them for their colors and their feel - all sizes and shapes.

Despite actually making lampwork beads, I still find the most pleasure in turning a hank of seed beads into something completely different and beautiful.

So - despite a lot of retailers limiting their sizes and colours (or even doing away with their seed bead stock altogether) - I'll pick up seed beads in bulk, as - as far as I'm concerned - there's nothing you can't do with them
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014 08:21:33 PM »

Yes, seed beads are the most versatile
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014 05:20:25 AM »

I agree. I love seed beads. Weaving with Delicas, srptringing with seed beads. I use them in almost every project. They are so versatile. I love the colors and different sizes. I couldn't imagine making jewellrey without them.

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