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« on: January 14, 2013 07:39:24 PM »


I was looking around online and found a tut for a cute little 3d beaded canary.  I have tried the project 4 time already and have had to take it apart 4 times.  My first question is on this tut, it says nothing about using needles...which is weird with it being a 3d beading...  But I do need to ask, am I supposed to use needles?

Also what type of graph paper do I need to use to make my own 3d beaded figures?  And finally, what type of stitch am I using when making a 3d figure?

Not sure if I can post the tut but here it is http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/Kid_Art_Project/Kid_art_bead_project/september2007_bead_project.html

Thank you so much!

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013 06:16:37 PM »

I guess it would depend on what you are using to string with - if you are using a wire, or stiff nylon thread, or some kind of stiffened filament, you may not need needles.  But if you are using a thin beading thread that has no body or stiffness, like nymo, or miyuki thread, you will need needles.  If you are using rounded beads, then the thread would be fine.  if you are using crystals, or sharp edged beads sometimes the edges can cut through the thread as the edges wear on them, and you may need to use an alternative material like the nylon thread, wire, or wire filaments.

As for the graph paper, that would depend on the stitch you use.  You could use peyote stitch, or brick stitch, or any kind of weaving stitch and modify it as you go along to make the shapes you want.  If you want to graph it, then pick a stitch and you can print off the graph paper for that stitch off a beading site like Bead and Button magazines's site.  But you may need to experiment hands on to get familiar with the stitch and figure out how to shape it dimensionally by adding or removing beads and stitches.  Have you tried with basic shapes yet in some standard stitches?

« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013 09:05:35 AM »

HA!  Thank you.  I gave up after multiple tries.  I came close to getting it done at one put but wasn't paying attention and slipped a green bead inside of a blue one.  My OCD kicked in and I scrapped the entire project.

On a lighter note.  I saw this question, came to it and realize it was about most of the questions I had in mind today.  I looked at author and realized it was me.  duh!

Well I'll add to this post instead of posting a new one when it's 3d related.

I found a piece on etsy, a tube bracelet.  It's a leopard print so there splotches on it.  I just want to know what type of stitch that is used?  It's literally a tube with crimped edges, claps, etc.

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013 03:52:59 AM »

Do you have a link? 
I'm guessing maybe a tubular peyote without seeing it.  Smiley 

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013 05:21:42 PM »

If you do a search for beaded rope.  You'll find out what I am talking about.  Not sure if I can post etsy links or not...

Is that done in a tubular peyote right? What is the difference between an even and odd peyote stitch?  Other than the # of beads lol!
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