Video:Quick Tip: How Prepare Nylon Beading Threadwith Angela Dawn
Nylon thread is the base of your whole beading project, so make sure you take the right steps to prepare it. In this how-to video from About.com, get directions for preparing your threading for beading.See Transcript
Transcript:Quick Tip: How Prepare Nylon Beading Thread
Hi this is Angela for About.com coming to you from Beads by Design in Atlanta, Georgia, and today I'm going to show you how to prepare nylon beading thread.
Length of Beading Thread
First, cut the thread to the length you want. Most beaders like to use 4 to 5 ft of thread or you may want to use the length of your arm, so you can pull it through with one pull.
Now you'll want to stretch the thread. Hold the thread in each hand and pull the thread about 12 inches at a time.
Then string your thread. Since beading needles are so small I find it is easier to bring the needle to the threat than the thread to the needle.
Running Beading Thread Through Wax
Next optionally, you can condition your thread. If your thread is not already preconditioned or pre-waxed. You can use standard commercial conditioner, or bee's wax. Conditioning it will strengthen it to help it from twisting and tangling.
Now, attach a clasp, stop bead, or simply wrap the end of the string around your finger and you are ready to start beading!
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