Friday, April 3, 2009

Seed Beads

"Seed Bead" is a generic term for any small bead. It is the most widely used beads, seed beads are small, round or shaped, and can be made from almost anything. The most common seed beads are made of glass or plastic, but you can also get them in wood, pearl, jet, metal and so on. There are a huge variety of sizes and shapes available, which is very confusing. Seed beads are most commonly used for loom and off-loom bead weaving. They may be used for simple stringing, or as spacers between other beads in jewelry and embroider work. As they are so small, they are perfect for decorating garments this also the reason that they can be used in almost any type of jewelry design and in most types of sewing and embroidery, larger seed beads are used in various fiber crafts for embellishment, or crochet with fiber or wire, As the beads are uniformly shaped their sizes ranging from under a millimetre to several millimetres.

No comments:

Post a Comment