Post by koolbraider on Apr 10, 2016 9:52:34 GMT -6
First, I admit to a "duh" realization: I loved all those beaded pattern things in magazines but didn't have the right beads. Read: never got further than that thought. Around Christmas time I also realized that to make these pretty things maybe I should actually BUY the right beads. So, now I have lots of what I need and several project bags filled with the right stuff. Now the bead crochet bug has hit so I'll be taking a class in a couple of weeks. I'm curious as to which thread you use and the beads. Usually I go to YouTube and learn from that but nothing is really specified other than a size of pearl cotton; tried it and it doesn't even work for practice. The class instructor uses Miyuki Bead Crochet thread. Are there others? (Aside from wire, yet...)
I don't bead crochet with thread, but I know several people who do, among them two of my co-workers. They use everything from fine nylon thread to ordinary fine crochet thread (that's what it's called here), but say that people also recommend special sewing thread that is used for button holes. You can use all kinds of beads, depending on how elaborate you want the pattern to be. Both of my co-workers usually use Czech seed beads in different sizes (also in combination), but also crystals (no thread cutting so far, I've been told), but they mostly make stripey patterns. If you want to go beyond that, use beads that are as regular as possible, for example Japanese seed or cylinder beads.
I only crochet with wire myself which is a completely different look because the beads are not as close together as in bead crocheting with thread.