FAQ - Beads

Frequently Asked Questions About Beads

What can I make with beads?

Whatever you like! As far as your imagination goes, you can make anything with beads. Some of our favourite DIY projects include bracelets, necklaces, wind chimes, charms, bookmarks, decorations (for existing decor like mirrors, trays), magnets, wall hangings and so much more. Here at Sunset Crystals, we have an extensive range of beads online including glass beads, crystal beads, sew on beads, pearl beads and so much more, so you can DIY to your heart’s content.

 

How do I glue beads to fabric?

If you’re not planning on sewing, gluing beads to fabric is your next best option. Firstly, trace your design onto your desired fabric with a pencil to create an outline. Use specialised fabric glue to fill in your design. Then depending on your type of design, add your beads in. Use larger sized beads first, utilising tweezers or setting tools for the smaller ones. Let the glue dry before removing any
excess beads.

 

How do I make a beaded bracelet?

Making a beaded bracelet is simple. For a beginner, we’d recommend using an elastic cord. All you have to do is organise the beads you want, place them onto the cord in the desired order and knot it.

  1. Measure your elastic cord before you start. Make your cord about 3 inches larger than the circumference of your wrist, to allow for any error.
  2. Knot one end of the cord. This will prevent the beads from sliding straight off. Make sure the knot is bigger that the largest hole in the selection of beads you are using.
  3. Add your favourite beads. You can use any beads you like. Add some colour with bright glass beads or a bit of glitz with our crystal rondelle beads.
  4. Tie your knot. Avoid stretching the full length of cord to minimise risk of snapping and secure with a dab of glue for longevity.

 

At Sunset Crystals, we have an excellent collection of beads for sale in Australia. Browse the full collection today and enjoy our unparalleled customer service, cost-effective shipping and attention to quality.