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What size beads do you use????

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  • What size beads do you use????

    Just curious what size beads everyone uses on most of their work. I'm thinking about ordering some 13/0 Charlottes to use on my own beadwork. But I've been using alot of 12/0 seed beads lately.
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  • #2
    For my dance stuff, usually 13/0 cut opaques. Plus i use a magnifying glass around my neck to see the beads easier.

    For my tipi beadwork (i do tipi competitions and have beaded tipi possible bags, knife cases, women belt sets, riding quirts, etc), i usually use 10/0's because they're faster yet still within the time frame of the late 1800's.

    I love my tipi's. I'll never be homeless with them.

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    • #3
      Let's see...

      seed beads -- I probably have more variety of colors in 11/0 and 13/0 than anything else, but I use everything from 10's -13's

      Faceted glass -- 8mm most of the time

      Metal beads -- 3/16, 1/4 and 5/16

      Misc glass beads -- tile beads, 6/0 pony and white hearts, not to forget the standard crow bead

      It really depends on the project. If it is something that has been ordered then it is all up to the customer and what they want too.

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