Handmade African beads are beautiful and one is spoilt for choice at the bead-makers' or market. When re-stocking I am like a kid in a sweet shop and always spend more than planned. True.
But, the beads aren't perfect and sometimes I have a bit of a headache using them. Doesn't don't put me off, though, and if you've had similar experiences hopefully you might find a useful tip here.
And of course, I am open to learning a trick or two from you as well.
In the next few weeks I plan to cover:
- Uneven Sized Holes
- Different sized beads in the same sack/strand
- Tube beads of different widths at the ends - aah!!!
- Heavy beads
- Brighter colours than I'd Like
- Chips and other Imperfections
Do come back and or share your own wisdom. If you have other problems not included in the list, I would be happy to know! Thanks.