I just wanted to clear up a couple things on the culling beads post. You DON"T have to do this, but it is a good idea. Keep reading for more information.
So, last post was about culling those beads. Even the high quality Myuki beads do require some culling. However, let's say you got a real deal on some just no-name beads from your local craft store or perhaps from a yard sale. I did. My daughter used to work for the local arts and craft store and to make a long story short she happened upon some busted bead boxes. Similar to the one I am showing here.
You really can make lovely items using a bead spinner. The following photo is a piece that I just quickly threw together for a sample to show you here. I am posting some really really closeup so that you can see the difference in the size of the beads from this type of selection. But, Hey it make a really cute necklace
Back next week with another post on seed beading tips and ideas that have helped me tremendously in my learning curve and in reaching my goal of making beautiful jewelry.