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Getting Started with Preciosa Bicone Beads

July 28, 2021

Getting Started with Preciosa Bicone Beads for your jewellery making, crafting and embellishment projects

Preciosa Bicone beads can be used to make virtually any piece of jewellery and many other creative projects. They come in a wide range of colours and are perfect for creating patterns. Read on for our tips on getting started with Preciosa Bicone beads.

Experiment

When your Preciosa Bicone beads arrive, it might be tempting to leap into your first major project; for example, creating a choker or bracelet. However, as with any new crafting medium, it’s often best to spend some time handling your beads and carrying out small experiments first, so you get used to their size and feel. If you need some inspiration for how you can use Preciosa Bicone beads, an online search will produce lots of exciting results.

Intricate designs

Preciosa Bicone beads are small, versatile beads that can be used in many different ways, so it’s worth spending time working on your designs before you get started with your first substantial project. The size and shape of these beads make them perfect for creating patterns in bands. You can do this simply by layering the beads; this method will allow you to create any pattern from a diamond to a daisy. The technique works best when the layers are held tightly against one another; this comes with practice, which is another reason both to work on your designs first, and experiment with smaller pieces before starting on your new summer bracelet or choker.

Think about colours

Preciosa Bicone beads come in a variety of colours, allowing you to create just the look you want with each piece you make. While you’re still getting started, you may want to experiment with different colours to learn which go well with each other, and what combinations produce the look you are after. The range of colours means that you can add flair to any colour scheme, without having to be more outlandish than you want. For example, if you want to create a gold piece, Honey, Venus, and Gold Flare together will produce a range of hues and contribute to a pattern, without going off theme.

Deals and discounts

If you plan on taking up Preciosa Bicone beads as a long-term hobby, the beads are available to purchase in wholesale packs. These are even better value for money than our regular packs. If you think you may want to sell your creations and take up using the beads professionally, our trade account might be best for you. For a minimum monthly spend of £200, you’ll have access to the best discounts and deals.


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