How do you attach beads to leather?
Tie a knot in the end of the thread. Then pass the needle, working from back to front, through the first hole in the leather. Thread on the beads or crystals of your choice then pass the thread, front to back, through the next hole. Continue working the thread through the holes in the leather, adding beads as you go.
How do you bead a moccasin vamp?
Thread a needle and tie a knot on the end of it. Thread from the bottom of the vamp up and then put on up to 5 beads and thread the needle down. “Tack” the beads down by looping back around them so that the line of beads don’t move around. Tack down from 2-3 beads at a time.
What beads to use for moccasins?
Most moccasins are beaded with size 11 glass beads, but smaller or larger beads can be used as well. Glass beads vary slightly in size. Sometimes these variations cause gaps or uneven spacing. Laying the beads in place before stitching them down will help you spot uneven places.
What are beading techniques?
The five main ways of working with beads are: Stringing, Wirework, Loom Work, and Off-Loom Bead Weaving, alongside Embroidery, Knitting and Crochet. All are suited to the beginner but you need to choose projects carefully.