Lampwork and large-hole beads have long been difficult to use for jewelry makers. Stringing these beads without wobbling or gaps requires time-consuming and often ineffectual workarounds.
Our Solutions for Large Hole Beads collection takes on these perennial beading difficulties with a variety of innovative parts.
"I have found the coolest beads recently, but they have really big holes, and I don't know how to string them. I don't want to use leather cord."
-- Question from reader in the Dec 07 issue of Simply Beads"I've had lots of trouble with lampwork beads with large holes that won't wobble and won't stay centered on my headpins."
-- From the Tips & Techniques section of Bead&Button Feb 08 issue.
are designed specifically for lampwork beads made on a 3/32" mandrel and come in seven lengths, which allows for simple mix and match assembly of earrings, drops and pendants.
Glue-Ins & Glue Pads
give crafters an easy way to make pendants and drops from large hole beads and found objects. We recommend 2-part epoxy.
Large Hole Spacers & Caps
provide for decorative stringing on thicker materials like leather, cord and ribbon, as well as our Bead Bars and Bar Links.
offer jewelry designers the control they desire by providing a way to align and hold secure large hole beads on standard stringing material without awkward workarounds.
are link equivalents of our Bead Bars and come in three lengths. Use them to create custom chains, earrings and more.
Large Hole Beads
are beautiful additions designed with a 25mm (.10") ID so as to fit thick stringing material like satin cord and ball chain.