8 Reasons You Need A Bead Board

Lay out your design & make any changes

A bead board is used to lay out your designs and make any changes easily before you string them. Being able to see how your design will look makes such a difference and speeds up the design process for you. It’s also great if you want to make matching necklaces and bracelets!

Get colour combinations right

Bead boards are usually a grey colour, making it easy to see your chosen beads. This is beneficial as it ensures that you won’t confuse your important colour combinations during the design process.

Use the measurement guide to work out lengths

You will find measurements on the board, with inches on the outside and centimetres around the inside, ensuring that you get the exact measurement correct for your designs. This is especially handy if you're adding decorative elements which need to be spaced evenly.

Easy to do multiple thread designs

If you love creating multiple strand designs, our bead board has 3 U shaped channels which makes it so easy to plan your design and lengths accurately.

Avoid making mistakes

Having your design displayed within the bead board makes it less likely that you will make a mistake, such as missing a bead or making the wrong measurement.

Keep organised with compartments

Bead boards have recessed sections to keep all your beads and findings organised. This means you can quickly and easily access the supplies you need without the stress of not being able to find it.

Easy to come back to

One of the best things about a bead board is that you can leave it and come back and get straight back into making. Having a lid makes it even better, so you can relax knowing pets, children or even your partner isn’t going to knock it over and spoil your wonderful design! The bead board has a flocked surface which prevents the beads from rolling away.

Take it on the go

If your bead board has a removable lid, this makes it handy to take on the go - so you don't have to be restricted to the sofa or your kitchen table! The lid keeps all your beads and findings in place so your design isn’t lost.

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If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team who will be more than happy to give you advice over email or on the phone.

You can learn more and find inspiration by visiting our Jewellery Making Tutorials, Jewellery Making Kits and YouTube Channel. Don't forget to follow us on social media and tag us in your designs on Instagram & Facebook, we would love to see!

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