Although I usually do not use Czech seed beads, I sometimes do for purely decorative items. Such is the case for this month’s KAL project for a little beaded pumpkin.
Czech seed beads are usually sold in hanks of beads that have been pre-strung on a thin temporary string. Each string usually is strung with 20″ of beads. There are twelve of these 20″ strands of beads that are looped in half and tied together at the top, thus comprising what is called a hank of beads.
When a decorative project calls for a lot of tiny seed beads in the same color, such as our little pumpkin, we can take advantage of the beads like this that are pre-strung. Here is a step-by-step photo tutorial showing how to quickly transfer beads from the thin temporary thread onto your regular project thread.
p.s. This tutorial is also hot-linked in your Little Beaded Pumpkin pattern. If you are working from your pattern while online, you can click the word “Transfer” in the String Beads section of the pattern and that will bring up the tutorial for you.
p.p.s. For Premium Level members, the Transferring Pre-strung Beads tutorial is also available as a free download in PDF format in the PDF Articles area.