beads are one of the most popular type of plastic beads.
They are used to make jewelry and for other types of
Teachers often use alphabet beads for educational activities
or school projects. They are also great for Sunday school
crafts, camp and other group activities.
There are many fun and creative projects that can be
made with alphabet beads
here to shop for alphabet beads and see the different
types that we offer.
Beaded Key Chains with Alphabet Beads
can be made with any type of alphabet bead - plastic
or metal. Any size bead is suitable as well, it just
depends on your personal preference.
When choosing your materials, there are many options
to consider. This includes the hole size of the beads,
you will need to choose stringing material that fits
through the bead. For small hole beads, use flexible
beading wire such as Flex Rite or Soft Flex. For larger
hole beads, there are a larger variety of options including
leather cord, suede cord, plastic lacing
Chain Instructions for Large Hole Alphabet Beads
Note: This project requires that two strands of stringing
material fits through each bead. After the beads are
strung, the cording will be knotted at the end to secure
1) Select beads and line them up in sequence, then measure
how long the beads will be when strung (in inches),
multiply this number by 2 and add 4 inches, this will
be how long you need to cut your cording.
2) Cut cord to determined length,
fold the cord in half and string on key ring, position
key ring at the fold.
3) Knot the cord about ½” from
the key ring, this will secure the key ring onto the
4) String all beads onto to both
ends of the cord, when finished, double knot the end
of the cord to secure the beads. Trim excess cord.
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