The tools and raw materials that are needed for bead weaving are listed below:
• Seed Beads: Seed beads are the main material that is used for bead weaving. They are available in numerous colors and shapes. As per the weaver’s choice seed beads can be selected and bought for the work.
• Beading Thread: Beading thread is used while working with seed beads. The thread that is used for bead weaving has to be strong and supple and also thin enough to pass through a small bead. Beading threads are often made of nylon. Nymo and KO are some of the good beading threads.
• Beading Needle: The needle used for bead weaving should be usually shorter and firmer. It is preferred to use the same size of needle as the bead size. In case of making lot of passes through some beads then it is preferred to choose a smaller needle to weave the beads.
• Cutter: Cutter is used for cutting the excess thread and cutting off the thread once completing the process of bead weaving.