How to Make Glass Beaded Curtains

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Although it is a big project, making glass beaded curtains is fairly easy. There are very few materials involved--mainly just the stringing materials and beads. Fishing line is suggested because it is both light and extremely strong. The process of making the curtain is as easy as stringing the beads.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Fishing line
  • Glass beads
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Measure your doorway or window. You can use beaded curtains for a variety of uses so the areas where you put on are endless.

  2. 2

    Decide how you want the curtain to look. First determine how far above the ground you want the beads to extend. This will give you the length of the curtain. Then decide how close together you want each strand to be. You can place the bead strands close together, every half inch, or far apart. Use this to determine how many stands of beads you are going to use.

  3. 3

    Cut your fishing line the length you want the curtain plus 6 inches. The extra will give you room to tie knots and hang each beaded strand.

  4. 4

    Take one bead and slip it to one end of the fishing line and tie a knot around the bead. The bead will help hide the knot and hold the rest of the beads.

  5. 5

    String the beads onto the fishing line until the strand is the length that you want for the curtain.

  6. 6

    Knot the end of the fishing line to secure the beads.

  7. 7

    Repeat Steps 3 through 6 to make all the strands of the beaded curtain.

Tips and warnings

  • You can either leave a loop at the top of each strand and hang them individually over the area where they will hang or knot them to a dowel rod and mount the dowel rod above the area they will hang.

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