You’ll need to measure the height of the space you are covering with your bead curtain so you can get an idea of how many beads you’ll need for the project. For example, to make one 6-foot strand of 6-millimeter round beads, you will need approximately 234 beads.
How do you make beaded curtains?
To make beaded curtains, measure and cut fishing line so that it’s long enough to fold in half. Once cut, tie the line to a split ring. Then, start stringing your beads so each one goes through both strands of the finish lines.
What string do you use for beaded curtains?
A strong beading wire like Accu-Flex beading wire is a great choice for a beaded curtain. This type of stringing material can handle a great deal of use and will hold up well to the weight of the beads. Be sure to use several crimp beads at each end of each strand for extra security.
How much do beaded curtains cost?
Typical costs: Beaded curtains cost $20-$50 per panel. Inexpensive beaded curtains are usually made with plastic or bamboo; some have bright colors and funky shapes that work well in a child’s bedroom. The more expensive beaded curtains have hand-painted designs on them and may be made with glass beads.
How much are glass beads?
Bead kits. Bulk glass bead kits that have premium color patterns (usually four or more swathes or stripes of color per bead) cost anywhere from $16.95 to $20 per pack of 120-140 pieces.
How do you make a bamboo beaded curtain?
Cut a length of cotton string that is the height of the curtain plus 6 inches with scissors. Tie a knot at one end of the string. Poke the opposite string end through the bamboo beads until the height of the window length is strung. Tie the free end of the cotton thread on a tension curtain rod that fits the window.
Why use beaded curtains?
Bead curtains give a gentle sense of separation. They filter light but allow plenty through. They give a sense of privacy while providing a view. They are the ultimate noncurtain, whether used in a window or doorway, or as a room divider.
When were beaded curtains popular?
Standard bead curtains are relatively inexpensive, decorative and colorful. One popular style is made of bamboo, with individual strands painted so that a total image appears when hung; many of these portray a famous work of art, such as the Mona Lisa. Bead curtains were popular during the 1960s.
Where was the Bamboo Curtain?
The Bamboo Curtain is a Cold War political demarcation between the Communist states of East Asia, particularly People’s Republic of China, and the capitalist and non-Communist states of East, South and Southeast Asia.