How to Use Gum Arabic Beading Glue to Create a Self Needle

Uploaded by Beadaholique on 07.12.2012

Hi this is Megan with and shouldn't houdini's
Henriettas Gum Arabic Beading Glue to make
a self
thread needle, a self needle,
a third needle, a glue needle. They call it a lot of things. Basically what it means is
you are hardening the end of your thread
so that you don't need to add a little onto it
So this is
really useful for
if you're going to put
beads onto
some silk thread for pearl knotting
if you're going to put it onto
some pearl cotton for bead crochet, if you're going to put it onto some nylon
thread for
kumihimo, any of those applications.
This is another really quick and easy way to string your beads without
using a needle
what you do

I've doing this on all three
because they're made out of different things so that will help to show
what kind of reaction it has on a different type of material
so we have silk
and nylon
This is
water soluble so when you get it on your hand
or your tools, you can wash it off with water. So you're going to when you're
the self needle, you're going to just cut it off. So it doesn't
matter that it's not waterproof
the end of your cord
into the jar
go ahead and give it a second to let the access to let the excess come off and then
take your fingers
and smooth it down. That's gonna take the excess off and spread it down a little
on your cord
You want to give yourself at least about an inch and a half
so you are gonna probably going to cut it off afterwards, so make sure that you factor
that in
to what your
doing to how much thread the
cutting in the beginning
set these somewhere
where they won't stick down, a piece of plastic or
parchment or something like that
and then you're gonna go ahead and let us dry all the way through
so once your threads are dry all the way through
you're going to take a pair of scissors
you're going to cut diagonally across the tip
that is pretty hard
it's going to
make your tip pointed by cutting diagonally. It's going to help it
go through your beads more easily
so we can see here now that it's all the way dry that
this Super-Lon here is already pretty stiff
and it actually doesn't it harden it up as much. It does help
and you can very easily now
put that through the hole of the bead without a needle on it
On the cotton, this one
got a little less body to it. It's a little harder to put beads on, on its own
This is really pretty rigid now so that's gonna make it a lot easier to use
and the silk which is the one that's actually recommended on the product
is also
usually pretty
and now nice and rigid so you can quickly put the pearls or the beads
on there
so if you're gonna do a lot of stringing
you can save you a whole bunch of a headache
you don't need to use a needle if your using this