How to Design with bead frames with Katie Hacker
Bead frames are pretty simple to understand. Rather than simply stringing beads onto a pendant or necklace, you can attach them to bead frames, which come in all shapes and varieties, to make a novel design that can take advantage of negative space. It goes without saying that elaborate bead frames make the entire design more ornamental, whereas a simple round wooden bead base helps put the spotlight on the bead in the center for a subtle glamour.
If you're interested in adding bead frames to your pendants and necklaces but aren't sure how to integrate a chunkier piece of jewelry with delicate beads, then take a gander at this tutorial to learn ways to use bead frames.