List Of Bead Making Schools In Namibia

List Of Bead Making Schools In Namibia

List Of Bead Making Schools In Namibia

What is Bead?
A bead is a small, decorative object that is formed in a variety of shapes and sizes of a material such as stone, bone, shell, glass, plastic, wood or pearl and with a small hole for threading or stringing. Beads range in size from under 1 millimetre to over 1 centimetre in diameter.

List Of Bead Making Schools In Namibia.

Jewellers Academy Namibia

COSDEF Arts and Crafts Centre Namibia

Frequently Asked Questions​​​​ (FAQs).

How are beads manufactured in Namibia?

Wound beads are produced by winding a hot and molten rod of glass or strand drawn from molten glass around a metal wire called a mandrel. The bead maker sits in front of the heat source, typically a flame, heating the glass and winding the bead. Therefore these beads are also referred to as lamp wound beads.

What do beads symbolize?

The Significance of African Beads

Large and colorful beads symbolize wealth and social status, and blue beads are thought to enhance fertility. When strung with black beads, a Zulu bracelet’s meaning relates to age and wisdom. Beads can also convey identity and cultural significance

What are the materials for bead making?

In modern manufacturing, the most common bead materials are wood, plastic, glass, metal, and stone.

What are the uses of bead?

Beads are used to create jewelry or other articles of personal adornment; they are also used in wall hangings and sculpture and many other artworks. Beadwork techniques are broadly divided into loom and off-loom weaving, stringing, bead embroidery, bead crochet, bead knitting, and bead tatting.

How do you make homemade beads?

In a bowl mix the flour, salt, food colouring and then add water. Knead the dough for about 15 minutes. Using a small amount of mixture, shape a bead into the size you like. Using a skewer, make a hole in the bead and place on a baking tray.

Does Waist Beads shape your body?

Measurements and Body Shaping

It is said that the beads shape your body and keep the waist small and hips accentuated. It was (and still is) used as a measurement tool. The beads do not stretch, so if/when the waist beads start to feel a little tight, it’s a sign that there was some weight gain, and vice versa.

How do you make plastic beads at home?

Cut plastic bottle into strips, color one side with perm marker, wrap it tightly into coil, color side inwards, hold with long nose pliers and heat for about 20 seconds to shrink and hold the shape, allow to cool and use beads in your next project

Does waist bead prevent pregnancy?

Contraception – waist beads are also believed to act as fertility beads which the woman use to determine her ovulation and avoid sexual intercourse with her husband. It is also believed that the beads are sometimes laced with charms to prevent pregnancy. Pregnancy – waist beads are believed to enhance fertility

Does waist bead prevent pregnancy?

Contraception – waist beads are also believed to act as fertility beads which the woman use to determine her ovulation and avoid sexual intercourse with her husband. It is also believed that the beads are sometimes laced with charms to prevent pregnancy. Pregnancy – waist beads are believed to enhance fertility.

What does it mean when a woman wears beads around her waist?

Waist beads are a traditional African accessory that consist of small glass beads on a string or wire worn around the waist or hips. In Namibia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and other West African countries, waist beads are a symbol of femininity, fertility, sensuality, and spiritual well-being.

What thread is best for beading?

English beading needles in size 13 and 12 work best with these tiny beads. If you prefer to use milliners needles, use the thinnest needle size you feel comfortable with. Lightweight nylon threads work best with tiny size 15 seed beads. Nymo in sizes O and OO are ideal, as are the lighter weights of C-Lon.

What kind of string do you use for a bead necklace?

When knotting long, stone bead necklaces, nylon works very well. Nylon can also be purchased in long rolls or on cards with attached needles. Since Nylon is a synthetic fiber, it doesn’t stretch or fray. We like the way nylon makes stone bead necklaces drape, even if you’re not knotting between the beads.