Glossary of Beading Terms
Similar to a regular fabric loom, with beads strung on the weft (the thread that passes over and under the warp threads). Typically one bead is positioned between each warp thread, and then the weft is threaded around the final warp and back through the beads to secure them in place. Loomwork is a beadweaving technique that uses a bead loom.
A felted tray that lets you organize your work in progress and lay out your bead design. Some trays have integrated storage.
Also known as long nose or pinched nose pliers because of their appearance, they often have wire cutters built into them. They’re usually made of steel and have rubber handles you can easily grip. When shopping for pliers, be sure to get jewelry pliers rather than electrical or hardware tools.