The ancient art of weaving beads has been made even more enjoyable and popular through the use of tasbih beads. This is a great way to add some flair to your outfit while having fun at the same time. These beads are often adorned with feathers, tassels, crystals, or other adornments that are unique only to the bead. The tassel is used to secure the beads to another type of material.
These beads have been around for centuries, but they are just becoming popular in the United States and Europe now. Some of the tribes in Africa used tasbih beads for protection against witchcraft. Many of them believed that it would protect them from evil spirits and from harm. They would wear these around their neck and on many parts of their body to ward off evil.
In order to make the best tasbih beads, one must first get the right tools. One of the most important tools you will need is an air mallet. You can pick up a mallet at any craft store or even a garage sale. You will need eight mm beads for this project, so you will want a decent size mallet. If you plan on making many of these beads, you might want to consider a thicker mallet so you can make enough for all of your bracelets.
The next tool you will need is a mandrel. It is best if you have a nice thick mandrel for your tasbih string. Some people use thin bamboo skewers which work well for them, but the quality and thickness of the tasbih beads will be greatly diminished. It can still be very useful to you as long as you like the idea of strumming your own tasbih beads with a wooden mallet.
Once you have all of your tools together, you will need to cut some lengths of wire. Once you have the proper length of wire, you can pass it through the beads and use pliers to bend the ends. If you are going to make more than one string of tasbeeh beads you may want to save the extra wire for another purpose.
Once you have your beads and wire prepared, you will want to make sure you have everything ready to go before you start stringing. This includes a clean work surface that is free from oils and other materials that could tarnish your tasbih bead. If you spill anything on the wire while you are stringing, you will need to clean it immediately before it oxidizes. Oxidation can greatly affect the quality of the end result of your tasbih beads.
After you have all of your materials together and you have set up your work area, you will want to lay your tasbih beads down flat on the work surface. Then, you will need to take a hot iron and gently press down on the wire. Make sure you do not burn yourself! This will make the wire easier to work with. As long as you don’t melt the wire, you should have no problem stringing your tasbih beads.
Now that you have the wire threaded and the tasbih beads prepared, you are ready to start stringing! You will want to start the tasbih string about a half inch from the end of the string. You can bend the wire in different directions as you go to make the tasbih bead much stronger. Once the string is at the end, you will be able to tightly loop it through the small hole that remains in the bottom of the tasbih bead.