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artsypansy
« on: August 10, 2004 06:43:25 AM »

I learned how to make neat daisy chains with seed beads and had a blast making them... i used 32 gauge beading wire (westrim crafts is the brand is used)...and now they are all just snapping! the wire just snaps if you even slighty tug on the bracelet!  Sad i went to michaels to see if i could find some 30 gauge beading wire, but they didnt sell any! then i tried 28 gauge beading wire and it was too thick...in a desperate attempt i bought 30 gauge floral wire, but of course that didnt work, since it was floral wire... i am really upset because the only wire i can use for seed beads is 32 gauge, but the wire i have just snaps! does any one know something i could try or use?Huh?? Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2004 07:21:23 AM »


 you can use fishing line, there are lots of different kinds or beading thread.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2004 05:54:40 PM »

I tried making things with 30g and had the same problem. I use 28g wire for my "wire required" stuff. If the wire doesn't fit go to a bigger size seed bead. Or go get yourself some 6lb or less fishing line. If you want to use really small seeds then you'll need to get a 4lb. If you are going to do heavy work, like fancy necklaces using glass beads them I recomend a fishing line called fireline made by Berkley. They sell it for beaders as well. They do in America not sure about everywhere else. I rekon it would just be the same thing as the fishy line though.
This place sells it for beaders...
http://www.blessedbeads.com/threads.htm

If you buy this stuff buy yourself another pair of scissors especially for cutting the fireline, it's a bit tough to cut.
Hope that helped.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2004 07:39:42 PM »

Or you can also use beading thread.  I very rarely use wire unless I'm going to be using lots of heavy beads.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2004 09:24:58 PM »

i swear by this beading wire called accuflex, i get it from www.firemountaingems.com    it is a bit pricey but soooo worth it, hope that helps!
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artsypansy
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2004 08:27:00 AM »

thank you all sooooo much!
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