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« on: December 12, 2003 04:55:09 PM »

any ideas of how to make some beaded curtains?
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2003 11:40:20 PM »

I was just pondering the same thing yesterday... I was trying to figure out how to use bottlecaps to make some.

I made some semi-beaded curtains once, using twine, seashells and found objects (like jewelry bits and keychains); they turned out okay, but you need a LOT of bits and pieces to make them. I just knotted the twine every time I put a piece on to hold 'em in place.

Don't know if that'll help; I'd love to hear any ideas myself...

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2003 03:22:08 PM »

I saw some that were made with staws... it looked like they just took about 15 strands of string, and put on straws and various beads and shells.  

I think staws would work great, you could cut them to any size, or keep them long if you want the process to go faster.
Also once you have everything stringed you could spraypaint it to make it all one color, or use multiple colors.  ( The one i saw was spray painted gold... looked fabulous) Then just fasten the strands to a wooden rod and nail it up.

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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2003 11:19:21 PM »

just get some plain courtains, and embroid trhe beads in the lower part... turns put quite nice... and gives the courtains a nice heavy fall...

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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2003 11:47:46 PM »

i was actually working on one with pony beads i gave up on
if you want a picture or a design plot it out on graph paper
measure the beads and the door or window
and then figure out how many squares on the papre fill the space

sounds easy, the hardest part is the graphing out the design


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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2003 01:55:37 PM »

I'm a beady-crafter.

I second the note on using graph paper to plot out patterns in your beads. Also, using the big plastic pony beads to practice with is a great idea.

I don't do curtains really, but when I get a whole bunch of leftover beads, I'll string them all in one big long strand (like 5-6 feet worth of beads)  and swag it around the top of my curtain rods. Looks cool!

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