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Aneesah
« on: May 02, 2007 02:46:19 AM »

I've done a couple of watch straps before, but this one's different 'cause I didn't use a loom for the weaving, nor is this a safety pin strap. Smiley



The "netting stitch" I learned from this tutorial: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/17577358/ and the elastic I got from unraveling a bracelet I never wore ('cause I couldn't find elastic thread that's thin enough to use with a needle Undecided ) and the beads were cheap craft store ones. (I think they're local, the other Japanese seed beads were about 4 times the price of these.)

I like the finished strap a lot, only I wish I didn't have to wrap/tie the strap like that, with the messy threads and all. Lips sealed I've seen, online, a little metal piece with holes that you can attach to the pins and then attach the thread neatly to, but yeah, too much hassle for me to buy stuff. Sad
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007 04:32:36 AM »

Very nice.


The Positive of buying the expensive beads, is that they are exactly uniform, and the cheaper will pretty much always have duds in it.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2007 08:00:05 AM »

That's awesome! Even with the messy threads the beading is great. I would never have the patience to do something like that, I envy people who do!
 
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2007 08:22:15 AM »

The Positive of buying the expensive beads, is that they are exactly uniform, and the cheaper will pretty much always have duds in it.

Ah yeah, that's true. The beads looked much nicer, but nah, it's not worth the extra money for me. Sad

And RosiePosie, I hardly have any patience at all really, but seeing the part of the project that's finished just seems to push me along ... it motivates me to just FINISH IT. Cheesy
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