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« on: August 24, 2007 12:22:11 PM »


I recently purchased some amazing Vintage Stacking Flower Beads on Ebay, however I am at a loss on how to turn them into necklaces, earrings etc.

They came with some rhinestone head pins to hold them together but I am not sure how to attach them to chain or anything else. This will be my first attempt at making jewelry so any tips or helpful hints will be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007 01:34:56 PM »

Is there any way you could link to a pic? I am having trouble picturing them.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2007 10:16:37 AM »

please try and post a pic.
i used to be a account rep for a bead company and we sold tons of vintage german glass and vintage flower beads.
i would love to see a pic of yours.
since i worked for the company for sometime, my shows would be return ones so my customers would bring in their creations created from the beads they bought from me.
maybe i had some like yours and can suggestion something
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2007 12:51:10 PM »

Here is what they look like.

Thanks!

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2007 12:59:07 PM »

Ah HA! There is someone here on craftster that is making headbands out of these.

For necklaces I would get some kind of disk (plastic, shrinky dink, polymer clay, wood, whatever) with a hole at the top and glue the flowers on so it will hang with the flower facing out instead of flopping toward the bottom. For earrings I'd probably get some posts with a flat front that you can glue the flowers to. E6000 or epoxy should work. Or if you want dangly earrings, maybe make a loop of small beads with the flower in the center.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2007 01:04:06 PM »

I like the idea of gluing the flowers to a disk. I am going to try that out. Thanks for your help.
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