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« on: March 01, 2008 12:01:09 AM »

Guess who loves me and sent me a buncha SUPER USEFUL stuff?

MY MOMMY! YAY! (she lives 100something miles away... almost 200 maybe? too far away)

So I have a question first... can I use crimp beads this waxed cord stuff? Or do you think it might cut it? I'm a bit afraid that it might cut it.  It seems pretty thick.  And what about elastic cording stuff? I did a quick search first but didn't see anything pop up with "crimp waxed cording".

If nobody knows, I'l try it and report back here about it.  I just have this stingy part of me afraid of wasting supplies.



But only so I can make her some stuff... then I keep the rest Smiley

and I blogged about it here http://www.funkycatstudio.com/archives/77 which you don't need to read unless you need more details and want to hear my rant about the crimp bead tools and want a bigger pic :-p




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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2008 12:50:06 AM »

Nooooooo! Put crimp beads on cotton, or elastic, or anything other than that nylon coated wire stuff and it will cut through! How thick is the waxed cord? You can knot it and if you don't want to see the knots, you can cover it with a culotte (which looks like this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Culottes-Necklace-Ends-Silver-Plated-x-200_W0QQitemZ110197572548QQihZ001QQcategoryZ150056QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem ) you slip it onto the thread before knottong, knot the end, then close each side of the cup up and over the knot, making it look pretty. You can seal the knot with glue before you close it to make it more secure.  Wink
I have tried crimps on other stuff, they're sharp little buggers!

Nice haul btw  Grin Cool mummy!
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2008 01:14:09 AM »

Oh, thanks for the reminder about the Culottes! If I had thought about that before, I would have suggested that.  I was thinking along the lines of just knots (ew-ish) and those things that are similar to crimp beads that are wide and have a little loop at the end.  I've used those with success when I feel like doing a good job (i.e. stuff made for myself I'm not picky about).

Thanks for the tip!

*ETA*

Oh yeah, waxed cording... might be big enough for your everyday cheap seed bead to fit over.  So it should knot well.
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