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« on: February 04, 2004 07:24:36 AM »

I've got a busted beaded car seat cover from a friend. The beads are all about a half inch long, flatish (not perfectly round) and are either dark or light brown.Now my first thought was making a beaded curtain, but now i'm thinking painting them and making key chains. i'd have so damn many, i could sell them! Any ideas on how i can string these beads into keychains? thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2004 07:34:58 AM »

I've done beaded keychains before and there are two basic ways I've done it:
-for a stiff beady thing, use a headpin (these look kind of like sewing pins, but with no point.)  Fill it up with beads, leaving about 1/2" empty, then use pliers to make a loop at the end, and put that on the keychain.
- for a flexible beady thing, just thread the beads onto some tigertail with a jump ring at one end to put on the keychain.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2004 11:16:16 AM »

I've made the ones wiht tiger tail just the waymelidomi described. They are really easy &  go togetehr quick.  =)

It would be neat to decoupage som eof th ebeads, or maybe try "beading" the beads wtih those micro beads or No holes... I donlt know how well they would hold up, but the pens I made hold up pretty well.

http://www.sunshinecrafts.com/body_no_hole_beads.html

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2004 01:00:42 PM »

 I'm not sure how, but somehow you could probably make a beaded purse. It would look kind of retro.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2004 01:19:21 PM »

Yay! My first post!

Anyway, way back in Catholic school we used to make giant wall rosaries out of those exact same beads! The light colored ones for the Hail Mary prayers and the dark colored ones for the Mysteries.  I'm sure they'd look pretty gothic or something if you painted 'em black.
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marliesc
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2004 04:21:23 PM »

Hi,

I am new here, but not new to coming up with unique and original ideas for all kinds of items.

I made a sun wall hanging with the bead from the car seat covers that came appart.


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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2004 04:33:08 PM »

Thanks for the responses! But i have one new question: what's tigertail? sorry, my beading skills/knowledge is limited.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2004 08:24:51 AM »

Tigertail is kind of like thin twisted wire coated in plastic.  It comes on spools in the beading section of your local craft store.  It's more sturdy than string and less likely to kink than wire.  
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