A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 296,696
Currently Running With Scissors:
559 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Lampwork Kitty Beads - What to do?!!  (Read 2170 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
sugarkitty
so cute it hurts...
Offline Offline

Posts: 205
Joined: 01-Feb-2005

so cute it hurts


View Profile WWW
« on: February 01, 2005 01:10:03 PM »

I've recently acquired some super cool lampwork glass kitty beads. Unfortunately, they have a huge drill hole, and standard headpins slide right through 'em. Anyone have any ideas how to compensate for this?  Huh
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sugarkittycorsets.c om ~ sugarstuff.com ~ sugarkitty.etsy.com
melidomi
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1888
Joined: 28-Nov-2003

knit like the wind!


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2005 01:17:19 PM »

just put a seed bead on the headpin first - depending on the size of the hole and the seed bead, it might even slide partially inside the big bead.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
sugarkitty
so cute it hurts...
Offline Offline

Posts: 205
Joined: 01-Feb-2005

so cute it hurts


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2005 01:18:55 PM »

I've tried the seed beads, too - they slide halfway into the bead. They also look kind of awkward because the kitty beads are rather large.  Undecided
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sugarkittycorsets.c om ~ sugarstuff.com ~ sugarkitty.etsy.com
Ayn
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2005 04:17:11 PM »


Oh dear, I've had this happen several times with large focals & other large thingies I've tried to make into dangle- or pendant-type things. Is that what you're doing with the kitty bead?

Have you tried different sizes of round glass or metal beads, larger than a seed bead?
Some surprisingly large beads could have holes small enough to stop a headpin from sliding through the kitty bead.

If that didn't do it or didn't look right you could try what I did .  Takes some patience and  persistence [also took quiiite a number of headpins fo rme!]- but eventually I got something that worked & looked pretty :
Try twisting two or three headpins together to make a fatter pin w larger head. If necessary you can also try putting one seed bead or slightly-larger bead on each headpin before twisting; that helps make the 3-heads-in-one even bigger.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
waterpolocathy
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2005 04:20:49 PM »

try using a sequin: you'll barel be able to see it...n it'll stop the bead from sliding off!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
beadfairy
Offline Offline

Posts: 6
Joined: 08-Feb-2005

love meltin glass


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2005 10:49:52 AM »

Hi
Try putting a seed bead on first, then a larger bead (maybe a semiprecious stone) or beadcap and then your lampwork focal. Then after you put the focal on finish it off the same way. Hope that helps
Tara
THIS ROCKS   Logged

littlepear
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2005 03:34:24 PM »

I've recently acquired some super cool lampwork glass kitty beads. Unfortunately, they have a huge drill hole, and standard headpins slide right through 'em. Anyone have any ideas how to compensate for this?  Huh

How about using wire to make a spirall to hold the kitty up.  In this link it is the top of the pendant I am referring to:
http://www.wigjig.com/jewelry-tools/WJU/jewelry/jewelrybyG/spiraldiamond/pg07.htm

You could leave it round or do other funky shapes too.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
decibel
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2005 03:18:13 AM »

     
Maybe you could make an "invisible" custom bead out of Fimo/Cernit clay?
One that would blend in (matching color), or not show at all (hidden inside the lampwork bead)?

I've done this, and it worked very well for me... Good luck! Smiley
 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
melidomi
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1888
Joined: 28-Nov-2003

knit like the wind!


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2005 09:10:51 AM »

You could also just use a sequin or bead cap.  They have small holes but are big enough to not slide through a big hole in another bead.  Or maybe you could find a flat bead - I had some shaped like flying saucers (where the hole was top to bottom of the saucer) that woud probably work.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
believer10
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2005 05:32:41 PM »

i just use eye pins instead of head pins, just make a eye pin large enough to hold it, and it doesn't look bad cus the hole will typically cover up part of the eye on the pin. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Tricks and Treats to Enjoy Halloween on a Budget
How to Carve a Pumpkin for Halloween
How a Native American Drum Is Made
Pumpkin Carving 101
How to Arrange Cymbidium Orchids in Cylinder Vase
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Kale and Edamame Salad
@Home This Weekend: Teacup Bird Feeder
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.