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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2008 08:06:35 AM »

That's very pretty!
What kind of thread did you use? You probably won't have a problem with the thread breaking unless the clasp is seamed or has a rough edge to it on the inside.
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2008 11:18:02 AM »

So simple..yet so elegant - I love it
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2008 07:11:38 PM »

use wire guardians.  you insert your thread in it, then into the toggle, back into the guardian and through the beads, tying off in the bracelet.

if you wax your thread you won't experience much if any twisting.  it twists because it's so light. the wax gives it enough weight to avoid the twisting. 
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2008 04:49:39 AM »

Peyote, I tried and tried that stitch and could not master it.  My hat is off to you and anyone who can do that.  It is just gorgeous.

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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2008 09:15:30 AM »

Lovely!  I am not making things that complicated yet...and don't know if my eyes will let me work with seed beads.  But very nice work!!
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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2008 10:36:48 AM »

thanks everyone!

songs4kids - my eyes did hurt after a while.

funkyjunkdesigns - good idea!  i have also been meaning to buy thread wax for a while now and have never gotten around to it.  thanks for the tip.

beaderjojo - i used sewing thread XD not the most durable choice.  the store i purchased the beads from had run out of czech beading thread.
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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2008 04:52:40 PM »

That is a beautiful bracelet. 
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2009 08:24:21 PM »

Beautiful!!
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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2009 02:36:20 PM »

Very beautiful work!

And since everyone shared their tips, I'll shear mine as well... n_n

About the clasp, try making a loop of 5-7 beads at the ends of the piece and then use jumprings to attach the clasp. That way if you want you can change clasp, if it breaks or you find another, and you don't have to unbead anything!

And about the thread, if you buy beadingthread and don't buy the wax, just running it through a hairstraightener makes it SO much easier to work with Cheesy   
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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2009 01:13:06 PM »

oh great tips! thanks so much!
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