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« on: March 17, 2011 08:29:42 AM »

Sorry if I post this in the wrong place or it's been asked before. I intend on making some jewellery and picked up some tear drop pearl beads - assuming they'd have a hole in the top that would allow me to thread them onto wire or whatever. The trouble is.... they have a hole that is on the top directly down and there is no hole at the other end. I looked through them all to make sure it wasn't just one that was a defect.
If need be, I can take a photo with a pin to show you all where the hole is if my post is confusing, but I'm hoping someone here has used beads like this before and knows a trick.
I'm making something similar to this
http://speedy.elizabethfiles.com/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/Bnecklace.jpg
and need the beads to sit the same way.

Any help offered would be greatly appreciated  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011 02:20:35 PM »

How funny, I just bought the pearls to make the Anne Boleyn necklace too! The only thing I can think of it taking a bead reamer and maybe twisting a hole into the bottom? My husband's the beader, I just draw out the designs for him. I recently had to ream a bunch of acrylic pearls because they didn't hole all the way through, a few busted on me though, so I'm not sure if that's a good suggestion or not.

I wish you luck!
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011 03:52:01 PM »

You might be able to put a pin in with some glue, such as E6000. I'd make the loop first, cut it to length, and then glue in place. If the fit is tight, I would use a reamer to enlarge it a little to be sure there's enough space for the glue.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011 08:06:15 PM »

I'm afraid I don't know what a reamer is.... will look into that. I did think of using glue but I wasn't sure if there was an easier and less messy way but I like your way of putting a pin in. I presume that's with beading wire?
Why on earth do I take on these ideas without first learning what it is I have to do? lol

I only need 4 or so beads for this project and the packet came with 20 or so so I guess I can afford to break a couple if need be. Thank you both for your help Cheesy
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