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veggiechef
« on: April 03, 2011 07:36:50 AM »

I'm trying to make some simple crochet beaded necklaces- just your standard chain of crochet with small beads worked into the chain.  I've made a few with a kind of nylon thread that I have never used before- it's the Omega Hilo Nylon thread from Hobby Lobby.  It seems to have a strong "twist" to it, which makes my necklaces twist after completion.  It's a darn shame, since I love love love the feel of this thread-so soft and "drapey."  How can I keep my necklaces from getting all twisted up?  I've tried hanging them up overnight, tried untwisting them manually, tried being extremely careful when making them so as not to add any extra twists, all to no avail.  Any tips?  Thanks!
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cruzxsteel
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011 10:19:17 AM »

If I want to crochet a beaded necklace or bracelet I know I have to put the beads on the wire/wool/string first, before I start to crochet, but how do I work out how much to cut in order to put the beads on? I may get to the end of the piece I have cut and find I have run out of lenght!

 is there a way around this?
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anaya
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011 07:08:05 PM »

Look up mikeyssmail on youtube, he has several video tutorials posted that would help you!

This one shows you how to crochet a three strand beaded necklace, really helpful!

http://youtu.be/xHF94hsVe6w
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peterscott279
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011 11:45:07 PM »

You might want to save that thread just for projects that have heavier beads. I've had similar problems with a type of thread I have; now I use it just for those particularly large unique beads I have that provide enough weight to stop any twisting.
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