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« on: June 21, 2005 03:00:41 AM »

okay.. while scoping out the boards, i saw some lovely bracelets made with memory wire and seed beads.. so off i go down to the local bead shop.. i was about to make a present for a friend's daughter.. graduation gift to match her dress... anyways, i made the cutest little bracelet for her.. it really is lovely.. but it was a pain in the arse to make.. i put the little beads on one by one.. am i missing something??? i felt like i was going blind.. is there a beading needle u can use with memory wire? any help would be greatly appreciated.. cuz i have all my daughters and their friends asking for them now.. save me some grief!!  Cheesy cheers scream!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2005 10:42:21 AM »

not really. can you trying use larger beads?maybe E beads rather than tiny seed beads? you can really use a beading needle w/ memory wire
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2005 11:26:18 PM »

this might help - i saw this post where they used a "bead spinner" to rapidly pick up a bunch of beads on a needle or a wire. i'd never seen this before, but apparently it works, so maybe you could try it out and let us know how it goes.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19688.0

http://kimberlychapman.com/crafts/beadspinner.html
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2005 01:40:57 AM »

oh goodness! seed beads make me crazy!  Wink

Hmm, don't know how to remedy that w/ Memory Wire. The suggestion to use size 6 beads is a good one! Size 8s would work well, too. You can use just about anything tho.

Or, even better ... put together little kits for the girls or just have a beading party. I've done the memory wire bracelets w/ India glass beads and 6-9 year olds, and they love it!
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2005 04:12:43 AM »

It's an extra step, but easier and quicker for me then putting on the beads one at a time onto memory wire.
I thread Japanese seed beads (because they've got bigger holes then other kinds) onto a piece of thread, then slide the wire into the beads on the thread, then pull the thread out. (really a lot less complex then it sounds)
Also the suggestion to use bigger beads or let kids bead their own is great. I have a jar I keep my leftovers from projects, or imperfect beads in, and I let my daughter do that.
Size 8 triangles are just a bit larger then size 11s, but enough so it makes a difference and very sparkly because they have facets.
Another thing I love is the half drilled bead ends. So much neater and easier then bending the wire into a loop at the ends! I glue them on with superglue. The necklace wire, with the end beads makes lovely hair ornaments. Almost like a headband except they won't hold hair. Just a decoration.
(okay.. I'm babbling. I picked up some memory wire and end beads today for something I'm working on.)
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