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Kar-UH
« on: March 22, 2004 10:36:44 AM »

I found this at a thrift store and I couldnt pass it up! I would love to make one but I have no idea how to cut the seeds. And do you think that the holes should be put in the seeds to make beads before or after they are dryed out? Any suggestions?





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moobaa
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2004 04:52:44 PM »

Thats a very interesting necklace, definate talking point!

It might be better to put the holes in the seeds before they dry or they might splinter and crack. Maybe you might try soaking some in water to soften them up before you put holes in them.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2004 05:13:31 PM »


 There is a book titled "Jewelry from Nature" by Cathy Yow that would be helpful for you. She addresses drilling and cleaning of seeds and other findings from the woods.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2004 05:49:33 PM »

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There is a book titled "Jewelry from Nature" by Cathy Yow that would be helpful for you
~ thanks im gonna take a look for it Smiley
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Goddess
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2004 05:52:39 PM »

I can tell you for sure, you need peach pits for that puppy Grin
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Kar-UH
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2004 08:16:55 PM »

mmmm peaches, too bad the fruit that we get up hear is really tasteless Sad
*Go Northern Ontario*
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2004 05:25:48 PM »

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Maybe you might try soaking some in water to soften them up before you put holes in them.


I really wouldn't suggest that.  Sometimes, no amount of drying out will help and you'll wind up with all sorts of funky bacteria livin' in there.  But definitely trty poking the holes before you dry the seeds.  Or invest in a drill of some sort.
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Laamissa
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2004 08:42:16 AM »

You should pick up a bead reamer...they are usually found in bead stores.  I got mine for like $8 bucks (American) which has different sized bits along with it. Its cools b/c its a handtool so you really get down and dirty with each bead.  I think it makes each piece of jewerly you make more special. Cool
btw...I have a necklace JUST like that!  ~M
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