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Topic: Ahh! Please help!! Legend of Zelda pony bead keychain  (Read 1504 times)
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« on: October 14, 2012 09:59:19 AM »

Ok, so I made this really cool key chain for my boyfriend, and it looks awesome when it's laying down:

But when I pick it up, it looks like this:

How in the world can I get each line closer together when I hold it up? I went back and re-did everything but super-tight, and it made it look worse...almost like it was making a 3D design from hell. I'm soooo frustrated right now! It took forever to come up with this and it looked amazing, but now I am stuck. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012 10:03:40 AM »

Also- I tried going back with twine and binding the strands together, didn't really turn out right either. Sad
I'm getting soooo frustrated! Lol
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2012 03:56:03 PM »

i had the same issue when i made a ladybug keychain ornament out of seed beads i had to go back not through the beads but through the wire strands i had beaded onto top to bottom n bottom to top i kind of weaved up n down n using the very smallest wire u can find it does not show.

Also it looks like you made this with thread use wire it stays in shape better when tipped vertically i am a beginner still tho i mainly do loom bead bracelets now as i found 3d to be hard even tho i really want to make a dragon someday i have the pattern i have the beads i just dont have the know how to do it lol.

im sure others here with more experience can help you better tho.
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012 10:51:48 AM »

Well, thanks! Any help is appreciated!! I will try it with the wire.. I used the braiding cords that were recommended for the beads, but obviously it's not strong enough for so many beads Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2012 05:11:49 PM »

Are those seed beads?  If so, I found that Silamide thread seems to hold beaded pieces in shape better than Nymo or most other types when you stitch like that. 

Or maybe try a different sort of stitch like square stitch or peyote that involves the thread being woven through more than one row of beads. 

I made little peyote stitch ornaments/window hangers as gifts last year that have held their shape very well.  Smiley

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