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« on: June 06, 2013 03:43:36 PM »

I've wanted to make this Stark Trek: The Next Generation communicator badge beaded curtain for the past few years.  I finally got the necessary motivation from the Summer Nerd Games.





It is 12,267 pony beads strung on 36" strands of 3mm macrame cord.  Each strand is 141 beads and there are 87 strands.



Here it is hanging...the beads line up better than it looks in the photos!





Here is my pattern in case you want to make your own.  Each row on the chart equals one strand.  Knot the cord at the bottom and start with the first column, moving across the row.

   
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013 04:18:57 PM »

Oh my!! That's so awesome! How long did it take you? Did you have a hard time finding that many beads?
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013 04:37:41 PM »

Oh my!! That's so awesome! How long did it take you? Did you have a hard time finding that many beads?

Thanks!  I lost track of time (because I didn't really want to know! Grin ), but I think it was around 25-30 hours of beading, and then about 8 hours of prep work (measuring the beads and doing necessary math, making patterns, pre-cutting lengths of cord, etc.).  I bought the beads in bulk online...super simple!
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013 08:29:31 PM »

This is amazing. Inspiring! Awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013 07:30:10 AM »

Holy smokes, this rocks so hard! I just want to run my fingers through it over and over Cheesy How did you attach them all together up at the top?

Seriously awesome job.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013 08:13:44 AM »

Holy smokes, this rocks so hard! I just want to run my fingers through it over and over Cheesy How did you attach them all together up at the top?

Seriously awesome job.

Thanks, and thanks for asking!  Wink  I meant to include that info.  

The cords are on a 36" dowel (I don't remember the dowel diameter, but it is pretty thick because the curtain is probably around 10lbs).  I made the strands about 6" longer than I needed and then just tied them around the dowel.  I put a little hot glue in the knots to hold them in place and then trimmed the ends.  I painted the dowel so they blend in, but I think I might end up covering it with something in the future.  I'll update it if I do...!
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That is beyond badass!  Love it!
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013 10:10:25 AM »

That is just fantastic, absolutely fantastic.
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013 10:35:56 AM »

that is so cool, where are you hanging it?
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2013 02:13:38 PM »

that is so cool, where are you hanging it?

Thanks!  It's going to hang in our office once I get some sturdier hardware.  Smiley
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