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« on: November 12, 2010 08:51:21 AM »

 Huh I've just gotten into using beads recently when I replaced some cloudy old plastic bead danglies on a pair of pretty vases with Swarovski crystals.

Alrighty, I came up with the brilliant thought of making ornaments for my Mom / Mother-in-law / sisters using beads.  I scored some cool hooks and I have a variety of beads & crystals...pearls, different shaped clear crystals, square Hematite, both purple & pink coral, mother of pearl Os, etc.  Not very Christmas-y but they're colors I know everyone likes.

I tried making a snowflake shape with 6 Os, but it didn't stay flat  Tongue

So I was thinking of maybe just making several simple strings to hang off the hooks, but would I use wire or the thread for this?   I like the strength of wire, but it is stiff.  The thread seems to have more movement, but I'm not sure how to secure the end!!

I am open to other ideas & any help that come my way!

Thanks in advance! 

 
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010 08:44:26 PM »

Fireline/fishing line.  You can secure the ends by using crimp beads, knotting, or lightly melting, depending on what is there.
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