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Topic: Tut for making sead bead links? HELP!!  (Read 1934 times)
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« on: July 23, 2009 12:58:44 PM »

I am in love with this necklace but have never really strung beads before other than bigger ones.  I have never done anything "woven" with them.  Can anyone give me any good pointers as to what type of stitch to use or a possible tut online some place?

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009 02:33:06 PM »

A faster (and much easier) alternative to figuring out how to make 3d links out of beads would be to find those cheap plastic links, string your seed beads on some wire and wrap them around. It'd have basically the same look, and if you used plastic it would still be pretty lightweight.

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009 09:48:14 AM »

Hi! The necklace looks like it was most likely made with peyote stitch, probably the tubular variety. I would advise learning flat peyote stitch first to get the hang of it before trying the links. There are free tutorials all over the web for peyote stitch--I would start with even-count because it's pretty simple!

The links are made a little differently than the flat but once you practice the basic peyote a little I think it's just a step up in the same technique. Most of the projects I've see like this involve connecting each link as you make it as they are stiched closed.

I haven't tried the links yet but it looks fun and is on my "to do" list!

BTW, I would have to disagree with the above poster about using plastic links and wrapping the beads around! I really don't think it would give you what you're looking for and actually sounds like more trouble than learning the peyote stitch to make it as pictured--lol!

Good luck! Smiley
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010 06:42:45 AM »

Look up tubular peyote Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010 06:42:42 AM »

To me it looks like it's tubular stitch. http://www.beadandbutton.com/bnb/default.aspx?c=a&id=110 <-- Link to a tubular stitch tutorial

BTW, that necklace looks fab! I've been picturing something similar to this in my head. Glad to know it'll look somewhat decent!! hahaha  Cheesy
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