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milesapart714
« on: November 14, 2010 10:16:39 AM »

Hi everyone! So I'm doing a custom order for a family friend, she wants earrings like the pair below...but I'm having a difficult time trying to figure out how to hang the pearls/beads...so that it looks like they're "floating"...I don't see any crimp beads. So I'm thinking maybe some kind of glue of some sort is used? Maybe a small dot or...I have no idea, really. For the first time I'm stumped on a jewelry topic! haha.



Any ideas? Any and all help would be VERY much appreciated Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010 10:39:41 AM »

Judging from the picture, the beads are knotted to the (almost) invisable thread.
If you look closely, you can see 2 threads around the side of the bead.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010 10:52:24 AM »

Yeah, the big pearls and such are knotted.  I will tell you though, that I've had some luck with using a lighter to melt the end of invisible thread to create a little ball (like some people do with nylon guitar strings) for beads like the bottom ones.  Maybe a combo?
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010 10:54:19 AM »

It looks to me like you put the monofilament through the bead, and then go back through the bead again the same way you just did.  Looks like they may have done it twice, but once would work just as well.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010 12:48:58 PM »

Ooo I can help! My grandma gave me a beading kit for an earring/bracelet/necklace set just like this!!!

It uses superglue to glue the pearls to the wire.

Gluing Pearls in Place:
Slide a pearl aside on a wire, apply glue from tube to wire where pearl will be attatched. While glue is wet slide pearl back in place over glue.
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010 01:45:22 PM »

Thanks for all your help, everyone! I was able to hunt down a glue that has a very sharp, precise point on it, just made for glueing beads to strands of thread. Perfect. Thanks again Smiley
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