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Topic: Rosebud & Shell Jewelry w/rubber tubing  (Read 864 times)
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« on: January 14, 2011 11:45:15 AM »

I had these lovely iridescent rosebud beads and turquoise shell pendants, and wanted to try using the Beadalon rubber tubing, so here's my experiment.

Clear frosted tubing; it also comes in matte black.

For the bracelet I'm using memory wire; for the necklace I'm using silver beading wire. A colored wire would also look cool through the translucent tubing.

While my beads had holes large enough to go over the tubing, they would slide around. If you only want them at the center of a necklace, that would be fine, but I wanted them spread out evenly, so I then cut the tubing into sections. It kind of gives the illusion that the tubing goes through the beads; this would also work great on beads where the holes are too small for the tubing.

I fed the pendant and spacer beads onto the beading wire, then the tubing sections.

Finished bracelet; I added shell dangles to the loops I made on the ends of the wire. Memory wire is tough to bend but you can do it. Instead of shell dangles you could add crystal dangles, charms, etc.

Once your necklace is long enough, thread some crimp beads (I like two for security, and I like to put a spacer bead after them to keep the wire from stressing), add a clasp, and crimp. You can use special crimping pliers or just regular needlenose pliers; the crimping ones make a smaller bead-like result while regular pliers will mash the crimp flat into a rectangle.

« Last Edit: January 14, 2011 11:47:19 AM by ArabellaCraft » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011 12:20:30 PM »

thats pretty cool, it gives me an idea for all the tubing my moms been saving from her oxygen machine.  (ill clean it first of course.)  go you!

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