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« on: March 15, 2004 02:25:15 PM »

hi everybody! i'm hoping someone can give me a bit of instruction. i am trying out a beading project using the ladder stitch. (i was inspired by artzyfartzy's recent beaded ring to give this a try!) the problem is that i want to make something longer than a ring, and i'm running out of thread. oops! is there a technique for adding on a new thread? or do i just have to start with a ridiculously long thread? thanks all!

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2004 07:34:29 PM »

If your beads have large enough holes and your thread is small enough, you can work it out so a small knot hides under a bead.  Depending on what you're working with, you could also put a dab of superglue on the knot then slide the bead on.  If you ever undo the piece to reuse the beads, that bead will be done for, because there will be a knot glued inside it, but it will keep the knot sturdy.  I know working with really long thread is a real pain, but in the long run it IS better to avoid knots.  No reason to start over, though.  

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2004 12:17:42 AM »

This should be what you are looking for. Grin


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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2004 05:34:23 PM »

This should be pretty easy.  All you have to do is stop while there's still enough thread to tie a knot.  After that knot is tied, take your new thread, knot it at the end, and begin about an inch before where you just left off.  Weave the thread through that inch or so of beadwork until it comes out the end you just finished.  then you can keep adding on your beads until you finish.

I'm not so good at explaining, so I hope I make sense...... Wink

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2004 05:44:34 AM »

There's a website called about.com that has guides to many topics one of which is beading! They have a lot of information: excellent tutorials (with great drawings or photos) plus you can email the topic guide for help if you can't find what you're looking for. (adding new beads would definitely be covered  Wink). They usually have forums as well, so if you are just learning you can discuss a new craft with more experienced crafters!  Cheesy

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