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Karolina.S

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Re: Beads / Jewellery Gallery - September 2014
« Reply #135 on: September 28, 2014, 12:04:16 PM »
Looking good!

I agree sell both
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Re: Beads / Jewellery Gallery - September 2014
« Reply #136 on: September 28, 2014, 05:57:23 PM »
OK, the general view seems to be positive for necklace making. Thanks for that.
A question - Do I need to put a knot or a stop bead at each end of the beaded bit, to stop the beads sliding apart or moving along the string in the wrong way? I shall look up advice on length of string/thong. Another learning curve ;-) I like learning curves. . . 'Demystifying the process' is always worth tackling.

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Re: Beads / Jewellery Gallery - September 2014
« Reply #137 on: September 28, 2014, 08:46:38 PM »
Do I need to put a knot or a stop bead at each end of the beaded bit, to stop the beads sliding apart or moving along the string in the wrong way?

I think that's one of those things that comes down to personal choice.  Personally I wouldn't.  I like them as they are.  I like the idea that I could fiddle with them and they'd move about.

Mel  :)

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Re: Beads / Jewellery Gallery - September 2014
« Reply #138 on: September 28, 2014, 09:40:22 PM »
Your tube beads look especially fabulous strung.

I agree 8)

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Re: Beads / Jewellery Gallery - September 2014
« Reply #139 on: September 28, 2014, 09:50:07 PM »
This is always a question.  The beads can slide and the clasp become visible when the beads are free to move.  Howsomever, when the beads are captured into place, then the whole necklace wants to move.  When things get out of place, it is much more obvious that things have moved around if everything is locked in position.  Just my observation.  I usually leave things loose, but sometimes the design has a reason to have the beads stay put.  The first necklace is an example of this. 

The second necklace is a design that works well, kind of a combination of letting the beads move, but not go too far.  I use rubber o-rings on rubber cord.  I glue (with a tiny dot of super glue) only the bottom o-ring in each section.  (Gravity keeps the top o-ring in place.)  So, the beads can move a bit, but will keep their place.

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Re: Beads / Jewellery Gallery - September 2014
« Reply #140 on: September 28, 2014, 09:52:29 PM »
Keeping just the bottom of a set in place is a very good compromise, Boni  :)  Keeps some beads twiddleable   8)

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Re: Beads / Jewellery Gallery - September 2014
« Reply #141 on: September 28, 2014, 10:42:23 PM »
So beautiful, Boni :)!

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Re: Beads / Jewellery Gallery - September 2014
« Reply #142 on: September 29, 2014, 04:38:47 PM »
Thanks for the advice Boni, I like the two necklaces. yes, some middle ground is probably best. I need to experiment further.

Talking of experiments, not wishing to spam this thread with my stuff, I tried stringing some of my rustic primitive stylee beads. I'm really pleased with how they came out. You never know, there might be something in this jewellery lark ;-)
Perhaps there are too many beads, more filler and less feature beads may be better. Do you reckon people would buy stuff like this?


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Re: Beads / Jewellery Gallery - September 2014
« Reply #143 on: September 29, 2014, 07:19:01 PM »
Love that one Jon!
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Re: Beads / Jewellery Gallery - September 2014
« Reply #144 on: September 29, 2014, 09:58:04 PM »
I'm certain they would, Jon  :)

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Re: Beads / Jewellery Gallery - September 2014
« Reply #145 on: September 30, 2014, 08:08:41 AM »
Without seeing the whole piece it's difficult to tell how much of it is taken up with beads.

What I can see looks great though  :)


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Re: Beads / Jewellery Gallery - September 2014
« Reply #147 on: October 01, 2014, 09:37:05 AM »
Beautiful Jon - I love your style and spam these threads away!

That said, I am closing the September gallery now. So please all post your new makes in the new, October gallery that I will start.

Likewise, if any of you posted something in the tail-end of this gallery and don't feel that the conversation finished, feel free to post it again in the new gallery. None of us mind seeing the same thing twice - as very often people miss things first time around anyway. Way better than it not being posted at all!

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