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FranOnTheEdge

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Connecting Pendant To Wire Without Slipping
« on: October 03, 2014, 06:10:34 PM »
Hi, I've been thinking about making that loganberry into a whole necklace and came up with this:



But the loganberry slips round over the other beads.  I'd like to fix it in place - is there a way to do this elegantly?
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Re: Connecting Pendant To Wire Without Slipping
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 07:07:59 PM »
When I have something like that I use a larger bead on either side of the wire. Just large enough so that it wont slip through. Changes the design slightly, but I find it works. You could use one of the pearly beads on either side of the wire. Just a suggestion.

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Re: Connecting Pendant To Wire Without Slipping
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 09:31:35 PM »
Can't really see properly, Fran, but is the orientation of the big loop on the pendant wrong?    If so, your simplest solution would be to use a very small jump ring to connect the big loop to the wire.

Otherwise, l'd go with Shelley's suggestion  :)

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Re: Connecting Pendant To Wire Without Slipping
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2014, 05:35:38 PM »
Yup - you need bigger accent beads or a smaller wire loop if you want the pendant to stay in place.

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Re: Connecting Pendant To Wire Without Slipping
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2014, 11:00:11 PM »
A small bail might work.

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Re: Connecting Pendant To Wire Without Slipping
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2014, 01:00:18 PM »
A small bail might work.

Yes, MyrtleWeed, A bail is what I saw being demonstrated on a tutorial, it's just that I can't remember where I saw it or just how it was done.  All I remember is that it was specifically to stop a pendant from slipping around.
I just wasn't at a stage where I needed to know that when I saw it, so I forgot about it.

Darn it!
My memory is terrible.
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Re: Connecting Pendant To Wire Without Slipping
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2014, 07:54:21 PM »
I'm not really experienced with making necklaces.. but is a crimp bead not possible?

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Re: Connecting Pendant To Wire Without Slipping
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2014, 12:35:11 PM »
I'm not really experienced with making necklaces.. but is a crimp bead not possible?

I dunno, I've never used one before (another person with limited experience of making necklaces)
I've got some, but they are very small, rather ugly and I had the impression that they were meant to go at the ends of necklaces, not in the middle, but like I said; I too haven't got a clue.

I have however found a way around it, I did this:



Putting two of the rather nice tiny little silver cage-like beads either side of the loganberry and adding a much, much smaller jump-ring to the loganberry, and framing those little cages with the teany, weany, blue glass seed beads.
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Re: Connecting Pendant To Wire Without Slipping
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2014, 07:18:48 PM »
I think that was pretty much what Carrie was suggesting  :)

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Re: Connecting Pendant To Wire Without Slipping
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2014, 10:27:13 PM »
I think that was pretty much what Carrie was suggesting  :)

It is partly the small jump-ring as Carrie suggested, yes, but I felt I wanted the little cage-like beads too, to make sure the smaller jump-ring had no chance to hop over the tiny seed beads.
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