Re: Swarovski Crystal

Roxanne, You may find that Swarovskis are much to sharp to wear on your skin
(they are for me). Maybe try a 4 to 6 row ( start with 8 to 12) in 3mm
Czech firepolish. Try C-Lon nylon beading thread in size B or C for the
weaving. PowerPro, a fish line, in a 4 or 6 lb weight is good. Some people
use softflex in the smallest size (10), but it's quite expensive.
Tina
I would like to make a rope using swarovski crystal 4mm diamond-shaped
> beads. I tried crocheting with the beads but just couldn't do it so I will
> either do ndebele or peyote. I need help with a couple of things. I would
> like this rope to be very tight and rather stiff (only four beads around).
> What would be the best method to use? I started an ndebele rope but it seems
> too soft and I'm using polyester thread (250 Gutterman). I'm afraid the
> crystals will cut the thread. Any suggestions for what kind of thread I
> should use? I tried using soft-touch but didn't like the way this looked.
> Also, this does not come in black and I need black. Is there anything else
> in a fine coated thread?
>
> Roxanne
>
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Reply to
Christina Peterson
I was one of the ones who suggested Fireline. You can buy it at the following, but it doesn't come in black (you can buy it in grey). Also -- you can find ANYTHING online by going to Google.com:
Bass Pro Shops
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Berkely Fishing
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Cabela's
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~~ Sooz ------- "Those in the cheaper seats clap. The rest of you rattle your jewelry." John Lennon (1940 - 1980) Royal Varieties Performance ~ Dr. Sooz's Bead Links
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Dr. Sooz
Roxanne, you really have to go to this source and look. Your eyes will fall out, and you'll name your next child/pet after me:
Dr. Sooz's Links List
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~~ Sooz ------- "Those in the cheaper seats clap. The rest of you rattle your jewelry." John Lennon (1940 - 1980) Royal Varieties Performance ~ Dr. Sooz's Bead Links
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Dr. Sooz
Bicones -- but not the rounds, or 5040s, which aren't sharp. (Well, for most people -- I'm not sure about you.) I could not LIVE without Swarovski crystals, myself. ~~ Sooz ------- "Those in the cheaper seats clap. The rest of you rattle your jewelry." John Lennon (1940 - 1980) Royal Varieties Performance ~ Dr. Sooz's Bead Links
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Dr. Sooz
On Wed, 31 Mar 2004 21:04:59 -0500, Dr. Sooz wrote (in message ):
Don't worry about using grey insead of black. It blends right in on most projects. If it really bothers you, you can color the line by running it over a Sharpie permanent marker.
What she said.
Kathy N-V
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Kathy N-V
I don't have a gas station or a grocery store for 44 miles. LMAO
Becki "In between the moon and you, the angels have a better view of the crumbling difference between wrong and right." -- Counting Crows
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BeckiBead
Hi All,
I really, really appreciate all of the feedback. I like the hint about running the fireline over a permanent marker. I already bought the bicones because I saw a rope using them and thought it was gorgeous. I'll try to make this necklace and let you know how it comes out.
Roxanne
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Roxanne Toser
In article , snipped-for-privacy@aol.combuybeads (BeckiBead) writes:
But there is a bead store near them (so I've been told...). And if you had kept the chickens, you would have had eggs, at least.... Kaytee "Simplexities" on
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Kaytee
That's definitely not my cuppa tea but if it makes you happy - yippee! As for me, I live within eyesight of a mall, several restaurants, Borders, and the township police station. :-)
The cool thing is that it's actually quiet up here.
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JL Amerson
On Thu, 1 Apr 2004 14:22:15 -0500, JL Amerson wrote (in message ):
I'm blessed as well - I live about 300 yards from the center of town, but the location of my teeny little street means that no one knows we're here. The entrance to our street looks like the entrance to a church parking lot. We have no traffic and little noise, but we're literally one minute from whatever shopping we want to do. The train station is a short walk, and a huge shopping mall is about two miles away. Our street was laid out during the late 1800's, and is a dead end, with mature trees that arch over the road in summertime.
To boot, there is a huge "traffic calming" island (think the size of a city block, landscaped and beautiful) in front of the church at the entrance to our street, along with a misplaced "Do Not Enter" sign. Even if someone thought that it was a street, unless you know the secret, you wouldn't risk a ticket by turning onto the street.
Sadly, we have no bead shops that I can get to, but hey, there's always online shopping! (Yes, I know there are bead stores in downtown Boston, but I can't drive that far - yet)
Kathy "location, location, location" N-V
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Kathy N-V
I live two blocks form Chez Panisse, and the local bead store.
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