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Old 03-16-2001, 01:40 AM   #15
WaxeNuZhinga
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If the original topic of this post still holds, let me offer a few suggestions.

First, if the beadwork is coming unraveled, it is probably happening because of how you finished it off. What I often do is after completing the last row, I weave the thread through the bottom row at least two more times all the way around. Then tie it off. After tying it off but before clipping the thread, thread the needle and thread up one of the spiraling rows of bead through the holes. This way, after feeding it through for an inch or so, you can pull it out, clip it off close and you don't have to worry about the knot working loose because you have a short tail on the knot.

As for thread, a friend of mine taught me a nice trick. You can use invisible thread (monofilament), available in fabric stores. It is very small (I use it exclusively for work in 16/0 beads), it is very strong, can still be waxed and does not fray. Hope this helps a little bit.

Regards.

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