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Old 04-04-2017, 04:09 PM   #1
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new beader! help with earrings

Hi everyone, I'm a new beader! My mom has been teaching me but I'm trying to start learning new techniques and styles that she doesn't normally do. I have started with earrings and have begun making hooped brick stitch(?) earrings but I find that the hoops, when they hang, twist! Can't seem to figure out how to make them not twist--even untangling the string as I go hasn't helped. Any tips?? :)
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Old 04-04-2017, 05:23 PM   #2
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Don't pull your loops so tight...need some beady elbow room. :)

Also, use bees wax on your thread and use the correct thickness of thread for your beads, or double / quadruple the thread.

And make sure your thread doesn't twist as you're:
1. threading your needle
2. tying your knots
3. stringing your beads
4. going back through other beads

If none of that helps, maybe even change your brand of thread.
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Don't pull your loops so tight...need some beady elbow room. :)

If none of that helps, maybe even change your brand of thread.
Is there other suitable thread then Nymo?
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Try try again!

Thank you wyo! I will try to do that and be vigilant about my untangling. Looking forward to trying the beeswax.
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Is there other suitable thread then Nymo?
I like Nymo Thread but I still use bees wax on it
and Pull it tight to stretch it out that helps in lay out the thread doesn't want to twist as much
Also don't pull the beads really tight on the loops sort them so that they are the same size its a pain but you will like the results

Above all practice practice practice
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I like Nymo Thread but I still use bees wax on it
and Pull it tight to stretch it out that helps in lay out the thread doesn't want to twist as much.
Also don't pull the beads really tight on the loops sort them so that they are the same size its a pain but you will like the results

Above all practice practice practice
Thank you for the hints.

I practice as much as I can. Unfortunately, nobody physically near me who beads. And ideas for patterns which are not simple copies come only hard to me.
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First tries on earrings close to "beginner" projects.

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I am chewing in the spirit on a design with morning star and evening star. May be as loop earring with a "bag" above the loops. The mocassins projects should be closed first I think.

There are other projects laying around in half finished status.

Ok, earring is by square inch a smaller project.
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The picure is blurred. Sorry, camera does not do what I want.

It's a a feasibility try to dimension.
Think I change the black beads with red beads and the black ones perhaps by green or transparent.
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