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    :( :( :( :( oh, my goodness! I can't believe this...I've beaded about 25 inches of my belt and noticed that in two spots I'm missing a bead, like it broke off or something....any ideas on what to do besided scream?

  • #2
    I guess one good thing to ask you first is, What type of beads did you use? the regular seed beads? bugle beads? If you used bugle beads, it is quite normal for the thread to break. The edges are sharp and cut everything easily. I normally double up on the thread when working with those. You know when you first put the thread on the needle, you tie the two ends together and then start beading with those. Plus when I do that, I use a thread size that is a couple sizes down from the bead size I am using so if I wanted, I could go through that bead a few times just to make sure it is secure. I know it is a little more work into it but I don't want my beads left all over the place.
    If you used the regular seed beads, I would say probably use a thread size that is smaller than the bead size and go through it all again and add the beads that are missing. Then you know the bead got in and that the others are secure.
    That is my two cents worth.
    I didn't do it, honestly. I have burned all the proof.


    • #3
      Yeah, I was thinking of that, since I already did it once on my project, but I was just wondering if there were some other magical way to repair this thing.....I thank you very much !


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