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daddymatty82

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • swindon
bracelets&necklaces
« on: December 11, 2010, 08:23:18 pm »

my darling OH wants to try her hand at making a few bracelets & necklaces for family and friends not just for xmas but as more of a hobby sort of thing. she has bought a few hundred beads off ebay just wondering if anyone makes them and if any recommendations on the thread as she saw some today that was like 3-4 strands woven around with a few beads on each thread any help would be great cheers matty.

Cobra

  • Joined Jun 2010
  • Somerset
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Re: bracelets&necklaces
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 09:01:57 pm »
The lady to ask is Racheal, she does her own and is fabulouse, she would be a very good person to ask.

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« Last Edit: December 11, 2010, 09:03:36 pm by Cobra »

HappyHippy

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Re: bracelets&necklaces
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 09:13:11 pm »
I make handmade jewellery too (in between everything else lol!  ;))
For strength you can't beat tiger's tail (but it can kink) beadalon is another good stringing material I work with. There are plastic, fishing line style threads and cotton ones available, but I don't trust them !
A quick trawl through ebay (or hobbycraft shops) will show her the range avaiable.
Here are some links
http://www.the-beadshop.co.uk/index.php/?gclid=CKeTzMCO5aUCFdVr4wodkEAT4A
http://www.firemountaingems.com/?WT.srch=1&engine=adwords!3022&keyword=jewellery+making&s_kwcid=TC|4981|jewellery%20making||S|e|5239888700
http://www.spoiltrottenbeads.co.uk/
http://www.howtojewellery.co.uk/
HTH
Karen x

ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: bracelets&necklaces
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 06:47:01 pm »
Thanks Cobra that is very sweet, making jewellery has become my main job really since being made redundant.
My best advice is to buy a few bags of beads that either match or really clash (ebay is good for these) some memory wire for bracelets, tigertail for necklaces  and a tool kit. you will also need a selection of findings (clasps etc) these again can be picked up on ebay as reasonably priced kits.
I use bead boards for laying out my more fiddly designs I have seen these recently in the pound shop, but sometimes you just get ideas by stringing beads randomnly on tiger tail.

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