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Jewellery => Jewellery tips, techniques and information => Topic started by: Flowers on November 21, 2018, 07:51:29 AM



Title: Nice ways to hang a glass necklace
Post by: Flowers on November 21, 2018, 07:51:29 AM
Hello
I wonder if I could ask some advice.  I have made quite a few pretty fused glass necklaces but am finding it difficult to get really nice looking necklace cord/thread to use to hang the piece.
A while ago I purchased some cord that is like ribbon and rope mixed together you can buy it anywhere in different colours but it makes the piece look really cheap.  I want to make the finished pieces look more class and expensive but the ribbon and threads make it look cheap.  I also am not keen on chain.
I would love to hear ideas or recommendations of how to present glass necklaces.  I usually attach a bail to the back of the piece and then string the ribbon through, this is the sort of ribbon I have tried using but people do not seem to like it. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=necklace+ribbons&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Anecklace+ribbons
Thank you for any advice.  


Title: Re: Nice ways to hang a glass necklace
Post by: Lynnybobs on November 22, 2018, 04:05:37 AM
Does it have to be on ribbon ?
You can get rolled leather which makes a nice alternative and would last better.
I find ribbon goes shabby rather quickly if its worn often.


Title: Re: Nice ways to hang a glass necklace
Post by: Flowers on November 23, 2018, 04:36:28 AM
Hi thank you no I would prefer not ribbon I agree with you.  Do you know where I could get rolled leather from online at all pls? I have not seen it before


Title: Re: Nice ways to hang a glass necklace
Post by: Lynnybobs on November 29, 2018, 04:39:55 AM
Beads Direct have quite a good selection of round leather cords - https://www.beadsdirect.co.uk/stringing/leather-cord/real-faux
They also do coated cotton cords.
Amanda Muddimer at Mangobeads also sells lovely soft rolled leather necklets which already have a clasp fitting so the beads/pendant can simply be slipped on.


Title: Re: Nice ways to hang a glass necklace
Post by: Flowers on November 30, 2018, 03:50:43 AM
Amazing thank you so much for the wonderful information I shall look at Bead Direct and Amanda’s site.