Frit-Happens !
June 13, 2021, 10:02:15 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
your ad here
News:
Where are you?? Add yourself to the NEW FHF map here  | On flickr? Join our Frit Happens group: here

VISIT THE WIKI HERE
Get FH Status updates via twitter @FritHappens

 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Welcome to the Seedy and Stringy Side!  (Read 3937 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
nemeton
Red hot but too chicken for a torch...
Forum Member
***
Posts: 184


I see a boundary, I eat a boundary


WWW
« on: June 08, 2010, 07:46:24 AM »

Well folks, we now have a squeaky-clean new board for all things to do with seed beads and stringing  Grin
If anybody has any questions, tips, links, or ideas, feel free to add them here. Or if there's anything you'd like to see a post about (bead sizes? threads and stringing materials? stitches? techniques? tools? suppliers? book reviews?) feel free to ask, or put up a post yourself. I am happy to ramble on about seed beads until the cows come home and I know we have other seedy beaders plus several expert stringers on FH, so between us we should be able to tackle just about anything  Grin
Logged

Lynn


Keep up with me on Facebook or my blog
Mary
Forum Member
*****
Posts: 656


WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 10:51:22 AM »

Well one comment I will make, don't use magnetic clasps on bracelets unless you use a safety chain. I left my bracelet on the car door, the supermarket trolley...!!
Logged
poledra1958
give me the glass and no one will get hurt
Forum Member
***
Posts: 208


Jenny


WWW
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 11:18:14 AM »

Hope this is OK.  Delete if not.

I will start with a couple of links for patterns.

Around the beading table
http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/

Sandra Halpenny
http://www.sandradhalpenny.com/

And another with free ones.  Not weaving patterns.
http://www.eebeads.com/ideas.html

Jenny

Logged


HH on Bulk,
nemeton
Red hot but too chicken for a torch...
Forum Member
***
Posts: 184


I see a boundary, I eat a boundary


WWW
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2010, 04:53:25 AM »

Julia, often the easiest way is to string the whole tube on tigertail wire (with a biggish bead at either end and/or some seedies up the middle to keep the shape if necessary) and crimp the clasp bits in place.
Or taper each end of the tube and stitch a ring of seed beads through a jump ring to attach the clasp - but that isn't as strong, especially for a bracelet.
Or use a magnetic clasp and stitch an extra bit of tube round the sides of the clasp so that they don't show and the clasp disappears when you stick it together  Wink OR even stitch a press-stud to either end of the tube, and again it'll more or less disappear when you snap it shut.
Does that help?  Grin
Logged

Lynn


Keep up with me on Facebook or my blog
Mary
Forum Member
*****
Posts: 656


WWW
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2010, 04:55:51 AM »

If it's a big enough tube, put a small round bead on a headpin, form a loop in it, and pop the bead into the tube. Stitch the tube firmly round the end so the loop sticks out and the bead is trapped. Then simply add the clasp with a jumpring.
Logged
SallyB
Forum Member
***
Posts: 140


« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2010, 12:18:26 PM »

This will be a lovely section to keep an eye on.
Thank you
I'm having a go at a crochet rope from an old Bead and Button at the moment.  Has taken lots of attempts to get the colours sort of right and I'm not totally confident I will like what it looks like when it's done but this is it so far:


It will go from light to dark with some fringing - that's the plan anyway.

Since it's a work in progress I thought I'd put a picture here since I know people (me included) like to see photos.  Take it out if it doesn't fit in though.

In terms of closures I like to bead something so that it flows in the context of the piece I've beaded.  I spent a long time making a necklace that included a big cabochon.  It had a twist on closure and it fell off on the way to work without me realising until I was sat at my desk.  Hours of work went into it so that taught me a valuable lesson.

Sally
xxx
Logged

Kaz
Flame Off Show Off
Senior Forum Member
*
Posts: 1251


Worth my weight in glass....


WWW
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2010, 03:04:59 AM »

I haven't done any seed beading for a long while but thought I'd show these.
I started off with this one from a kit

and it led to all these that I designed myself



and my favourite which I made whilst I was out in Oz


These are all done by making a basic string with tiger tail and size 8s and then stitching the shaggy bits with needle and nymo in and out of the size 8s. I kinda made up the coral bits!

Kazx
Logged

She's made of real glass. She got real real emotion. But my heart laughs I have that same sweet devotion!
SueP
Forum Member
***
Posts: 247



WWW
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2010, 03:42:40 PM »

Looking forward to this side of things just getting back to stringing I have already showed the bracelet in finished jewellery - here is the full set





Logged

Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.036 seconds with 18 queries.