Jewlery/bead Topper Question

Decorating By Ruby2uesday Updated 2 Jan 2009 , 8:29am by Cakechick123

Ruby2uesday Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 4:55am
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when doing a bead topper, how do you keep your beads/jewels from sliding down the wires. basically make the beads suspended in the middle of the wire? make sense???? i'm thinking about making one this weekend! THANKS! ruby

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Cakechick123 Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 8:29am
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you use tiny little metal pieces called crimp beads.
http://www.make-your-own-jewelry.com/using-crimp-beads.html

you place them on the wire where you want the bead to sit and pinch them shut with some pliers, then place the bead. I normally add another crimp on the other side of the bead, but that is not really nessesary.

Alternatively you can hold the bead on the wire and then drop a drop of super glue onto the wire and wait a few seconds fot it to dry, but be warned you will probably glue your fingers to the wire/bead a million times icon_smile.gif

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