This is the second of the seven bracelets that I got from Teejay for Christmas. The motifs are a tweaked version of the bezel from Indu's YouTube video tutorial which you can watch HERE. You can buy the stone beads on eBay from Aura Crystals HERE.
- 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Olivine" (458)
- 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
- 11/0 seed beads Toho "Hybrid Opaque Grey Picasso" (Y312)
- 8/0 seed beads Toho "Hybrid Opaque Grey Picasso" (Y312)
- 8mm round stone beads "Unakite"
I'm wondering if anyone can help me out with a little project for my sister. She has a bead necklace that she got on a trip to Africa. The beads are strung on nylon cord and it came apart one day while she was wearing it. Most of the beads are still on the string and she managed to find most of the larger beads that came off. She probably lost quite a few of the seed beads in her car seat but I do have a small bag of very similar seed beads that will fill the gaps nicely. It's a very colorful, interesting-looking necklace made with paper beads as you can see in the photos below.
Cindy has asked me to repair it for her but I have no experience stringing beads and I have no idea what kind of nylon string to buy to replace the current string. It's much heavier than FireLine but not so heavy that the necklace is stiff. The necklace is long enough that she doubles it up around her neck and there was no clasp on it. I was thinking that I might put a clasp on it when I fix it but I need to know how to tie the ends of the string to the clasp so that it doesn't come apart again. Can anyone give me some tips? What kind of string/cord should I buy? What would it be called and what weight should I look for? What kind of knots should I use to secure the ends? I will also see if I can find some videos online that explain how to do this.
Here is the necklace:
Here's a close-up so you can see the paper beads:
In the photo below, I've arranged the necklace and loose beads in the order that I will need to re-string them. I printed this one out so that I will remember where the beads go once I've pulled them all off the string.
UPDATE: I found some beading wire that Teejay had sent me a long time ago. The black one is much finer than the gold wire. Would either of these be suitable? I also included the crimp beads that I found in my stash. Are they the right kind and size?