Tips for Tuesday

Today’s beading tips were provided by Dolores Stone.

1)  To make jump ring connections more secure use oval in place of round ones.

2)  Beads need breathing space to prevent necklaces from being too tight or “buckling”.  Beads should be pliant.

3)  More important: bracelets need even more space due to the sharp curve of the wrist.  The larger the beads, the more space needed.  Try the bracelet on your wrist to find the best spot for the clasp.  If the beads are too tight, the bracelet will be difficult or impossible for the owner to put on.

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Category : Beading Tips

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