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Offline meredeth11

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Seed Beads on Wire?
« on: January 09, 2013, 05:37:47 AM »
I'd make a pair hoop earrings with non-tarnish wire and seed beads. 22 gauge wire would be used, Is 20 gauge is too thick for seed beads?
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Re: Seed Beads on Wire?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 05:02:12 PM »
That would depend on the size of your seed beads.  What size are you using?

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Re: Seed Beads on Wire?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 06:50:10 PM »
You can purchase larger seed beeds that have larger holes.

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Re: Seed Beads on Wire?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 06:58:10 PM »
I use Miyuki (sp)11/0 and most of the time I can get 22 and 24 gauge wire to work.  If I use other seed beads which I rarely do, then 'not so much' as the holes are not the same. and neither are the sizes.

If you use 6/0 and 8/0 seed beads, then you could use 20 gauge wire easily, just remember to bend loosely as the seed bead will break if you put them in a bind.

15/0 seed beads 26  and 28 gauge wire is probably the largest you might be able to use.

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Re: Seed Beads on Wire?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 08:26:25 PM »
I've put all different sizes on wire. Pam is right though about not making them too tight together. I've done that and broke beads. Then you have a huge gap and have to undo things to fix it. Not fun.

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Re: Seed Beads on Wire?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 02:30:16 AM »
Thanks Pam, I chose to use the 6/0 and 20 guage wire, and it is really very suitable ~  ;)
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Re: Seed Beads on Wire?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 02:33:04 AM »
Thanks Teresa Rusk, your advice is useful  ;)  !
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Re: Seed Beads on Wire?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 12:55:55 PM »
No problem.