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Offline CrayonJungle

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Beaded Jewelry - Crochet Versus Knotting
« on: March 05, 2013, 03:55:18 PM »
I'm new to beaded crochet jewelry and I'm considering looking into doing knotted beaded jewelry instead. I found the book I want to buy but whenever I look at materials I get overwhelmed. It looks like I need to order most of the materials online.


I want to get 1 to 1.5 or even 2 mm in size and I'm trying to decide between leather, satin cord or should I go with something else?


Can I use cotton yarn or embroidery floss or does it need to be leather or satin?


Any other tips?


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Re: Beaded Jewelry - Crochet Versus Knotting
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 08:53:11 PM »
Hi, Melanie, Could I ask what is the usage of your versus knotting? For bracelet or necklace or something not for wearing? If I know it, it would be better to chose the right cord. I have ever used cotton yarn, it would be Ok, as for embroidery, I haven't used it yet, but guess you can have a try on it, perhaps it is a good chose as well. Some website such as Fire Mountain, Pandahall, Artbeads and so on all can have the string & thread materials for your beading works. Hope you would have great fun in beading projects.
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Re: Beaded Jewelry - Crochet Versus Knotting
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 09:13:57 PM »
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I would be using it for wrap bracelets and possibly necklaces as well. I did end up ordering some satin cord as well as some leather so I could try different things and see what I like. I enjoy the crocheting with beads but I think maybe knot tying might be easier and more versatile for jewelry.

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Re: Beaded Jewelry - Crochet Versus Knotting
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 01:50:17 PM »
I had a seller at my store who used rayon rattail cord for her bracelets.l