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    Default Beadalon knotting..aaarghh!

    Ok this is a rarity a bloke admitting defeat! (

    Went to Rock,Gem,Bead fair at Newark yesterday, the better haf fancied some beads to have a go at bracelets. I already had some never used Beadalon at home so thought why not.

    Strung some on then tried to tie the knot as usggested on the Beadalon spool, but it slips undone, now I have managed to make a knot that held but it is a big brute of a knot and sticks out like a soar thumb.
    Sooo....
    How do you do nice neat knot that won't slip but is discreet?

    p.s. using 0.5mm beadalon is this too thin too last with wear?

    (at the fair, also picked up some large flattish oval turquoise beads, cut them in half along the length of the hole and voila, instant cabs, nice. i will be adding to the polish though.) Same would go for a lot the stone beads there.

    cheers
    G
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    I always use crimp beads, never knot Beadalon, even though they say that you can. Crimps with crimp covers always look nicer and more professional with a crimp cover. hope that helps.
    Jules

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    I'm a crimper too - never knotted beadalon. In fact the only thing I ever knot is elastic in bracelets
    Di x

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    Can't imagine knotting beadalon, a vote for crimps from me too, with crimp covers
    Lucinda

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    Quote Originally Posted by agent_44 View Post
    Can't imagine knotting beadalon, a vote for crimps from me too, with crimp covers
    I've got a new magnifier and I can actually see to get the crimp covers on now!
    Di x

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    Yay! I bet that helps Di I find them fiddly buggers at the best of times!
    Lucinda

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    i must admit i dont knot Beadalon either but the fine stuff your are supposed to be able, have you tied pulling it with pliers to make the knot smaller.

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    thanks for all the replies.
    I ( rather, the girlfriend) wanted to avoid crimps to create the complete circle look for roll on bracelets.

    I think pulling with pliers might damage the structure of the beadalon and cause a weak spot ( stand to be corrected on that), certainly with my clumsy hands I would crush the filament with the pliers! Perhaps the Ann's more delicate lady hands would manage it, we will see.

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    Sounds liek you shouldn't be using beadalon then, for that kind of braclet some kind of elastic would be better. I don't use it so I'm not much help in terms of what kind, lol, but I suspect someone else will be able to give you better advice
    Lucinda

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    do you know what i thinkcos i cant quite imagine what you are doing

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