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    the flameworked beads are lovely - I was going to learn flameworking with a local beadmaker who has made a fair living from them, and they're good.

    Now, like most things sadly, they're mass produced tat. Such a shame because the initial idea of a charm bracelet for the new millenium was a good one.
    Di x

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    Emerald, if it's any help, I did the kit for Becky for her bracelet. Feel free to contact me if I can help.

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    George thats very kind i have some wire i just need to get the id right, i cant get the fifth ring through so i think i need to make it larger, i have been looking for jump ring makers all day as at the moment i use the handles of my needle files, but i need something a bit more precise lol. I did ask Becky but she dident know.

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    Knitting needles are great for making jump rings - another of George's tips.

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    Ah Emerald, are you Joanne?

    JPL needs an AR of between 2.9 and 3.1. Nothing else will work. You also need to use HH or fully hard wire for a chain in this size, it's not strong enough otherwise.

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    Ah George you found me lol

    Thank you for that, and the knitting kneedle sounds like a great idea.

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    I sell both sterling and costume "Pandora Like" beads in my shop but don't stock the Pandora brand as it's 1000's to start up with them!
    Believe the original brand that started the trend was Trollbeads..
    I saw the glass trollbeads being made by an Artisan lamp-worker as a trade show it was a fabulous demo
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    Last edited by ben b; 13-09-2009 at 01:31 AM.

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    I just bought some pandora beads and a few bracelets to make as they seem to be popular. PJ Beads have some p-style beads at reasonable prices and in good colours. they seem so heavy to me when you make them up, but they don't look nice with only a few beads on.

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    Hi
    There are loads of UK beaders who make fantastic lampworked glass beads which are suitable for Pandora bracelets and which are unique as well as beautiful! Try searching Etsy for silver cored glass beads - I got over 600 results!

    Lorraine

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