Help with finishing techniqs!

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on May 11, 2011 2:31 AM

Pls. can someone help me with some problems. I start beading about several month ago,,,and Im good at it,,but when I need to finish my peace of jewerly I stoped!! I do not now what to do with threads on the and, I work at loom and my favorite peyote stich?? I made some great neckles but at the and I have on both sides for 8 threads what I should do with them?? I cant put them back in neckles cause I have many threads ,,my seed beads isnt big enough.Pls help me,,thank You all!!!!

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SCB1 wrote
on May 11, 2011 9:07 AM

I can help you with the peyote ends, but I am clueless with the loom work.

Do you already have your clasp attached when you start having trouble?

If so you;

Option #1:   tie off the thread by going back through a few beads and do a half hitch knot, go through a few more beads and do another half hitch knot, I do it one more time and then through one beads and cut the thread. 

Option #2:  finish off your thread by weaving back and forth making a figure 8. After several 8's it should be safe for you to clip your thread.

I use option #1 if I am using a seed bead, because it tends to be a little loser, and I use option #2 if I am using delicas or treasures, they tend to sit closer and tighter so I feel safe using this option.

You can use either with most any of the off loom project.

For the ends of the loom work, I will leave that to be answered by the loom people.

Hope this helps.

Happy beading.

Happy Beading!!

Sue,

Small-town USA. 

Michigan.

 

 

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on May 14, 2011 6:08 AM

SCB1:

I can help you with the peyote ends, but I am clueless with the loom work.

Do you already have your clasp attached when you start having trouble?

If so you;

Option #1:   tie off the thread by going back through a few beads and do a half hitch knot, go through a few more beads and do another half hitch knot, I do it one more time and then through one beads and cut the thread. 

Option #2:  finish off your thread by weaving back and forth making a figure 8. After several 8's it should be safe for you to clip your thread.

I use option #1 if I am using a seed bead, because it tends to be a little loser, and I use option #2 if I am using delicas or treasures, they tend to sit closer and tighter so I feel safe using this option.

You can use either with most any of the off loom project.

For the ends of the loom work, I will leave that to be answered by the loom people.

Hope this helps.

Happy beading.

 

Thank You very much!!!!!

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SCB1 wrote
on May 14, 2011 5:50 PM

Your welcome. I am glad I could help you with your ends.

Happy Beading!!

Sue,

Small-town USA. 

Michigan.

 

 

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DrayaB wrote
on May 23, 2011 8:22 AM

Sue, you are SO helpful and wise!

I just joined the forum today and posted my own question under the "How To" forum and the "New to" forum as well, as I am sort of desperate for advice..

I hope that you can advise me as well!

 

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tpatcheson wrote
on May 23, 2013 1:27 PM

To finish off your peyote, thread back into the beads, make a half hitch, thread some more, make another half hitch. You can also use a dab of glue on knots. I use GS Hypo because it has a fine applicator tip and the glue holds.
You say you can't get your needle back in because of too many threads. Solution: try switching to a really fine needle for this part (#16?). Also, you can change your beading thread for new projects. Fireline comes in various tests: 4, 6, 8, 12 lbs and more. I generally use a 6lb test for normal work. I use a heavier thread when I know I will be needing lots of tension in the thread, and I use the 4lb when I am doing fine work with #15 aught beads, or when I know I will be passing a thread through multiple times.
Good luck with your beading!
Teresa

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