How do I keep my earring from pivoting?

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oilnwine wrote
on Oct 11, 2012 3:03 AM

OK, I just finished some earrings, see below. I made this with just beads. The problem I'm having is that the beads swivel and sometimes they don't show the "right" side. How can I fix this? 

TIA

 

 

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shanks wrote
on Oct 17, 2012 8:43 PM

It may sound a little off the wall, but I would try using some Hypo cement. Starting at the larger bead under the green bead, the two seed beads and where it joins your focal. Put the cement on the inside of the beads, lay flat and let them dry. This will make them stiff, but should stop the rotation.

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oilnwine wrote
on Oct 18, 2012 2:51 AM

Thanks for the suggestion. I will try that next time I make something like this. 

I replaced the thread with an eye pin. I haven't tried to wear them yet so I will let you know if it worked. 

 

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tcwhit wrote
on Oct 19, 2012 6:14 AM

Sorry, I have no idea how to help you with this. But I'm posting anyway because I wanted to let you know those earrings are lovely and exactly the color and style I gravitate towards. I do hope someone can help you.

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