CENTER FOR BEADWORK
& JEWELRY ARTS
The purposes of the bead studies group are manifold, including to explore new methods of beading, to experiment with variations on traditional techniques, and to study culture-specific beading techniques. The group meets in Nashville, Tennessee the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 1-3pm.
If you are in the area,
please join us in our discussions. There are no fees.
Current Bead Study Discussion Blog
TAKING UP THE SLACK ON A FINISHED PIECE
DISCUSSION QUESTION FOR JUNE
Please respond on-line to the group.
I know this has happened to everyone. Whether it's a bead strung
piece, or a bead woven piece. After it's made, it loses some
tension. Sometimes you can live with it. Othertimes, too much
thread or other stringing material is showing, particular at the ends
of the piece near the clasp components.
Any strategies for correcting the problem -- post production, that is?
Some ideas that came to mind for me:
1. tie knots in the stringing material just below the clasp and ring
on the ends
2. force a crimp cover into place, again near the ends of the piece
3. make a coil using 22-ga or 20-ga wire, coil around the thread, so
that the coil looks like a bead
4. re-do the piece