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    Hi.
    I'm Di and new to beading although my 15 year old son says I am already obssessed. I finally finished my OU degree in November, 6 long years and needed something to fill in the evenings. I love beading, although I probably enjoy choosing the beads as much as creating with them. Gold and sparkly is my theme, mainly because my Thursday night pub friend (Ce) is a winter colouring so does the silver. My needyness actually comes as a dilemma she is facing. We only started creating November but she has found that already a number of her creations using Silver lined bugles have tarnished badly. The twisted seem okay but not the straights. Is this a problem anyone else has suffered? And what could she use instead but keep the same sort of effect.
    We are off to the pub tonight but I don't expect a sackful of replies, although ....
    Hope to chat soon.

    Di.

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    Hi Di. I'm Sarah, welcome to the forum. Can't help with your query I'm afraid but hi anyway!
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    • #3
      Hiya!
      Is your friend using glass bugle beads? I did use straight glass bugle beads lined with silver colour but found they got scratty looking. I think the lining was getting rubbed by the wire threaded through them. I now use silver plated "liquid silver" or heishi tube beads. They are more expensive but look great and stay looking good.
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      • #4
        to the forum!

        Out of curiosity, do you know if the bugle beads were Japanese or Chinese? Maybe it's to do with the quality of the bugles, although the silver tubes solution sounds great.
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        • #5
          Welcome to the forum, nice to see you here. You will get lots of replies so keep looking.
          Carol
          God helps them that help themselves.

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          • #6
            Hello and
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              • #8
                Hello and welcome from me too. You may be surprised at the number of responses you get, everyone's very helpful on this forum.
                Diane
                Reach for the moon-if you miss-you'll still be amongst stars




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                • #9
                  Hi and welcome.

                  I can't help with your question as not that experienced at jewellery myself, but I'd say the liquid silver beads sound like the best to use.
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                  • #10
                    Hi and welcome to the forum
                    I would have thought that a good Japanese Silver lined Bugle would be fine. Any of the major brands are good i.e. TOHO, MIYUKI, MATSUMO.

                    If you friend used a non named brand from China or India for example, that may be the answer.

                    Debbie
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                    On-line bead supplier and bead lover

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                    • #11
                      Hello Di and to the forum

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