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  • Using beads with ribbon?

    I'd love to use ribbon with some pearls I have - mainly to thread the pearls on then tie knots around them. However, no matter how thin the ribbon is, I can't thread the pearls on there.

    I've got myself a bead reamer to make the holes in the pearls bigger, but still doesn't help.

    Has anyone else got experience of making something this way?

    thanks!
    Sarah

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    Beading silk

    The only thing I can think of is beadalon beading silk with the wire on the end, this is great for stringing pearls, the only pearls I have come across with large enough holes for ribbon would be artificial ones.
    Chris W.
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    • #3
      I think I can picture what you are trying to do but I'm not sure how much success you would have reaming large holes in pearls. I had a slightly different approach which was to make each pearl into a little 'charm' and then knot them onto a ribbon...



      (ignore the pinky tone of the pic - was having an arty moment when I did this one - lol )

      HTH
      Mel

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      • #4
        I think the idea sounds lovely, but I must admit that Freshwater pearls have very small holes, and most glass pearls only have 1mm hole.

        I think it might be better knotting them onto 'beading silk thread' but it won't be the same effect

        Good luck

        Debbie
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