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katina | Posted in General Discussion on

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    ThreadKoe | | #1

    Very interesting. Some really neat ideas to think about. Thank you for posting this link. Cathy

    1. katina | | #2

      Glad you liked it. I'm going to make a few scarves as gifts, and fringe them with beads.


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        ThreadKoe | | #3

        Yummy! I love beaded fringe. Actually, I just love fringe. Just love the way it swings and moves. I like to add a few beads to the ends of the inexpensive fringed scarves and shawls for a little extra dazzle. Makes a nice gift for a Young Lady for prom, or special events. Keeps those nasty ends from coming unravelled too. Cathy

        1. katina | | #4

          That's a great idea - just the thing for the need-to-give-an-unexpected-gift stash. I'm going to keep an eye out for some scarves to do this to. Thanks


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            ThreadKoe | | #5

            You are most welcome. If the shawl is one of those really lightweight ones, a needle threader zips the ends through the beads in a jiffy. One of those twisted wire beading needles works great for the chunky yarns. Cathy

          2. sewslow67 | | #6

            Say, Cathy; I'm also a beader, but I don't recall ever seeing a "twisted wire beading needle".  Could you give me some details?  Thanks, my friend.

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            ThreadKoe | | #8

            I know there is a proper name for it, but I am swiss cheese head today!
            It is a beading needle that looks like a fine wire that has been twisted together, leaving a loop in one end. The loop pinches over a cord or thong and is great for using with bigger heavy beads as it holds it tight. You sometimes find them in the kits for younger people. Hope that made sense. Cathy

          4. sewslow67 | | #11

            Thanks for the explanation, Cathy.  I'll give my friend a call (a gal who owns a beading shop back "home" ...heh heh), and ask her to send me one.  I bought some fairly large beads when on vacation last summer, but have not done anything with them yet, and I could try it out with them.

          5. katina | | #7

            I love doing things like this - gussying up some purchased item. Just the kind of project for an evening of TV watching. The weekly market here often has suitable scarves.


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            ThreadKoe | | #9

            Exactly, a perfect TV project. This is one case where the bigger inexpensive craft beads, like the pearls are handy. They can be gently washed in a lingerie bag. I find the real crystal beads, although lovely, are too heavy and expensive for a project like this, so the inexpensive acrylic or glass ones look terrific, and keep the cost reasonable. If the fringe is really skimpy, like a lot of them are, I can add more beaded fringe between the thread fringes too. Cathy

          7. katina | | #13

            Keep these great ideas coming!


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            ThreadKoe | | #14

            I got lots of ideas, just short of time to do them all! Need to mow the lawn....again. Not that I mind too much now the weather is warmer. C

          9. katina | | #15

            Time, time, time ...who of us here has enough of it?


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            ThreadKoe | | #16

            he he he, if I spent less time on this silly computer, gabbing with my friends here, I would get more done, but not have nearly as much fun ;) Cathy

          11. katina | | #17

            Well yes, but we learn so much


  2. sewslow67 | | #10

    What fun ...and most interesting.  Thanks so much for sharing this link, Katina.  I'm going to keep watch for further videos, as it appears that she has something new each week.

    1. katina | | #12

      I'm always very pleased when a link proves useful. So glad you've enjoyed it.


  3. MaryinColorado | | #18

    cool beans!  Thanks so much for sharing this!  Mary

    1. katina | | #19

      You're very welcome!


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