May 13, 2005, 9:54 AM
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That is an AWESOME SITE!! How could I have missed it!
Re: [Emuishere] How to make 3d Beadies
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run it through http://babelfish.altavista.com for a pretty good french->english translation. (A heck of a lot better than their japanese to english! <G>)
It seems to be a variation of the 2-needle technique (which is the first thing I tried) that makes 3d items. THe first thing I made were aligator earrings, that people loved. I could not find more patterns to work from, and time to come up with them has always been an issue.
But this site is *LOADED*.
To answer your question about how hard, yes, they seem difficult. The suggestion is to use wire, but fish line (not nymo) would work reasonably well too. It's springier, so it will keep a shape, but it will also try to pop out of shape.
The directions may seem clear, but until I try one, i won't know (and I'm going to try one!)
The techniques page explains how to interpret the diagrams. The last row (or block) is the bottom, the top row(s) or block are the top. When there are more than one row on top, the items are sticking up.
I knew there had to be more 3d beading sites out there, and this is a great one. Thanks!
PUGDOG's Rock & Bead Shop
Pittsburgh, PA 15217