Captive Bead Sizes

NinaR

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Do you put thread through your beads? And if do, what do you use, and how do you end it?
 

LMC

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It really depends on the bead - 6 mm Swarovski crystals work well with 18 G 1/4.
 

5230freckles

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I have tried faceted 6mm beads with the 18 1/4 SWG and had no problem. Then I tried 6mm crystal pears that were smooth and it didn't work at all.
Not trying to derail the thread, but ooohh....Melody, that pendant (?) in your avi! Awesome! Care to give us some deets? :):)
 

lake158

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I also use 6 mm Swarovski Crystals for 18g 1/4". I also read somewhere that using faceted crystals helps the captured bead stay.
 

Frann

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Someone posted a three strand captive bead bracelet on the FB Chain Maille group, Has anyone done that? Any suggestions on what size to use to connect? Thanks in Advance.
 

Sapphire

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I have no problems with 18g 1/4' and 6 mm round beads.
 

Pamela Lunsford

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Crystals are usually easier to work with because they are more uniform. Stone beads are tricky sometimes I have to buy several strands to get enough usable ones. But they look great.
 
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