DrupalWomenQ-#8099

I have several necklaces that have come “undone”, in other words need to be re-strung. Is there an online DIY How-To guideline that I can follow? I don’t even know anyone in Miami who can do thos for my friend and me, and if they do it will cost a fortune.. besides, we would like to learn.

Cécile

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  1. Julia Ray wrote on :

    Hi Cecile..why don’t you try “youtube”..often people post little videos on DYI…I was self taught..and love stringing…now have my own jewellery label..it’s easy learning how to string/restring…but you need the right cord..a waxed cotton is made especially for this purpose…also you should find yourself an art/crafts supplier near you..they may have classes….on this….or may know where to find one…there is definitely an art ..in getting the spacing right and the tension firm yet not too tight…so practise makes perfect..good luck!

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  2. Becky Beer wrote on :

    Fire Moutain beads has free information in their newsletters.,Tthere are many books on the subject that are very easy to understand. Also many bead shops have classes,and tools for you to use,they are always happy to assist you

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  3. Cheryl Wilson wrote on :

    DIY! Go to any MIchael’s or similar shop and they will guide you and show you how to restring your jewelry! They are incredibly helpful about these things!

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    • Cécile Wheatley wrote on :

      THANK YOU!! I will definitely go to Michael’s!!!

      Cécile

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  4. Susan Grant wrote on :

    Hi Cecile,

    There are two websites for beginning bead stringer which are easy to follow:

    1. How-to-make-jewelry.com

    2. Making-beaded-jewelry.com

    Good luck!

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    • Cécile Wheatley wrote on :

      Hello Susan!

      Yes, I will check the sites. Need to find out what supplies I will need to repair my necklaces. This is quite helpful!! Thank you so much!!!
      Sincerely,

      Cécile

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    • Susan Grant wrote on :

      Cecile – these sites include information on the tools needed. They’re very basic and good for beginners.

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  5. Marsha Harris wrote on :

    Try this site: http://www.jewelrymakinghq.com/beginner_jewelry_making_resources.htm

    hope it helps

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    • Cécile Wheatley wrote on :

      THANK YOU!!!! I truly appreciate your input!!

      Cécile

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    • Marsha Harris wrote on :

      Don’t know if you knew I am a jewelry designer & creator. If you do this yourself and you’re working with silver or any kind of gold & semi-precious stones you MUST use Beadalon 49-strand beading wire, otherwise yuur necklace will break. If you have pearls, you must use the ultra-thin Beadalon 49-Strand.

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    • Cécile Wheatley wrote on :

      Thank you so very much! Gosh do you tach this wonderful skill/craft? Now I know why some of my good silver bracelets are strung with a fine chain… Mmmmm.

      Cécile

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    • Marsha Harris wrote on :

      Cecile, my email is splenderosa@gmail.com if you need help with anything.
      xx’s Marsha btw: my blog is http://www.splenderosa.blogspot.com/

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    • Cécile Wheatley wrote on :

      Thank you Marsha!!!

      I will e-mail you later on. I have to take an inventory of pieces that need repair and then assess whether I can tackle the job… I most certainly will get in touch with you if I get myself ina bind!!! 😉

      Cécile

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