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#1 melindascrochetbits

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:17 PM

how can I find out what size thread/yarn to use with a certain size bead? Right now I have 60g beads( don't know the size) and I am totally lost as to how to get started. I have some size 10 thread and some ww yarn. Can some one help me please??!! I would like to crochet with size 10 thread and am also looking for some type of thread/string/yarn that is durable. My first project is to make myself a keychain.


Ok, on the front of the beads it says
2.1 oz 60g glass beads
On the back in little print it says:
60 grm glass E-bead cry rainbow

so I guess I have 3 packs of size e glass beads. lol
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:32 AM

To me it's mostly a question of fitting the thread through the beads. With size 10 thread you should be able to thread E-beads.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:07 AM

great! thanks
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:10 PM

Try stringing a few beads if the yarn won't go thru then you need a thinner yarn or threads. And crochet a small sample with it first to see how you like it. 3" by 3" inches. Hope all goes well.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:16 AM

I'm in midst of my first tube bracelet--I needed 6 colors of beads --I bought 11/0 size.

I tried threading them on #10 thread--didn't work. Changed to thinner thread... :think Now I believe I need size 8/0 beads.....I am sooooo mad :angry as there are no craft or bead stores anywhere near me.

The 11/0 I just bought over the weekend when I was out of town at a Michael's......venting venting.:(


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:46 AM

craftylady1956, try tieing a long peice of sewing thread to your size 10 thread. now put your beading needle onto the sewing thread. The beads should go right on and slide right onto the size 10 thread.. IF not then you need to try again using size 20 or 30 thread if you want to crochet with these beads. Let us know how it goes.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:22 AM

I have started putting the 11/0 beads onto (not sure if #20 or #30 thread) which was given to me and has no label- but the thread is so very thin. The beads fit on it but I think it'll be too thin to work with. I am an experience crocheter -almost 50 years and have crochet with beads before--just not the tube techinque.

Any other ideas? Thank you for your help....:hug


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:32 AM

I'm getting ready to do a project in no 10 thread and wondered about threading the beads on blending filament or a couple of strands of embroidery thread that I plan to carry along with the no 10. I'm just going to try a swatch or 2 first.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:08 AM

I've actually never carried the beads on only one of two threads.

Please show pictures of how that turns out.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:41 AM

I'll be trying it in the next flew days; I'm not sure it will work. I don't want to make the bead droop.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:33 AM

Beads don't droop in crochet as the stitch holds it tight. You can use an inch wide bead and it still doesn't droop.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:57 AM

Although I have crocheted for years and are familar about working with beads, I've become VERY frustrated trying to make the tubular type bracelets.

I've tried different size beads and thread and find the process very difficult to say the least. I've tried at the very least 50 times and I'm not too happy. I understand the HOW but it doesn't come out like I've seen. I have trouble after the second round of beads, seeing which bead is from the last row or the row before..ugh.

I've since put it aside and will try again maybe in a few days. :angry


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:59 PM

Although I have crocheted for years and are familar about working with beads, I've become VERY frustrated trying to make the tubular type bracelets.

I've tried different size beads and thread and find the process very difficult to say the least. I've tried at the very least 50 times and I'm not too happy. I understand the HOW but it doesn't come out like I've seen. I have trouble after the second round of beads, seeing which bead is from the last row or the row before..ugh.

I've since put it aside and will try again maybe in a few days. :angry


It took me a long time too.
Now I thread different colours for the first rows, which makes it easier to start. That makes it okey for the first couple of rows to look weird, but I unravel them afterwards.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:43 AM

Perhaps the issue is not you,

What instructions are you attempting to use?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:13 PM

this is one of the tutorials I tried, others were tyold to do it the same way as this...thanks for any help.:manyheart

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:00 AM

Beads don't droop in crochet as the stitch holds it tight. You can use an inch wide bead and it still doesn't droop.



Thanks, Flia! This will be my first use of beads. I haven't decided yet whether to use blending filament or the metallic floss. It will depend on the main thread color I chose.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:15 AM

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this is one of the tutorials I tried, others were tyold to do it the same way as this...thanks for any help.:manyheart

http://www.beadpatte...ubewelcome.html


That's a great tutorial, except for the fact that you can use any bead and thread size.
Knowing the howto doesn't make it easy to make the first rows neat though :)

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:21 AM

Fila-

I had put my bead bracelet aside for about 2 weeks...Picked it up again this morning....Trying it again. I did maybe 4-5 rounds and frogged it a few times. I'm working with size 8/0 beads and 10 thread...I don't know how much thread should be seen but I see more than I'd like to see....Just have to keep trying. i am not crocheting loose so i'm not sure what I'm doing wrong..but I'm beginning to get a better feel for how it should look when looking into the tube as I go--if that makes sense.


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

How many beads are you using for each row?
I never do less than 5 beads.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

Well to be honest , I wanted to use 6 colors....my mistake I don't know what I was thinking when I ordered the beads but ordered only 5 colors :angry.

So I only have 5 colors oper row/ round etc. I'm still trying to get it going. Keep trying and frogging, trying and frogging......I now am trying a thinner thread again. Today I went to move something an accidently spilled a BUNCH on my wood floors. :eek. Needless to say I still am trying to figure this out !!!


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