Topics: Beads, Clear

Q.
How can I get/keep the translucent look of glass beads when they are used in a necklace? Drop earrings would be easy, but why make it easy? If possible i'd like to wind small beads around them. Thanks very much.
- Karen
A.
Enhance the translucent effect by creating a design that leaves space around your beads. Consider creating or using drops and dangles in the design, as they will give the same light reflecting effect as the drop earring theory. Using a fine malleable wire to wind beads around your design will give you the flexibility to get the beads where you want them without blocking out the light.

- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert

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