You have a variety of options for keeping your floating components in place. You can use crimp beads, a micro crimp or a crimp that falls in the range of 1 - 1.5mm in diameter--each of these would work well. Bead Huggers™ are another alternative for keeping beads in place. Bead Huggers are small and stay snug against beading wire and act as a buffer or placeholder to keep beads in the position you want. Depending on the diameter of the wire you choose, you may find that gluing Bead Huggers in place will keep them and the "floating" beads permanently where you want them.
You could also use an adhesive to keep the beads in place. Loctite® 454 Gel adhesive is the ideal adhesive for this type of gluing as it works well on smooth surfaces and creates an instant bond. See the resources listed below for projects, instructions and how-to's on these "intermittent stringing" techniques.
- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert
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