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Golden Pearls and Swirls
by: Lee Metsalo
The beads that inspired this are the Uber Curly Pig Tails. Isn’t there a myth about a golden pig somewhere? These curly beads got dressed up to go out today. They add texture to a necklace, and are a lot of fun!
This is a simple stringing project. I started out with 30” of Softflex, as I didn’t really know how long the finished necklace would be with the swirly pig tails. As shown here, it is almost 24” long. I won’t lie and say the Softflex behaved nicely while going through the Pig Tail beads at first, but I figured out the trick. The Softflex will go through the bead without issue, but caught up on the edge while exiting the other side. Use a pin to lift the Softflex over the edge, and everything continues to move smoothly. Easy peasy!
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