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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This necklace got my attention because of the unusual shape of the beads and the colour. The beads are Bakelite. I do not like the necklace at all but I like the Bakelite beads! I hate the string and the three little rose beads. I am planning on re-stringing the beads and make a necklace that would look more like typical Bakelite necklaces.

    Any ideas would be very welcome.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      Thanks a lot, vetraio50 and SEAN68:)
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Yummy! You can restring them on cotton and knot between the beads. I'm not very good at that but I love the result. Buy the thickest cotton thread that you can pass thru the beads. Plan to use about 3 times the length because there is nothing more frustrating than doing all the knotting and running out before you've finished.

      I have also seen beads like these strung on a thin metal chain (or any thread) with small round beads between so they don't bump together.

      What would I do? Oh - I love these by the way! Great find! I think they were pastel shades originally. I would look thru my stash to see if I have smaller 4 or 6mm (but with a big hole) bakelite beads and simply thread them....but if not? I would knot them. (ha! no pun intended my friend!)

    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Great beads! I agree this would look better restrung on cotton thread or maybe even better on a quite thick silkthread. I've bought some nice Griffin silkthread on, they have all kinds of colors. On Youtube you can find instruction videos on how to thread with knots between beads. Good luck!
    4. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Like the citrus-y color of the beads, freiheit. :)

      Elisabethan, that's a good tip, I may look for the knotting video you mentioned. :)
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      There are several ways and videos. Just search 'how to knot against a bead' or 'how to thread beads with knots' or something like that. Look and find a way that you prefer. :)
    6. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      I really appreciate your commenets and suggestions, Elisabethan, katherinescollections, and valentino97. You all have beed very helpful. When I am done with my little project, I will post the result:) Sorry for responding so late. My little dog was sick and I was rather busy dealing with him but he is fine now:)
    7. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      Many thanks, Manikin, Newtimes, Moonstonelover21, aghcollect, Trey, and mikelv85:)

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