I've been noticing a few designers using a sort of "dumbell"
effect in connecting stones or bead through chains -- balls on each
end of a wire with a stone or two on the wire between the two metal
balls. Has anyone ever done this technique and if so, how do you do
Leah, if I understand you correctly, I think you're talking about
"top-drilled" beads, usually in some version of a teardrop shape.
Instead of a through-the center placement of the drill hole, it is
horizontally drilled across the narrow end of the teardrop, and wired
through to attach to the chain. Or - a traditionally drilled bead is
attached in the same fashion with the use of a headpin or some other
version of wire wrapping, basically becoming a "dangle" drop. Does
this make sense? -Margery