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"Dumbell" balls with stones


#1

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 it?

Thanks!
Leah


#2
    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
it? 

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


#3

I don’t think that’s it. I probably didn’t explain myself clearly
enough…

I looks like one ball/granule is made on one side of the wire (to a
point), a bead is added to the wire, and another ball/granule is mad
on the other side of the wire, so the bead can’t fall off it creates
a sort of “dumbell” look. I’m trying to figure out the easiest way to
keep the bead cool while creating a ball/granule on the other side of
the wire.

Thanks!