Does anyone have advice about how you are able to add the french
wire and then loop back around and string the thread through the
necklace and tie the knot several beads later?
1) Cut the gimp by lying it on a flat surface and cutting down with
a razor blade. DO NOT use scissors.
2) Only cut a short length - between 1/4 and 1/2 inch - no more.
3) The gimp will make the top loop and protect the thread from
abrasion at the clasp end. Therefore, string the one clasp end first,
then go ahead and string (and knot if necessary) your beads, and
finally, at the final end, add your gimp, your other clasp end, and
then string back through one bead.
4) Knot a half-hitch at this point and then string through the next
bead, working back towards your beginning point. Knot a half-hitch
between beads 1&2, 2&3 and 3&4. Use your GS Hypo Cement on the knots
to keep them taut, and clip your stringing material after the glue
has completely dried. I clip mine with a razor blade to get as close
to the knot as possible.
5) Keep in mind that the gimp can only be used once and if you mess
up and have to re-do the job, you will need to cut a new section of
BBR - Sandi Graves, Beadin' Up A Storm
Stormcloud Trading Co
"Beads, Leather and Metalworking Supplies"
St Paul, Minnesota (USA)