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#1

I have made some simple necklaces-- round beads strung on silk. And
some of the necklaces always snag and catch in my hair. Some don’t
tangle at all. What causes this, and what should I do to eliminate
the problem?

Thanks,
Dolly


#2

I have made some simple necklaces-- round beads strung on silk. And
some of the necklaces always snag and catch in my hair. Some don’t
tangle at all.

Maybe the size/spacing of the beads? Heishe-type and liquid silver
often catch neck hairs, but I haven’t heard of round beads doing
this.

Tas
www.earthlywealth.com


#3
    Maybe the size/spacing of the beads? Heishe-type and liquid
silver often catch neck hairs, but I haven't heard of round beads
doing this. 

Thanks Tas for your help.

It may be that I am stringing them too tightly.

Come to think of it, the worst ones are larger and heavy (like 10mm
or more) smooth round beads. I thought perhaps it had to do with how
tight they were strung together, or perhaps how thick the cord is. I
am spending some effort to get them tightly strung.

Guess I need to experiment a bit more. Dolly


#4

Dolly - Define simple. Are you knotting your silk between the beads
or “simply” stringing them onto the silk which can result in beads
sliding (and grabbing hair) particularly if the silk stretches? Also

  • how small are your beads. As a general rule, I knot between each
    bead from about 5 mm on up. With smaller beads, you can gang then up
    in little consistent groups. If they’re really teeny, you just don’t
    knot - or, rather. you would position knots against stratgically
    placed spacers or detail beads, if any, for stability. Tiny seed
    beeds, heishi, or liquid silver you don’t knot, period, and they will
    tend to grab and pinch - it’s just in their job description. (Hmmm
  • 2 questions about stringing on silk in one night ).

Margery Epstein in LA


#5

Dolly - experiment with degrees of “tightly strung”. I find that
things that are TOO tightly strung do not lie well, and the beads rub
on each other. They may also be catching your hair. I like to allow
some degree of looseness, so the necklace drapes better and the beads
are not “attacking” :wink: each other. Some things I do one way, decide
I just don’t like the way they are lying, and re-string them either
in another degree of tightness or using another stringing material.

Good luck!
Beth in SC