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    Third-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member lilliefuzzysocks's Avatar
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    DMC does make metallic floss for embrodery and cross stitch. I've seen it in finished pieces, but never have used it. http://www.joann.com/dmc-metallic-em...s/prd2579.html

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    That looks interesting. Similar to Beadalon, a multi-ply stainless steel, gold plated, then coated with nylon. If anyone tries it, please report back. the most drape-able Beadalon is the 49 strand.
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    Very cool Beatriz! I really like the look of the floating blue pearls, but I haven't found a wire yet that I can knot as closely and tightly as powerpro or Beader's Secret. I also really like the look of the gold dots between the white pearls. I thought you were going to post you had used Beader's Secret in the sun color, that might provide the same effect.

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    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
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    I've tried a few metallic threads, but they aren't strong enough to pull on and won't slide into place because they are quite rough. I keep looking, though!
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    I started out beading lots of stone and stone/pearl pieces and I thought k I used every wire under the sun ... plus I could open a fishing store with all the Power Pro on my shelves ! I've knotted 49strand after a crimp and pulled the knot into a bead just to ensure a strong hold ( those ropes of stone beads get heavy) . I did try k toting back a few beads as one would with pearls but the knots were too noticeable.

    I've never used silicone...I'd be interested to try it .

    And a colour question...I e got a strand of mid gold Gold SS Jewelmer pearls that I should knot ...again they have been sitting in a bag for two years and I'd forgotten about them till I stumbled over them while trying to find some other strands .... geeez I need to get organised . What colour beader secret works well with the gold pearls if I want to use something other than white . I used cream on the WSS GSS harvest rope as I preferred it to white ...but I was wondering about a colour . Something that blends a bit ..like the Lilac with the purple pearls . Any suggestions?
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    Well, I'd recommend GOLD. Or maybe BRASS? Love GSS, the Jewelmer ones are so pretty. Please show us when they are finished.
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    Show a photo of the goldens, please! I'm wondering if a mint green thread would work.
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    Cream, Sun, Gold (this looks like the best color), or brass (my second favorite).

    DOH, I should have read Pattye's post up there.

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    Yes, would love to see a photo!
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    I'm ordering thread right now ! Thank you all ..I knew you guys would have great suggestions! I'll get a couple of photos !
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