Hi all, I am back after a looooong absence, and have been enjoying looking
at all of the beautiful work that you all share!
My 1st question is, how much ease do you allow when making a beaded
bracelet? I want to make some for myself, crystals, bali, etc...and have a
large 7 1/4 inch wrist. How do I figure my finished length taking the toggle
or clasp into mind? Is it just trial and error, or is there some method?
2nd question: I would dearly love to support my local bead store, and still
plan to, but I find that .35 for a 4mm bicone swarovsky seems expensive, and
her prices go up to about 1.15 for a larger round. Anyway, I love the
crystals and would love a cost efficient way to get them. Any
recommendations? I would also like to find the sterling toggle clasps and
bali spacers, bead caps etc...for less too. I have found a plethora of
sites, but am having trouble sorting through the multitudes of items
Thanks in advance, and thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration!
Arleen in GA