Sunday, June 21, 2009
S.O.S! Earing Distress! What is the Secret?
There is fraying where the thread hangs on the hook. See the bottom picot of the blue earring? I took the hook out and put it on the top picot, when I saw this. I noticed it before on the second pair I made - the black ones. Why does this happen?
Also - please advise:
1) What kind of pliers do you use? Mine have a flat and not needle nose end. They seem too big, but they are for jewelry.
2) Do you use a little ring before the hook? Does that prevent fraying?
I would appreciate all the input you are willing to offer on the logistics of earring-making! I have done my homework and checked online before turning to the Tat-land, but these questions I could not find answers to.
I seem to have been bitten by a strange bug, indeed! I do not wear, let alone own more than a few pieces of jewelery - not my thing at all; it is strange to have an overwhelming desire to make pretty, little, hanging, baubles and want to load them up with tiny beads and crystals....
I find it even odder that this must-do activity craving strikes after midnight!