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Old 2006-04-29, 8:59pm
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Hi everyone,

I attempted my first clear bead with 2mm AAA CZ's. I was successful putting the CZ's in the bead, no problem, but it ended up with a small crack

Are there any tricks to this?

Thanks very much,
Lynn
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Old 2006-04-29, 10:09pm
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How thick/thin was the glass you encased it with? If it is encased too thinly, it can crack.
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Old 2006-04-30, 9:33am
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You just answered my question....my encasing was too thin...

Thanks very much!!!!! (You are ALL SO helpful and it's just SO nice to you everyone here to help, even with the small, stupid stuff!!!! It's appreciated by us all...especially beginners!!!)

Lynn
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Old 2006-05-01, 12:44am
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I'm glad that I could be of help. If you have any more questions, just ask - there is no "small, stupid stuff." We were all beginners at some point.
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Old 2006-05-01, 8:54pm
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Lyn,

I have been wanting to try that, but wasn't sure about a reputable supplier. Where do you buy your CZs? Have you purchased from that vendor before?
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Old 2006-05-01, 9:54pm
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I actually heard of this place from Kim Mile's website, it's where she buys her CZ's. Here's the link: www.pehnec.com

Kim says she usually buys the 2mm grade A CZ's, but I bought the AAA. I got 500 for $24.00...they're just beautiful, small, but beautiful. I'd like to maybe buy a little larger next time, maybe 3mm, but, if I remember correctly, Kim says that the bead cracks with larger than 3mm....read her CZ tutorial on her website....really easy to do and SOOO pretty!!! I just love the look!!!

Good luck! Lynn
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Old 2006-05-01, 10:36pm
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I took a class from Kim about three years ago. That's when I learned how to use CZs. Kim is a wonderful teacher (and an all aroung fantastic person). I would recommend one of her classes to anyone.
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