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 This is a beaded hanging fall I modeled after one from a friends house.  Click on the image to see a larger picture.  It looks difficult, but isn't really.  Thread 6mm and 8mm beads in a square pattern around a 9" metal loop at the top  The number of loops around the ring MUST be evenly divisable by the number of hangers.  My loop has 20 hangers and 63 square patterns around the loop.  This means a hanger is connected every three square patterns.  The groups of beads are separated by 9 inches.  All but one of the hangers are identical  with two groups of beads and some kind of decorative bottom hanging.  The only difference in the hangers is the length of the string above the first group of beads.  Looking at the hanger from the bottom up, all the hangers are the same!  Make one hanger with three groups of beads separated by 9 inches each. The center hanger is slightly longer and has three groups of beads with a larger hanging decoration on the end.  The string is mono filament fishing line.  Before using it, put the loose lengths of line into hot but not boiling water.  This will take the curl out of it and allow the hangers to hang straight.  Five strings connect to a small 1 inch metal ring at the top to the horizontal ring.  The five strings MUST all be the same length or the ring will not hang level.

 I think I'll make another one this winter, but not identical.

Materials:

1" and 9" Brass ring

260+ 6mm and 8mm round beads

Assorted beads for hangers and ring connectors

Medium Cyanoacrylate (Super) glue

Monofilament fishing line (40 lb test)

The kind and quantity of beads needed will vary depending on the size of your fall.

 

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This is a close-up of one of the bead groups.  It is made of 6mm and 8mm gold round beads and 10mm, 12mm, 18mm, and 25mm hexagonal beads.  BE CREATIVE!  You can replace the round gold beads with a different color to change the impact of the fall and coordinate with the setting.

The order of the beads is:

6mm gold
2 @ 10mm hex beads
6mm gold
2 @ 12mm hex beads
6mm gold bead
2 @ 18mm hex beads
8mm gold bead
2 @ 25mm hex beads
8mm gold bead
2 @ 25mm hex beads
8mm gold bead
2 @ 18mm hex beads
6mm gold bead
2 @ 12mm hex beads
6mm gold bead
2 @ 10mm hex beads
6mm gold bead

 

 

 

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