Too sloppy and moved over the knots
Restringing is a must when you care about your work.
I just was not pleased with the loose work.
This was a big challenge.
I had to ream out every bead and use a long length folded in half.
This way the tread was so thick that on the end three beads each side I had four thickness going back through to finish knot and tie, gluing the third beads in.
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Pearl knotted and strung on waxed cotton.
My Sister found this strand of cinnabar in an attic of a house in Utah.
The house was a good 100 years old or so at the time.
Perhaps a missionary brought it home.
A mystery to be sure.
She held onto it herself a many a year hoping on day to ware it.