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Old 2017-01-13, 4:39pm
dusty dusty is offline
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I used to make encased floral beads with mixed 96 and 104 COE. For example, I'd layer a little 96 ruby over a 104 ruby gold, then stretch it into a stringer, then use dots of that stringer over white dots to make the standard encased flowers like Corina Tettinger teaches, so it wasn't even a full dot of 96, but a mixture. All but a few survived, and lots of people had posted that it was ok to mix in small quantities, and I was using exceedingly small quantities, so I thought it was fine. I found a box of about 20 beads made with that mixture about 7 years later, and all but one had cracked.

I'll don't think I'd trust 96 mixed with 104, in any quantities, again.

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