What tool to put a bead on a picot?

What tool to put a bead on a picot?

This article comes to give my version of a topic that my friend Elsa evoked yesterday: what tool to use to put a bead on a picot?

Jane (and many others) use a thread and a needle.

 

That’s my version of things!

As I have long used crochet hooks thread the beads on the picots. But I abandoned this method for several reasons:

 

      • I only use very small beads, which requires very fine crochet hooks. I unfortunately don’t find such hooks at the haberdashery near me. So you have to order them on the internet.

The hooks wear out a lot this way.. They have a limited life because the tip always ends up breaking. But placing beads on a picot accelerates wear, especially since the hook is fine.

I have broken a significant number of hooks in this way!

poser des perles sur un picot

Ma collection de crochets cassés… et encore j’en ai jeté!

 

  • However, special mention on the hook Clover, I admit that it is stronger than other brands.

poser des perles sur un picot

 

My solution:

  • I fold a nylon thread.

poser des perles sur un picot

 

  • In this way I catch the picot and I thread the bead.
    poser des perles sur un picot poser des perles sur un picot

This procedure may seem more tedious at first, but I quickly got used to prolong the life of my crochet hooks.

And for you what solution?

 

9 comments on “What tool to put a bead on a picot?
  1. Pas bête du tout comme idée. Surtout quand on a pas de crochet assez fin

  2. Elsa says:

    Ah… C’est pas mal non plus ! C’est même une très bonne méthode 🙂 mais je garde mes crochets 😉 lol

  3. Elsa says:

    Au fait, mon crochet de Jean Roux a duré un an tout de mêm 😉

    • LilasLace says:

      Je ne mets pas en doute la qualité des crochets de monsieur Roux, mais c’est tout même dommage… de si beaux crochets!

  4. Michèle says:

    Je ne suis pas très experte mais je mets mes perles comme ca aussi, cela me semble plus facile!!!!!

  5. Marie-stéphane DENELLE-CHESNEAU says:

    J’ai pris un fil métallique qui s’utilise pour faire des bijoux et j’ai plié en deux comme toi, les crochets que j’ai trouvé ne risquent pas de passer dans une perle 😉

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