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Description from Chicky Bear-Tara: Does anyone know how to connect these one hole toggle bars to a necklace? I added the others so I could have 8 items in the pick.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Hmmmmm….!? Good question Tara.
    My suggestion would be to string it on a headpin and create a wrapped loop to attach to the end of your necklace.
    But…..I’ve never done this….so I don’t know.
    I’m curious to hear what other great ideas will come from this! :-D

  2. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    I found out! You are right! I bought some and went to use one and couldn’t figure out how to hook it on. Head pins make the most sense….wish I could have figured it out myself! Thank you for your suggestion!

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I’m with Mary — that’s the only idea I could come up with! These are all so pretty, but I’ve never used one. Be sure to let us know how this turns out, Tara! :D

    BTW, it’s great to see you back here — you’ve been missed! :D

  4. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Thanks Eileen! I’ve missed being on here too! Usually just long enough to shop….still the best beads in all the land! Had to hunt eggs a little bit. I’m working on stuff for the Spring Rain and couldn’t figure out how to get the darn toggle bar on. How is your Cp arm?

  5. Leo Girls
    Leo Girls says:

    Another option that might work, depending on the design of your work, would be to string a crimp bead first than run beading wire up through the hole on the toggle bar, string on a small bead(slightly larger than the hole on the toggle)and then run the beading wire back down through the hole and crimp bead and crimp it on the other side. That might work better than a headpin if you are stringing rather than using chain.

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    My idea is similar, silk thread or hemp through the hole and do a big French knot. Better yet, double the thread/hemp first.

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Ooooh, more great ideas! 8)

    Tara, my right hand/wrist is numb, tingly, and painful all the time now. Looking forward to having the surgery in a few weeks! Hope things are well with you and your family! :D

  8. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Good luck w/ your surgery, Eileen…hubby had this surgery a few years ago and is like a new person! Wishing you all good things and a speedy recovering. Hope you’ll keep us posted.

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, dear friends, for the good wishes! The surgery scheduler is to call me the first of next week, so I hope to have it done sometime in May. I’ll be sure to keep all of you posted! Hugs to all! :D

  10. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    These are clever … I would personally use wire or a jump ring, not beading wire or thread, because those could wear on the edges & break over time. I’d make a wire loop & wrap it below the toggle, but for the bar part a head pin sounds right. I may have to try these!

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    Fenya says:

    I used the toggle in my “Cascading Spring Rain” necklace. I attached a large o-ring and slipped the silk ribbin through it. Works good.

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    Fenya says:

    I meant to say jump ring, not o-ring. My second picture shows it up close.

  13. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Thank you for all the great ideas!

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