I had purchased some 6/0 seed beads in a 4 color variety package. They were metallic gold, metallic maroon-ish, frosted green, and frosted maroon-ish. Since there were only 4 colors, I wanted to try to do a necklace in a 4-color pattern repetition (rather than my standard 6-color). The thread shows through a tiny bit more, but I chose a very muted color for the thread. It blended pretty well. The final product was a bit thinner than the other ones, and therefore, lighter. I don't know that I would do 4-color every single time, but I like how it worked for these beads!
Now, I'm looking for some help.
My friend has been threading zillions of tiny (11/0) seed beads for quite some time. She decided she would finish threading and start crocheting her necklace with me on Friday afternoon.
The beads are absolutely gorgeous: metallic blue-ish. Amazing!
...that is, until the color started rubbing off on her fingers as she crocheted. It just makes me sick to think about it. We keep hoping that as more length is finished, it won't happen as much, but I can't help but be concerned that it could just as easily rub off on her neck while she's wearing it!
Has anyone ever had this happen before?
We thought of "sealing" in the color with a clear spray paint of some sort. Would that work? Any advice out there? It's just WAY too disheartening to spend SO much time threading (and rethreading when they take kamikaze dives off the kitchen table...) and crocheting for it to come off like this. Could she even spray "seal" them before she continues to crochet? Or would that mess with the thread flexibility too much?
Thanks for any advice you can offer.