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How do you make tropical beaded curtains?

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Making a beaded curtain involves attaching lengths of nylon to a rod, threading beads onto the nylon in a pattern, then tying off the nylon and installing the rod in the desired doorway or window. Before starting to assemble the curtain, plan which doorway or window you will hang the curtain from. Measure the width and cut or adjust your rod to be a little wider than the space. The extra width will help to keep insects out.

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Once you have a properly sized rod, temporarily position it above the doorway or window. Measure the distance from the rod to the floor. Cut your nylon to the appropriate length, adding around 12 inches to account for knotting and hanging the nylon. Take down the rod, attach hooks to the bottom of it and tie each strand of nylon. Thread a crimping bead onto each thread, and position the pieces so they are parallel with each other and right below the knots on the hooks.

Begin threading the beads onto the nylon in a pattern. You can do this with a premade tropical pattern, but it is also possible to create original designs.

Once each string is beaded, tie it securely to keep the beads in place. Hang the rod back up in the doorway or window.

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