Black plastic spacers

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Black plastic spacers

Postby LarryL » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:36 am


I use the clear plastic spacers when making cord rosaries. Does anyone know of a place that sells black (or anything "dark colored") plastic spacers? Larry
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Re: Black plastic spacers

Postby David » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:29 pm


Not sure about where to get the black spacers. Seems like everyone sells the clear ones.

Have a question for you though: The clear OLRM spacers found on this website; do they work well with the #9 bonded cording that OLRM sells?


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Re: Black plastic spacers

Postby Maire » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:09 am

Larry, I'm not sure if this is what you want...
Lewis Co. has some large black spacers that could be used on either side of a Pater bead. It is listed as item #84S700-black as part of a kit: ... tCode=73-T
Not the best navigator, I wasn't able to find a page which shows the spacers separately; maybe their customer service department could help.

I have not used the plastic spacers myself and don't know if anyone makes small-size black ones to go between Ave beads. Sometimes I've used size 6/0 glass seed beads as spacers, but they would be more costly.

A cord knot might be another option:
(see green rosary, second photo)
It would be more time consuming, but might not be so bad once you got going. You could use a blunt tapestry needle (available at a fabric store) to move the knot into position and to pull it tight. You'd need to measure extra cord when you start, to allow for cord that would be consumed by the knots.

Hope someone else may know more to advise you.

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Postby LarryL » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:53 am

If anyone could help, this would be great. Thanks so much! Larry
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