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19:25 Feb 15, 2006
English to English translations [PRO] Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / bead jewellery
English term or phrase:"spinning top" beads
I have a rather disjointed text to translate on bead jewellery. Its one of those kits you buy where you get a few beads, some thread and some instructions and you can make your own rings, necklaces etc... I have very few pictures to guide me, and I am lost some of the types of beads described.
The french phrase is "perle toupie". A Toupie is a child´s toy, a spinning top/whirligig.
I imagine therefore that the beads are in the same shape as a spinning top.
I don´t know however if there is a specific name for this type of bead in English, or whether there is a nice neat way of describing it.
I´m hoping there is a bead enthusiast out there who can help!