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English translation: bicone beads

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French term or phrase:perles toupies
English translation:bicone beads
Entered by: Wendy Cummings
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19:19 Feb 15, 2006
French to English translations [PRO]
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / bead jewellery
French term or phrase: perles toupies
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 on a couple of phrases. I wonder whether anyone could assist!

Perles de Toupie

Toupie being spinning top/whirligig/children´s toy. I can see very clearly in my head the shape of this item, and I imagine the beads are of this shape - but cannot think of how to describe it nearly.

Are there any bead enthusiasts out there who may be able to help! (I may ask this question in the english-english section too)

Thanks!
Wendy Cummings
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:39
bicone beads
Explanation:
http://www.jansjewels.com/other/bfbic-1.html

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Note added at 20 mins (2006-02-15 19:39:49 GMT)
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perles swarovski
La toupie ou bicone est une forme particulière de perle qui est largement utilisée
dans la confection de bijoux. La forme de double-cône réunis par la base ...
perso.wanadoo.fr/arsty/produits/swarovski.htm
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Dr Sue Levy
Local time: 21:39
Grading comment
Thank you everyone. It should have been "perles toupies" - typo on my part, sorry.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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perles à toupies
bicone beads


Explanation:
http://www.jansjewels.com/other/bfbic-1.html

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Note added at 20 mins (2006-02-15 19:39:49 GMT)
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perles swarovski
La toupie ou bicone est une forme particulière de perle qui est largement utilisée
dans la confection de bijoux. La forme de double-cône réunis par la base ...
perso.wanadoo.fr/arsty/produits/swarovski.htm

Dr Sue Levy
Local time: 21:39
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Grading comment
Thank you everyone. It should have been "perles toupies" - typo on my part, sorry.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sara Noss: http://www.beadworks.co.uk/Catalog/Catalog.aspx?sid=29. See section e. :)
12 mins
  -> thanks!

agree  Heather Socie
1 hr
  -> thanks!

agree  ludostef: Absolutely, though it should be "perle toupie" and not "de toupie" which sounds really strange
11 hrs
  -> thanks - yes, I've never seen "perles de/à toupie"
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Feb 16, 2006 - Changes made by Gayle Wallimann:
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