That's it! You're a genius! Thank you so much for figuring that out from my lame description. Now that I have you here, what is the difference between ladder stitch and brick stitch? I've seen both names come up in my searches, and they look pretty much the same as far as I can see. Thanks again!
A friend of mine has a flat stretch beaded bracelet--I guess you would call it a band bracelet. It has no clasp and just slips on and is snug on the wrist.
It's made of glass beads in vertical rows running around the wrist. When you stretch the beads apart you can see the elastic cord running in and out of each bead in a crisscross pattern. The beads are small and the bracelet is about an inch wide made up of maybe 5 rows of beads. It's not just seed beads, there are some slightly larger ones in the center row.
Any ideas what this type of bracelet is called so I can do a search for directions?
You can get glue dots (that's what they're called) at Walmart in the basket/floral department. They come in a small, flat box and the company that makes them is Basket Accents. They're the same stuff that sticks credit cards to paper when you get them in the mail.
I don't know if they're really economical--they probably cost more than the magnets themselves--but you wouldn't need a whole dot for each magnet--maybe cut one in half?
Tell me more about the little ziploc bags you found at Walmart if you can. I'm going to be selling the magnets and haven't found a way to package them where the magnets don't flip around and stick to each other.
I don't have any altoid tins, and I don't want to pay a lot for packaging but I want them to look nice. Thanks!
Depending on the fiber content of the ribbon, if you hold the cut end near a candle--not in the flame--but near the flame, it will melt the end perfectly. It works great with flat ribbon that has nylon in it. It might work for you.