I don't have any photos to show at the moment, but I've been molding small gumdrops from Sculpey, and attempting to adhere tiny glass beads (the kinds without holes) to them to simulate sugar. However, getting the beads to remain stuck to the gumdrops is a problem. I've sanded the surface of the cured Sculpey to allow adhesives to stick better, but a lot of the beads still fall off.
What's worked the best so far to initially adhere the beads to the gumdrops are tacky glue, and clear nail polish (I'm using what's sitting on my desk, but am willing to purchase better things.) To seal the beads on, clear acrylic varnish works nicely, as does more clear nail polish.
I was wondering if there was a strong spray adhesive I could use, instead, to make things a little easier. Brushing sealer over the beads always causes some of them to fall off, and merely handling the gumdrops loosens a lot of beads before I even get to the sealing stage, even if the first adhesive has had time to fully dry before I touch the gumdrops.
I think I know what you're talking about. My mom, being born in the 60's, has hers from her childhood, and made myself and my siblings ones in a similar style. I can take photos, if you'd like.
From what I recall, there are felt pieces, beads, and sequins sewn onto the red felt backing. On one of the stockings, the felt pieces were cut out with pinking shears. A couple of them have candycanes, and one has a bear, and one has a train, as well as many other shapes.