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Topic: Mini-Memory Collages with Micro Beads and Tut (One collage is in a compact)  (Read 888 times)
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Mary Bell
« on: July 03, 2007 04:09:17 AM »

A few years ago, my MIL gave me some stuff from her MIL. Among the items were an old purse, two hankies, and this compact. I am working on a Grandma's Purse Memory Capsule. This is the first project. The compact. I had planned to simply glue a photo of Grandma inside the purse. However, I am glad I didn't get around to it before I discovered the joys of micro glass beads. Here it is!







This is my the same woman and her husband. This was the hardest one to do simply because I had to slide the tape into the frame and of course, it would stick.


This is is the same woman when she was a child, isn't it gorgeous!



Here is the tutorial: http://americanfiction.suite101.com/article.cfm/minimemory_collages
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2007 04:46:49 AM »

That compact is gorgeous and what a totally cool idea!!
Love it!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2007 09:30:54 AM »

I can't believe how beautiful these look. I've never used micro beads...are they expensive? You did a fabulous job on these.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2007 10:38:40 AM »

*hangs head shamefully* I've never heard of micro beads. all I know is I'm gonna find them, buy them, and use them to copy you  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2007 12:29:38 PM »

What a gorgeous way to showcase a vintage photo.  I've been dying to do something with microbeads and I think something like this will be my first project.  Thanks so much for sharing that great tutorial.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2007 12:56:02 PM »

I am officially addicted to micro beads. They aren't cheap but they aren't terrible - what is more expensive is the double-sided tape. I get the kind that is specifically for using with beads. I always make sure I have a coupon when I buy it.

Oh another thing about the beads...make sure you work with them in a bowl so you can funnel them back into your container. It is amazing how many projects you can do with one small vial of beads.

I am glad you all like it!
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