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« Reply #60 on: December 14, 2003 01:06:19 PM »

I've just been using TACKY GLUE on some really small pieces.  It works really well.  I glued some butterfly images to illustration board then used an exacto knife to cut them out.  I painted the back and edges black then varnished the whole thing.  I then spread a thin layer of TACKY GLUE over the image and sprinkled on the glitter beads.  I Let it sit for a few minutes then carefully tapped off the excess.

this scan doesn't do it justice!



the coverage isn't always perfect, but they all look great nonetheless.  

it looks GREAT! i would of been scared of small things because i tried doing the microbeads-thing to my "turtles-in-love" logo..but i guess the image had too many details..it didnt look good.  Sad  ...ii've been making some other stuff too..i gotta scan some stuff .. tacky glue is just plain ole glue right?...can u tell i dont know my glues well Wink..  

the butterflie is gorgeous!

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« Reply #61 on: December 14, 2003 04:40:06 PM »

oooh yes i've seen that glue..now i know whatcha talkin bout!. thanks beeosh!!
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« Reply #62 on: December 16, 2003 02:27:32 PM »

I think I'm going to have to make a pit stop at the local pizza place right after work! This is going to be the best DIY Secret Santa gift ever!  Thanks!!!
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« Reply #63 on: December 16, 2003 03:13:07 PM »

I combined the admin's technique of gluing a picure onto one of those metal squares, added jumprings, and then added glue and microbeadz.  It's not perfect yet, but I think it has potential!  
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« Reply #64 on: December 16, 2003 03:15:32 PM »

very cool!
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« Reply #65 on: December 16, 2003 03:58:14 PM »

i love this thread! i'm so inspired  Grin

for any uk crafters out there, the beads i bought were called 'accent beads' made by impex creative crafts ltd (http://www.impexcreativecrafts.co.uk/index.html) and they cost just over a quid for a small pack... no idea how much is in the pack as it doesn't say!
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« Reply #66 on: December 17, 2003 10:12:28 AM »

Where is this "Michael's" everyone else seems to know about? Are there any places in Cambridge that I can get these beads and other crafty stuff? (Preferably around Harvard Square, but I'm not picky) THANKS!!!

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« Reply #67 on: December 17, 2003 10:21:59 AM »

Where is this "Michael's" everyone else seems to know about? Are there any places in Cambridge that I can get these beads and other crafty stuff? (Preferably around Harvard Square, but I'm not picky) THANKS!!!

Michael's is a nationwide chain of huge craft stores. I happen to live in the Cambridge, MA area myself so I can tell you that the closest one is in Everett. I think you can somehow get there by bus but I'm not sure which bus.

If your looking for a "general purpose craft store" around Harvard Sq ... you're outta luck. The closest is Playtime on Broadway in Arlington. You can take the Mass Ave bus to get there.

BUT, I happen to know that Paper Source on Mass Ave in Porter Square has Microbeads.

good luck!
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« Reply #68 on: December 17, 2003 01:09:19 PM »

Thanks for the info! I still have a lot of exploring to do here, since I've only been living here for a few months now... someone here at work told me also to check out Pearl Paint in Central? I haven't been in there yet, but I've walked by a bunch of times....
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« Reply #69 on: December 17, 2003 01:27:40 PM »

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someone here at work told me also to check out Pearl Paint in Central?

doh! That's a great place to look. It has lots of fine art supplies but also a general crafts section. I also really like the art store right across the street. They're crafting section is getting bigger every time I go in there.

You might want to check this folder out for more crafty supplies in the area:
http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=34
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