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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2007 02:17:00 PM »

I took clicked "this rocks!" You did a great job on this.

« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2007 02:20:48 PM »

...that is fantastic! woww

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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2007 06:59:45 PM »

 WOW Pattie...great to see you here! Great bowling pin!! I remember your great ideas and inspiration on Aleene's you guys I loved it when you were on and love your website. I became HL obsessed!! Finally got one close enough I almost live there.
I did find the adhesive sheets here....


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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2007 07:13:19 PM »

Nice work!  "If it's worth beading, it's worth beading abundantly." Smiley
I bought adhesive sheets recently at Michaels.  Don't expect the employees to know where to find them, though, because they're never where anyone expects them to be (and they may mistake your request for regular double-sided tape).  Look near the embossing supplies.  They carry the same brand you show in one of your photos.  You should also be able to find them at "archive" (i.e., scrapbook) stores, if there are any in your area.

Will your segment go up on the web?  Post a link if it does!

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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2007 11:29:03 AM »

wow! how long did that take. you are super talented!

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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2007 12:52:59 PM »

I have to say, I would never have thought of crafting on a bowling pin--but now that I've seen it, I can't wait to try it!!  I can already see how hubby will roll his eyes... Grin

Nice job!

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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2007 07:25:58 PM »

So I just acquired a very used bowling pin.  Kind has some kinks in it, but I am totally trying this craft.

If anyone would like to try it, I suggest you go to your local bowling alley and ask if they have damaged pins, they usually will give them to you free or for a few dollars (Or, you can always run down the lane, grab one and hide it in your shirt!)

But, did you have to do any kind of prep work before you started beading and stuff?

I want to make like a beaded pirate theme perhaps. And I am just wondering if i should work around the kinks or try to fill them in or something.
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2007 10:38:48 PM »

I painted my bowling pin before beading it.  Krylon has a paint that is just for plastic, and I used it because I knew it would grab hold of the pin.  It took 3 coats.  I let it dry overnight.  Mine wasn't toooo beat up, just a couple of dents in it.  Then I covered it with the adhesive sheets.  I put pics on my blog and a project page on my site so you can see the steps, if that helps.

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There is a pic of some other things like a belt buckle and compact that I beaded on the project page.

I would LOVE to see it when you're done!

Look at my projects at www.pattiewack.com
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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2007 06:03:06 AM »


Thanks so much for the help, I cant wait to get started on this!
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2007 06:14:25 AM »

I did some searching and wound up ordering from this. They have the beads in bulk, the sticky sheets, teflon-coated scissors for cutting through the sticky sheets, and other stuff related to this craft.

Edited to add: I can't actually find the sticky sheets on their site now. Weird. I bought some from them just a few months ago. If you strike out, maybe contact them and ask them where to find the sheets? Or maybe they'll bring them back soon.
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