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Topic: Beads without holes and half punched holes  (Read 1886 times)
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« on: February 06, 2004 08:44:07 PM »

I have some beads, quite a bit, that have no holes or only have a hole punched 1/2 way through them. I don't really have any ideas other than gluing them on things and I hoped you would have some ideas.
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2004 09:07:42 PM »

what kind of beads are we talkin' here?
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2004 06:17:13 PM »

If you make candles, you could put them in the botton for a bit of sparkel if they won't melt that is.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2004 06:46:07 PM »

It wouldn't matter too much, actually, if they would melt.  You can put them around the outside only, or make a base of about an inch that is solid wax with beads, and put the wick in on top of that, so the fire would never extend down that far.  Also depends on what kind ofwax you're using.  

Depending on what type of material the beads are made of, you can drill them out.  If they are wood or plastic, or even some types of stone, you can safely use a dremel or similar tool to finish drilling out the holes.  I once had to re-drill a whole strand-worth of real pearl beads that way.  Glass and most stones you probably shouldn't tackle unless you have special bits and special skills.

You could make some tacky/spiffy dishes by using one of those clear plastic cups or bowls that you can insert stuff into the outside edges.

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2004 04:01:45 PM »

Thanks so much for the ideas. They are glass and some type of stone. I bought a container full of beads of a garage sale for cheap a couple of years ago and have'nt had a clue what to do with these.
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