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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2003 03:18:11 PM »

Ok - I had to go to Joann's today to get some thread - so i picked up some microbeads ...

this is harder than it looks craftster!  little areas of my image kept losing their beads.  I tried to *gently* add some more mod podge to that area and it would get so sticky that the mod podge would turn icky and goey like a ball! AcKKKKKKK what am i doing wrong?  this is my third try today ( the 3rd try -its still drying - crossing my fingers) ..and I got like no work done today doing this project haha! Tongue

but i really like it.  the bits 'n pieces that are coming out look so cool.  My images were a little bigger than a magnet size- now I gotta figure out once I get them looking good - what to do with them?  any ideas anybody..besides a journal or magnet?..

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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2003 09:13:44 PM »

This is a fabulous thread!!  What a great craft - may just have to make myself some magnets this weekend.  Oh, and the jewelry is a great idea!!

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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2003 07:37:49 AM »

I was googling on tips for using these little no-hole beads fand I found these links:


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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2003 02:06:29 PM »

Holy BeJeezers.... I hvae a bowl full of that mini beads thank god there clear.  I am so gonna try this tonight.  Great Idea!!  I have saved them for some stuff.. and now I have an excuse to use them.  Thanks!!
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2003 02:34:17 PM »

Here is a place where you can buy white ink jet printable magnet paper.  I think it would be great as well, to print out custom magnets and add the microbeads...personal pictures, graphics, etc.  

i think i'm going to order some, i'll let you guys know how well it works.


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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2003 08:16:18 PM »

Here is a place where you can buy white ink jet printable magnet paper.  I think it would be great as well, to print out custom magnets and add the microbeads...personal pictures, graphics, etc.  

i think i'm going to order some, i'll let you guys know how well it works.


i had no idea they made such a thing. thats awesome!!

and those magnet things are AMAZING. maybe they will have those beads at wal-mart or something similar??

« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2003 11:34:42 AM »

You can also get the inkjet magnet paper at most computer stores (I bought some at MicroCenter).  I think I've also seen it at office supply places like OfficeMax.

My other favorite inkjet printer specialty paper is temporary tatoo paper.  I just got some last night....at Kmart.  Usually I get it at computer places.  I was surprised to see it in the next to notebooks at Kmart.
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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2003 04:19:45 PM »

They actually make a double sided interfacing specificaly for that product so that you can apply the microbeadz to fabric.It works very well on pre washed cotton but not on much els.
I'll have to see if I can find that info again.
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« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2003 05:47:10 AM »

ok so i went to the craft store & hunted & hunted & HUNTED  Angry for those micro beads... and finally found them with the rubber stamps...   Grin i tried it, and i was having the same problem with the beads sticking... i mean, they came out pretty cool (i used the baseball cards  Smiley) awesome idea... i'm going to keep trying though! hopefully i can get some pictures up tonight... i also made some really cute magnets out of inserts from records, i lightly colored them, i was thinking of selling them, but i feel in love and can't part with them  Cheesy

anywho! thanks for the great idea with the microbeads!

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« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2003 05:41:49 PM »

Looking for glass no hole micro beads - for CHEAP?
Go to WWW.PennyWiseArts.Com!!  We have the lowest prices on the internet and can beat the big craft stores by 50% or more!  We have the clear beads as well as 20 colors, with an online color reference chart!  Need more ideas on what you can do with these fun little beads?  Feel free to visit our Yahoo Group!  We have weekly class projects (and files full of past classes) to inspire you!


Need help solving the adhesive problem?  We reccommend our O'So Sticky Tape line -- it is super strong double stick tape that is perfect for beading anything!

Still having trouble keeping them on your project?  Be careful - if you are "playing" in your beads, you might be transfering lotion or oils to the surface of the beads and this will interfere with their ability to stick!

Still have questions?  Feel free to email me!  


Hope this helps!!

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