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Is anyone working on new designs?

by Linda @, Saturday, January 25, 2014, 18:10

Is anyone working on new designs for 3D animals?

Are there any books in English for 3D animals?

I've been working on a few designs of my own, but finding the right type of bead is hard. I like the 6/0 Toho beads, but they don't come in a lot of colors. The round faceted beads give a more consistent size and shape, but the hole are quite small. So, does anyone have any suggestion on the best brand/type of beads to use. I"m sort of partial to the 4mm size range. They're just easier to work with.


Is anyone working on new designs?

by cindyD, Saturday, January 25, 2014, 21:38 @ Linda

go to http://www.firemountaingems.com/search/?Keywords=4mm+druk and you will find a lot of colors for these 4mm beads. If you would like a different type, just do a search of their web site. they are a great company. Read what the mean by " assortability to save money.



Is anyone working on new designs?

by Linda @, Friday, January 31, 2014, 12:06 @ cindyD

I'll be checking out Fire Mountain Gems.

I've been basically buying on Ebay and getting my beads from China. If I can get ones I like from Fire Mountain Gems, I won't have to wait as long to start a new project. :)


Is anyone working on new designs?

by Vanessa @, Thursday, March 20, 2014, 14:01 @ Linda

Hi Linda.

I also buy my beads on eBay. With Love Crafts, is auctioning their beads, as she is having a retirement sale. She stocks " Matsuno Beads ". They are also Japanese made beads, like Toho and Delica. I am very impressed with them, plus they also have large holes, so you can pass the thread through, a number of times.

The other beads to try, are by Preciosa, they are a lot cheaper and also have decent size holes.


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