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Posted on: 9/4/09 9:10 AM
I've worked in bridal shops and one thing I picked up was that a piece of soft, napped material on the workbench will hold the beads, make them easier to see, and it's easier to pick out with a needle the exact bead you need.. My colleague went one better.

Ann-Marie took a plastic lid and glued velvet to the inside. the rim keeps the beads corralled, and the flat center improves visibility. Any leftover beads can be poured into a plastic baggie or jar, as the lid will flex enough to make a sort of spout.
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Maripat said...
I'm just starting to bead a wedding gown. Thanks for this lifesaver. I have removed beads form a recycled gown and have a whole bowl full. I was wondering how I'd sort them.
9/5/09 7:11 AM
petro said...
Great idea!
9/6/09 5:31 AM
carlton said...
hi reading late you can buy beading mats which I find even better,but yes the napped fabric helps a lot jane
9/18/09 9:48 AM

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