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Posted on: 9/4/09 9:10 AM
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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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carlton said... (9/18/09 9:48 AM) Reply
hi reading late you can buy beading mats which I find even better,but yes the napped fabric helps a lot jane
petro said... (9/6/09 5:31 AM) Reply
Great idea!
Maripat said... (9/5/09 7:11 AM) Reply
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.
 
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