Wowzas! Hello to all my new followers! I’m excited to see that people actually find what I’m doing interesting :D
I was thinkin’ maybe, and that’s a fairly big maybe, if I can figure it out well enough, I might do a giveaway at 100 followers? As it seems to be fast approaching! I mean I’ve gotta figure out how to get it all set up so all is fair and so forth. And of course I’m thinking the prize would be some sort of bead sprite. But first I’d like to know how many people would be interested if I did manage to get one set up?
Question mark for answers?
Michaels is awful, well for beads at least. They charge almost $5 for a bag of 1000, and like you said they are seriously lacking in their color selection.
However I’ve already answer this question, but I’m happy to link to that answer. It’s here! I’m going to expand on that one a bit though, cause I’ve recently ordered some of them Artkal beads that people have been talking about. You can get them from callahan13 on eBay, but I ordered mine from Aliexpress. Specifically this listing, which is a lot of 77 Bags of 500 for about $107 CAD (It’s $99.99 USD). They also have a lot of 77 bags of 1000 for about $185 CAD. I think that if you don’t want 77 bags, (it’s supposed to be one of each color, but I picked 60 colors and doubled up 17 of them.) it might be better to order from callahan13, it’s just the shipping is expensive from her. Understandably so, it’s just I want to order from the most cost effective place for myself.
As for storage, I use a small parts organizer from Canadian Tire with labels made for each color. I don’t know if you’re near a Canadian Tire, but it’s just a Mastercraft 60 drawer organizer that fits pretty much exactly 1000 beads in each drawer. I actually have 2 now, because of those Artkal beads. You can see my setup here! I’ve seen people use jars, like you could probably find some at the dollar store or something. I’ve also heard of using baggies. It’s really up to you! My spare bags of beads are also just shoved into one of the boxes another shipment came in. Cause I have like 75 bags of unopened beads, and they just wont all fit in my drawers!
Hope that answers your question and helps you out some!
Happy beading :D
HEY. Any folks out there that are fuse bead artists or post a lotta fuse bead junk you should reblog this so I can find you :3
Cause my tumblr dash is seriously lacking in the bead department.
A new shipment of beads is on the way! 45 bags of 1000 Perler beads, and 77 bags of 500 of them newfangled Artkal beads! Cause I want MOAR COLORS. :3
Well. I didn’t find any pastel lavender at Michael’s. But I did remember that my Grandma bought me a bead tray from the states and it had some in it! So I had enough to finish the 2nd part of the 1st section chunk thing of my massive project. But not the 3rd tiny piece I need to finish the 1st section. I’m hoping I can alter the design to make it use 12 less pastel lavender beads and finish it. If not, it’ll be a while before I post the preview of it.
Probably. I might cave and post the unfished section.
Dangit! I ran out of Pastel Lavender…
I really hope Michael’s has some. Cause I really don’t want to have to wait 2 weeks to continue. :(
So I’m looking to make more ‘popular’ items to sell in my store, and hopefully I can make enough to sell at an event or something next year.
Anyways my question to you, my lovely followers, is what would you like to see and/or want to buy? I’m open to any suggestions. I can pretty much do anything, as long as it’s not too massive, and I’ve got the colors for it! (Which, once I find out what I need, with be a lot more then just the Perler colors. Soon!)
So what do you want to see?