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Needle size for sewing floss design onto construction paper

I've made a bag out of thin, very old construction paper. It's about 5 inches tall, and 2 inches wide. I want to hand-sew a design with floss onto it. The floss is the texture of really tight yarn. I ...
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How can I add my own images to silicone beads?

I would like to make my friends, who own a clothing boutique, some custom silicone wristlets. I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for and would love to add their name or something or the such to an ...
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Are silver lined seed beads appropriate for turkish or mosaic lamps?

I'm planning a mosaic/Turkish lamp class, and currently looking at seed beads for the infill. Something like the image below: A lot of the seed beads I'm finding online are silver lined. I have two ...
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Attach ring shaped bead for use as toggle clasp

I'm making a necklace from ring shaped beads, which have two holes through which the beading wire runs diametrically (similar to these). While all other rings will be filled with other beads, I'd like ...
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What magnification do I need to read an inscription on a gemstone?

I want to get into gemstone collecting. Some gemstones have laser inscriptions on the side from the grading lab that gave the gemstone it's color. What level of magnification would I need to read and ...
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Name of collage or embroidery mixing pearls, sequins and beads

Does anyone know if this type of collage or embroidery mixing different objects like pearls, sequins, beads and bugle beads has a specific name? I found other examples on Google searching pearls, ...
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How to make chewable silicone beads?

I've been searching for an answer for this, and can't seem to find it! I've read a couple other posts about casting silicone, but no answer quite fits what I'm looking to do. I have an autistic child ...
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How to cast beads using DIY casein plastic?

I'm experimenting with DIY casein-based plastics, using powdered milk. There are lots of references to casein plastic originally being used mostly for buttons & beads, but no actual instructions ...
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Creating food-safe silicone beads

I'm looking to create molds for food-safe silicone beads (like the ones babies use for teething). From another question here, I guess I can't use silicone to make silicone beads. Is there another food-...
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How to cast silicone beads? [closed]

I want to make custom, food-grade silicone beads that have a hole down the center for stringing them. When I google molding silicone or any variation on that, all the results are to make silicone ...
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How can I strengthen my melted bead art?

So I build pixel-esque bead arts for people for gifts and such. But when I need to send them places, they sometimes fall apart. Charizard Pixel Bead Art (Example above is not my work. Belongs to ...
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Is there a difference in stability between prestringing and placing a bead?

I am thinking about doing a knitted project with beads. I am wondering if there is a difference in stability between prestringing the beads and placing the beads. I would like for the beads to move as ...
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