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  • Seed bead "spinny thing" lol

    I'm sure you peeps know what I mean, it's like a spinning pot that you fill with beads and you dip your thread in....

    Just wondering if they really work, or if it's one of those gadgets that gets used once and never again?
    Just threaded a seed bracelet (3mm) by hand, there must be an easier way?! lol
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    I did look into buying one of these, but the beads I use are much too small... I think you have to use size 8 or larger? At least, that's what it said on the one I was looking at...
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    • #3
      no idea but id like to know the answer too!
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      • #4
        I have one and use it with size 11 beads, just don't spin it too fast. I find it a godsend when I am making the flowers, as I just stick the end of my wire in and spend a happy half hour spinning away to fill yards and yards of wire with beads.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Delta View Post
          I have one and use it with size 11 beads, just don't spin it too fast. I find it a godsend when I am making the flowers, as I just stick the end of my wire in and spend a happy half hour spinning away to fill yards and yards of wire with beads.
          Oh - that's handy to know! I usually use 11 - 15 beads... thanks!
          "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
          Click the scales- rep points are for life, not just for Xmas!
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          • #6
            I have been wondering whether or not these work too!
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            • #7
              I just took delivery of one this week - mine's a Beadolon Junior i think - there is a knack to it but I already love mine - and I have used it with tiny beads too. It came with one needle but I bought a spare pack of 2 to go with it. Best tip is remember not too fast - I ended up with beads all over the kitchen. I found this handy - lot of talk at the start but handy to see how to hold the needle into it
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfkeZwFsV-c

              ps she doesnt get it going too well in the video - once you crack it you can pull a good length of beads onto the needle - they just push their way up it
              Last edited by Kiamyka; 01-05-2009, 05:44 PM.
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              • #8
                Hi! I got one and didn't have much success with it. I'm wondering if it's because I didn't have enough beads in the pot. Does it need to be fairly full to work well? Will have a look at that clip!
                Helena xx

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                • #9
                  I didnt even know that these existed! I totally avoid using seed beads because if the length of time it takes to string them!
                  Snowf1975

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                  • #10
                    I bought a bead spinner from Hobby Craft recently, was reduced as they were being discontinued. A great little thing though. I've used size 11's, 6's and 8's so far and found it quite sucessful!

                    Colleen
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