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Old 10-23-2018, 02:01 PM   #5
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I've had the pleasure of a few close up looks at Ms Holy Bear's work. She uses tiny antique beads - 16/0, 18/0, 20/0, 22/0 - for some of her dolls.

Those are hard to get and require lots of culling, because they can be quite irregular. I have a few kilos of the real antiques I use for fan handles. You throw a lot of beads away because they're lopsided or super thin. I have some 18/0 steel cuts that are thread manglers. Every 20th or so bead has a razor sharp burr that slices away.
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