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Old 09-08-2003, 08:21 PM   #1
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does any one have advice?

okay, does anyone have suggestions for what to use for backing for beadwork? My friend uses backs of phonebooks....
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I cut out the flat parts of milk jugs. Works good for me.
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Butter tub lids work cool. Depending on where you live at any sewing or fabric shop they sell plain Quilting templates which are made of plastic.:Angel:
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the thick paper sacks ya know the brown colored ones at the grocery stores, those are pretty tuff too...

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I use crazy foam an diaper padding an pringle lids or blank templates whatever suits the piece I am working on .Also card stock works good too.
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bags? never heard of that one before....i have this ad on here asking someone to bead my new outfit but i just might do it myself, so what would be good for a fs outfit? but thanks for all the other suggestions...its my first time beading for myself and i'll try anything
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Don't forget those plastic dividers from binders, they are rigid but soft to cut with scissors or utility knife, specially when you see the piles of binder being tossed. Oh and the make great barrette fillers and better yet book marker that you can shape!!!!!
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Don't forget those plastic dividers from binders, they are rigid but soft to cut with scissors or utility knife, specially when you see the piles of binder being tossed. Oh and the make great barrette fillers and better yet book marker that you can shape!!!!!
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Too thin as a good backing, it also get brittle with age. good thick stuff is easier to shape and doesn't break down as fast. Those dividers that come at the start and end of a binder that take up so little space are perfect, they are black and cut easily with any tool. I actually shape mine and go from there. Piercing through and attaching barrette clips to that surface works great, specially when I do moose hair tuffting.
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