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Hama Mini Beads-I can now get them in the U.S.

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:25 pm    Post subject: Hama Mini Beads-I can now get them in the U.S. Reply with quote

GOOD NEW!! Very Happy I can now get single colors of the Hama Mini Beads in the U.S. Bad news Sad ....it will take 2-3 months from ordering for them to arrive from Denmark. Shocked

I wanted to get an idea of how many Spriters out there would be interested in them. I am able to get all 50 of the Hama Bead Colors in the Mini Beads.

I have my choice of 1,000 Mini Bead Bags or 2,000 Mini Bead Bags. I also wanted to know which would be a preference as I have never worked with them before and do not know "how far they go."

Small and Large Square Mini Bead Pegboards are also available as well as the Inspiration Book #5 especially for Mini Beads. Any interest here?

I thank you all for your input and I will do my best to make this Mini Bead thing happen if I have enough interest.

I appreciate your time!!
Michelle
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very excited to hear this! Just a few weeks ago I went to store after store, desperate to find Mini beads but couldn't find anyone who'd ship them here. I finally found someone in Scotland, but it ain't cheap. When I run out of colors, it sure would be nice to buy from the US. :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Mini Beads Reply with quote

Please read my other post (in addition to this post) RE mini beads and some of their distinct advantages.

I have the minis in 48 colors and I love them! I highly recommend getting the Inspiration Book #5, which deals entirely with the mini beads. Although the Hama folks advise you to iron the piece on one side only, I seem to get the best results when I iron pieces LIGHTLY on both sides and then place the finished piece under my PDR or other extremely weighty book until it is completely cooled.

I purchased 1000-count bags from two online companies, one in Scotland and one in the U.K. (please forgive my xenocentered American ignorance if Scotland is actually considered part of the U.K.) but this cost me mega-coin due to shipping costs. So it goes without saying that I will be getting my minis from Michelle (callahan13) from now on. Although you'll have to wait awhile to get your first shipment (like Michelle mentioned, there will be a 2-3 month wait), the delicious anticipation makes the arrival of your shipment all the more intensely special!

If you decide to expand your horizons and "go mini" (I probably do about 30% of my pieces in mini beads and the rest in the regular midis), I recommend getting 1000-count bags to start with, except for the two colors that everyone seems to use the most of: black and white.

While I wouldn't say I'm an expert in using the minis, I have had a decent amount of experience with them and would be happy to answer any questions you may have...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats freaking awesome! I have been wanting to work with the hama mini beads! You can bet I will be ordering some from you just as soon as I have extra cash to spare!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested in the mini beads. I want to make some keychain sized things. Or mini magnets.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AAAAUGH HAMA MINI BEADS I WANT I WANT I WANT!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been wanting to try mini-beads for awhile, but the cost of shipping/weak dollar Sad

When will they be available to order?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:50 am    Post subject: Hama Mini Beads-I can now get them in the U.S. Reply with quote

Hopefully soon.

I placed the order in Mid May and they said it would be 2-3 months because they have to come over on the boat to the States from Denmark.

I will try find out some more definite information this week and then post another reply on the forum.

I will have 48 Mini Bead colors and the Large Square pegboards for sale.

Any questions about them can be thru the forum or to my email address:
gmrcdbaker13@bellsouth.net

Thanks to all.
Michelle
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Callahan13 does have the Hama mini beads available for sale now! They're not listed on Ebay yet, but you can order them by contacting her through email, which is: gmrcdbaker13@bellsouth.net

She would have told you herself, but the forum wasn't working for a while there. She told me through private message. :D
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:28 pm    Post subject: Hama Mini Beads-I can now get them in the U.S. Reply with quote

GOOD NEWS!!

The MINI Beads have arrived!!

They are here and ready to ship. I accidently did not order Neon Blue, so therefore I only have 47 colors:

Here is the pricing:

1000 Mini Beads $1.25
Large Mini Bead Pegboard $4.50 each
Tweezies $1.50 (for 2)

Please contact me thru my email:

gmrcdbaker13@bellsouth.net

I will have to figure shipping based on zipcodes, so please send that in the email also so that I can give you a shipping price.

Thank you!!
Michelle
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet - I may be getting into the mini beads after all. Quick question, the tweezees you mentioned, are they the same size as the regular ones, or are they smaller, made for the mini-beads especially?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:14 pm    Post subject: Hama Mini Beads-I can now get them in the U.S. Reply with quote

These tweezies are actually the Perler EZ Tweezies. I am not aware that there are special tweezies for the Mini Beads.

Thanks for asking!!
Michelle
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Hama Mini Beads-I can now get them in the U.S. Reply with quote

For the record, there are no special tweezies for the mini beads, the regular ones will work perfectly well.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured they would...i just like mini things, so the idea of having tiny tweezees is very appealing to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have any pictures of them or is the color chart the same as Hama's regular selection?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:17 pm    Post subject: Hama Mini Beads-I can now get them in the U.S. Reply with quote

The color selection is the same as for the Hama Midi Beads. There is no:

Teddy Bear Brown
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Glow Red
Glow Blue
and I neglected to order Neon Blue

Thanks
Michelle
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow. I can't believe I let this go for so long.

*kicking self*

So, yeah, about ordering...>.>
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