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callahan13
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:57 pm    Post subject: MINI Bead Sale!! Reply with quote

I am having a Mini Bead Sale!!

In order to get more people to try Mini Beads, I am having a sale!! Many people who have tried the Minis love the challenge and the detail of the final project. If you have tried the Mini Beads, I would love for you to post your experience with them on the forum!!

Here is the sale price:

Starter Kit: 2k each of 47 Hama Mini Bead Colors, 1 Large Linkable Square (for Mini Beads), ironing paper PLUS shipping (International shipments will be more....please email me) = $80

or

2K single color = $1.50 (must be ordered in 2K increments)
1 Large Linkable Mini Bead Square = $3

Please email me if you have any questions or would like to place an order:

gmrcdbaker13@bellsouth.net

Thanks and I hope to hear from you!!
Michelle
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long are they gonna be available for those prices? Cause I would love to experiment with those, but just don't have the money at the momemt.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:42 pm    Post subject: MINI Bead Sale!! Reply with quote

I'm sorry that I did not post this when I wrote the first time.

I will probably have the sale on at least thru Thanksgiving. It will all depend on the response that I get. I would love for more people to try them, so the more the response, then probably the less time that I will have them on sale.

Please let me know if you need any further help.
Michelle
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Order's paid for and being shipped this week.

I cannot WAIT until it gets here- and yes, there'll be pictures of whatever I make, even though I haven't posted anything in "my thread" forever.

I have SO MANY ideas for stuff to do with Minis- jewelry, keychains (if they're mounted on something it ought to work), soap embeds...the list goes on.

Come on, mail!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:20 pm    Post subject: They're here! Hama MINIs review Reply with quote

They got here yesterday. Talk about fast shipping, Michelle. YOU RULE.

Anyway. Perhaps this thread can be stickied for as long as the sale lasts? It's a really freakin' good deal, and I would hate for anyone to miss out on it. If you can't afford all the colors at once, at least pick up a few 2k bags of the basics at the reduced price she's offering. THIS IS WORTH YOUR BOOZE MONEY.

No pictures yet because I want to make a few more things for comparison first, but HOLY CRAP ARE THESE THINGS AMAZING. I cannot emphasize this enough. This is what the craft SHOULD be like for serious hobbyists-y'know, anyone who's obsessed enough to join an online forum about it. >.>

I did not expect them to be so small, even knowing the dimensions beforehand. For reference, they are about the size of glass seed beads, though a little taller. Tweezers are required, unless you're making something really simple and have good dexterity. I could only manage it for the outlines of things- filling them in without touching the beads already in place was too difficult. Touching them knocks them out of place; presumably sneezing or joggling the board would, as well. Still, with a reasonable amount of care, they're no more difficult to work with than the regular size.

I don't wanna think about having to sort through a mess of these things if they get knocked over or come in a mixed bag, though. o.O;; I'm gonna be REALLY careful about keeping them separated.

Potential uses: well, the finished products are roughly a quarter the size of regular Midi or Perler beads and very thin and light, so smaller things like Mario items can feasibly be used for large earrings or other jewelry. I would NOT recommend them as keychains or anything that would see a lot of wear unless they were mounted to something else, though- perhaps epoxy resin would work as glue?

For whatever use, though, be ANAL about fusing your creations completely or else they will have no stability whatsoever. I used my iron at medium temperature and didn't press down too hard, but I did use some pressure because the beads have more of a tendency to stick to the paper and get knocked out of place otherwise. I also did my best to completely fuse both sides once the piece was off the board, though I left visible holes on the back. No problems with the board yet, even though they're the annoying opaque kind which are inclined to warp after much use. Has anyone figured out a solution to that?

My only major issue with this size of fuse bead is that there are NOT ENOUGH COLORS, but that's Hama's problem, rather than anything we have control over. I guess we're all spoiled from having the combined palette of Perler and Hama to work with- any chance we could convince Perler to make mini-beads? >.>

But yeah- has anyone else gotten their orders yet? What do you all think? I'm probably biased because I have always loved working with tiny, detailed media, so anyone who's not like me should probably hear other people's opinions before giving this a shot.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had my mini beads for a while now, but I haven't made anything noteworthy yet. The lack of colors is frustrating; I would love to see Perler start manufacturing mini beads in their colors.

I do have some projects in mind for the mini beads. I plan on doing very large projects in the mini beads, since they're half the size of midi beads and would make the finished piece more manageable, and be thin enough to frame. Things like portraits and screenshots.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, I find them fiddly little things but they're brilliant for doing things for cards and stuff. The only complaint is not being able to tell some colours apart in different light if they are in a mixed bag (I had 3 bags of 7500 beads...they've ended up being thrown together in one box cause I got so frustrated with them)

Brilliant for intricate work though Smile

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