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JonB

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What do you call
« on: June 10, 2014, 05:16:03 PM »
those metal bead ends that are internal rather than external? They fit flush with the outside of the bead and have a central hole in them, I've seen them on tube beads and round beads, usually fairly small ones. I can't seem to locate any amongst searches for 'bead ends' etc.
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Re: What do you call
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 11:16:36 PM »
Do you mean the linings for big hole beads?

If so I have some at ejr beads. Impossible to post a link on my phone but search the store for eyelets and they will show up
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Re: What do you call
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 04:42:40 PM »
I'll have a look. I assumed they were two end things on each bead, but they might be a sort of tube that you wrap clay round i suppose.

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Re: What do you call
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 04:44:18 PM »
Eyelets or grommits! Thanks, I shall peruse further ;-)

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Re: What do you call
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2014, 10:36:16 PM »
I'll have a look. I assumed they were two end things on each bead, but they might be a sort of tube that you wrap clay round i suppose.

They can be both

Lampworks making good quality glass big hole beads will often line them with metal tubing, using traditional jewellery making techniques to tap the ends of the tube and flare them. I guess you could do the same with a polymer bead if you're careful. I have done it with my glass beads but never tried with polyclay

Alternatively, you can buy eyelets and glue them into place. The cheaper lampwork glass beads are often made that way. And those so called "designer" charm bracelets that cost a fortune and have such low quality beads - they have glued in eyelets

I believe that Sculpey did produce some tubes that you can indeed wrap the clay around. I don't recall seeing them available to us here in the UK to distribute, so that might mean they were not compliant with EU nickel laws

Lots of options anyway and good google terms would be eyelets, grommets, bead cores, bead linings, lined beads, bead cores, cored beads etc.

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Re: What do you call
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2014, 11:03:24 PM »
Yes, Sculpey does do them - they generously sent some samples to the Anglian Polymer Clay Guild so we could try them out  :)

I don't think they look any different to normal eyelets, though maybe they were a nicer silver colour than some of the stationery ones - in fact they look just like the ones you sell  8)
« Last Edit: June 12, 2014, 11:06:18 PM by Carrie »

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Re: What do you call
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2014, 01:38:26 PM »
I thought you were gonna tell a joke!   ;D

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Re: What do you call
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2014, 07:07:02 PM »
@Emma,
Where is the 'search' on your EJRBeads site Emma?  I didn't think there was one and I so wanted one.

@Carrie,
what is the Anglian Polymer Clay Guild?
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Re: What do you call
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2014, 07:48:39 PM »
The Guild was started by Sue Heaser, Fran, and meets every other month in Wortham, near Diss.  It takes me an hour from just north of lpswich.
Usually a member or two will give demos - many of the members are beginners but there are several experienced clayers  :)

The search feature is at the top right, just under the bit about kittens ;D

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Re: What do you call
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2014, 08:19:55 AM »
The Guild was started by Sue Heaser, Fran, and meets every other month in Wortham, near Diss.  It takes me an hour from just north of lpswich.
Usually a member or two will give demos - many of the members are beginners but there are several experienced clayers  :)

The search feature is at the top right, just under the bit about kittens ;D

Sue Heaser?  Oh fascinating!  I've got 3 of her books out of the library!  I thought I'd heard that name somewhere, does she still attend those meetings?

Can I join?

How much is it?


Oh the search... I meant on the shop part of the site.
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Re: What do you call
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2014, 09:49:04 AM »
Fran, the search function is there on my shop

Scroll down the main page, it is at the bottom of the menu on the left hand side of the page. You'll find a white box to type your search into. There is also a link to an advanced search if you need to specify a bit more

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Re: What do you call
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2014, 10:42:00 AM »
Fran, the search function is there on my shop

Scroll down the main page, it is at the bottom of the menu on the left hand side of the page. You'll find a white box to type your search into. There is also a link to an advanced search if you need to specify a bit more

Emma

Is there?  Oh brilliant, thanks.  Thought there must be one somewhere... I'm just blind I guess.
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Re: What do you call
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2014, 03:22:37 PM »
Hi Fran - here's the link- http://www.anglianpcg.co.uk/events.html

It's only 4 inc tea/coffee etc.     It's a long way for you though.
Sue doesn't come very often due to other commitments, mainly polyclay related!

After any demo we either try out what's been demo'd or get on with our own work in progress....l almost always end up fiddling around for some reason ::)  Next one's on 21st Sept.

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Re: What do you call
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2014, 07:50:42 PM »
Hi Fran - here's the link- http://www.anglianpcg.co.uk/events.html

It's only 4 inc tea/coffee etc.     It's a long way for you though.
Sue doesn't come very often due to other commitments, mainly polyclay related!

After any demo we either try out what's been demo'd or get on with our own work in progress....l almost always end up fiddling around for some reason ::)  Next one's on 21st Sept.

Well according to the RAC that's only 1hour and 4 mins away.  Unfortunately we are going on holiday on the 20th of September - our first for many years.
So it would have to be the 23rd November instead - if I can join.
Thanks for the link.
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Re: What do you call
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2014, 08:14:34 PM »
Anyone can join  :)