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Technical Forum => Studio/workspace/setup/equipment => Topic started by: Stacy on May 31, 2007, 04:19:10 AM



Title: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: Stacy on May 31, 2007, 04:19:10 AM
I have just recieved my bead from Les, which is so stunning that I can't bear to leave it in the box. So I was just wondering how you store or display your bead collections?

I was thinking of one of those wall displays with little boxes but even they might be too big for some of the smaller beads.


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: Billie on May 31, 2007, 04:35:20 AM
Oooh, post a picture..!  I have a bead rack from Jim at BlueMoon which sits in my little torching corner :)


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: Les on May 31, 2007, 04:42:26 AM
i have 2 of those racks myself... one stands on top of a chest of draws and the other hangs on the wall just by this computer :)

They're just ace !!!

( glad you like the bead Stacey :)  )

Les xxx


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: *rowanberry* on May 31, 2007, 05:41:49 AM
I'd like some acrylic block and rod stands.... so they can be shown individually and on my dresser in the lounge. I have a Diana East bead that just needs showing off you see!!!!!

Failing that - I may just make some stands out of some old mandrels ( bend a coil around the bottom).


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: Esther on June 03, 2007, 02:46:18 AM
I would loooove to see your bead displays. Would you please be so kind to post pictures?


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: Les on June 03, 2007, 05:07:48 AM
I'd love to find some nice simple stands for showing off the odd focal too... anyone know of anybody ? ? ?


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: handmadeheaven.biz on June 03, 2007, 05:09:14 AM
personally, i like those little spiral stands caroline uses to photograph her beads. they're really sweet!


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: Les on June 03, 2007, 05:20:07 AM
yeh they are, aren't they :)


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: BlueMoon on June 03, 2007, 09:50:07 AM
I would loooove to see your bead displays. Would you please be so kind to post pictures?

Here's the one Les and LittleBee mentioned. (sorry for the self promotion....lol....NOT!

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r64/Bluemoonglass/Beadrack.jpg)


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: Les on June 03, 2007, 10:00:09 AM
i love mine :)


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: Esther on June 03, 2007, 10:56:21 AM
Thank you for posting BlueMoon :)


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: Stacy on June 03, 2007, 12:01:03 PM
Ohhhh - what a fantastic idea!!!! Might have to treat myself to one of those - then of course i would have to fill it!!!!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: Carol on June 03, 2007, 12:42:02 PM
That's exactly what I want Jim, an abacus type frame. There's a bead shop in the Perth area, they have a lot of beads displayed on the same type of thing. I asked if I could buy one, but got quite a snotty response from the assistant, something like "oh, they're not for sale, the owner IMPORTS them". My brain was screaming at me to say "oh yes, just like most of the beads in this shop", but my mouth wouldn't form the words.... :-\
If I could get one in the UK, I'd definitely have one! :)


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: ♥♥Tan♥♥ on June 03, 2007, 01:44:23 PM
You should have screamed at em.......at least muttered I make better stuff than the crap you sell before turning on your heel and runnniiiiinnnggggg ;D


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: Mary on June 03, 2007, 05:37:11 PM
Why is "importing" stuff such a big deal to the shop? Shops do it all the time. It's not like you have to go and fetch it yourself!


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: ♥♥Tan♥♥ on June 04, 2007, 05:52:55 AM
Cracking point Mary....I think it makes them feel important....well something has to!!


Title: Re: Displaying Bead Collection
Post by: *rowanberry* on June 11, 2007, 03:47:51 AM
as for spiral stands, they are easy enough to make out of wire. I've been sending some out with goddess focals.

You can make them out of your old slightly bent 1.16th mandrels too.

They are easy to make, but if people really want I can do a little tut for them?

I've also been thinking of some wooden base & mandrel wire ones as well, if i can get the time to do them.