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Title: How much frit?
Post by: anditsinthefish on January 12, 2013, 08:38:26 AM
I am trying to work out some prices and figures for my business plan. I was just wondered if anyone knew on average, how much frit on bead uses when rolled in it? Or how many beads you get out of say a 25g bag? :) Thanks xx


Title: Re: How much frit?
Post by: Helen G on January 12, 2013, 04:01:46 PM
It's a bit like asking how long is a piece of string! Depends on how big the beads are and what look you want to achieve.


Title: Re: How much frit?
Post by: Margram on January 13, 2013, 04:24:31 AM
Easiest way would be to weigh out a gram of frit and see how many average-sized beads you get out of it...then multiply by 25! :)


Title: Re: How much frit?
Post by: SueP on January 14, 2013, 04:22:47 PM
Or if you roll the beads in a "spoonful" of frit put all 25 g in your usual receptacle make a set number of beads then weigh the left over frit to work out how much you have used then divide by number of beads made  ;D


Title: Re: How much frit?
Post by: mizgeorge on January 14, 2013, 06:04:01 PM
And don't forget to allow for all the frit you spill onto the floor, pour into your lap, and muddle up with another blend by accident.....


Title: Re: How much frit?
Post by: Fiona on January 14, 2013, 06:25:52 PM
You could weigh an average size bead and assuming the 5% rule of applying frit to a bead work out how much that weighs. Maybe up it to 10% to allow for spillage, etc.