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Old August 14th 03, 01:09 PM
angela
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Default Purple Beads

I am having terrible luck with purple beads and I'm sure someone here can
tell me why. I bought purple crackle beads at Michael's and the coating
peeled off. Okay, I got them from Michael's so I wasn't exactly shocked.
Then I got two different sizes of purple seed beads from Beadazzled and it
looks more like they faded, but they may have actually peeled too. Then I
got some from Joanne's -- I don't know what they're called but they're the
kind where the color is in the middle (if that makes any sense). I sort of
expected the color to fall apart on me and it did. All of the beads were
used on bracelets and deteriorated after heavy wear (my four-year-old son
wears his bracelet 24 hours a day). Is there such a thing as a purple bead
that keeps its color?

ang.
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Old August 14th 03, 01:50 PM
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There are tons of purple beads that keep their color. What size and kind of
bead are you buying?
KathyH
"angela" wrote in message
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I am having terrible luck with purple beads and I'm sure someone here can
tell me why. I bought purple crackle beads at Michael's and the coating
peeled off. Okay, I got them from Michael's so I wasn't exactly shocked.
Then I got two different sizes of purple seed beads from Beadazzled and it
looks more like they faded, but they may have actually peeled too. Then I
got some from Joanne's -- I don't know what they're called but they're the
kind where the color is in the middle (if that makes any sense). I sort of
expected the color to fall apart on me and it did. All of the beads were
used on bracelets and deteriorated after heavy wear (my four-year-old son
wears his bracelet 24 hours a day). Is there such a thing as a purple bead
that keeps its color?

ang.
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Old August 14th 03, 02:07 PM
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I'm guessing the problem isn't that they are purple, but the kind of beads
you are getting.

(You guessed it

I don't know anything about Beadazzled, but I would strongly suggest not
getting beads from either Michaels or Joanne's. They end up being much more
expensive then anything you buy online and probably more expensive then
anything you would get at a bead store, and everything they sell is junk.
Especially don't buy stringing materials there. It might seem like a good
place to save money, but you will end up very frustrated with problems you
wouldn't have if you had gotten "real" supplies.

marisa2

"angela" wrote in message
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I am having terrible luck with purple beads and I'm sure someone here can
tell me why. I bought purple crackle beads at Michael's and the coating
peeled off. Okay, I got them from Michael's so I wasn't exactly shocked.
Then I got two different sizes of purple seed beads from Beadazzled and it
looks more like they faded, but they may have actually peeled too. Then I
got some from Joanne's -- I don't know what they're called but they're the
kind where the color is in the middle (if that makes any sense). I sort of
expected the color to fall apart on me and it did. All of the beads were
used on bracelets and deteriorated after heavy wear (my four-year-old son
wears his bracelet 24 hours a day). Is there such a thing as a purple bead
that keeps its color?

ang.
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Old August 14th 03, 04:46 PM
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I had some crackle beads that had a coating for the color, which I was able
to peel off. They were inexpensive beads from China. I also have some
faceted Czech beads in an amethyst color that are just wonderful, and the
color is fine.

I think if you avoid glass from China and India entirely you will have a
better chance of getting quality beads. I don't shop at Michaels; I do have
a craft/art supply store near here (Pearl art supplies) which stocks some
crap, but also some things that aren't crap. You just have to be careful
about what you buy. I've been learning as I go along. Price in this case
is usually a good indicator of real value.

Laura


"angela" wrote in message
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I am having terrible luck with purple beads and I'm sure someone here can
tell me why. I bought purple crackle beads at Michael's and the coating
peeled off. Okay, I got them from Michael's so I wasn't exactly shocked.
Then I got two different sizes of purple seed beads from Beadazzled and it
looks more like they faded, but they may have actually peeled too. Then I
got some from Joanne's -- I don't know what they're called but they're the
kind where the color is in the middle (if that makes any sense). I sort of
expected the color to fall apart on me and it did. All of the beads were
used on bracelets and deteriorated after heavy wear (my four-year-old son
wears his bracelet 24 hours a day). Is there such a thing as a purple bead
that keeps its color?

ang.
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http://thehalsteds.com/angelfish




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Old August 15th 03, 12:11 AM
Deirdre S.
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I have several shades of purple from Toho beads (Japanese seed beads)
that I've used a lot. So far, no fading, peeling or color loss.

If you don't have local sources, here's a couple of links:

http://www.bobbybead.com/toho.htm

http://members.tripod.com/~cbbeads/index.htm

The first vendor will sell in bulk quantities at a big savings, if you
know what you want.

The second one has some 'starter' samplers, one of which includes
whole range of purples from more than one Japanese brand, not just
Toho. I think the site uses a letter-code to identify the brand, and
they have more Miyuki colors than Toho colors.

General Bead also has a good representation of Toho beads, but I
haven't checked their purples selection lately.

My favorite Toho purple is Color #928, Purple-lined Light Amethyst,
which is fairly intensely purple. But there are several other shades
as well.

The color chart on the Bobby Bead site takes a while to load on
dial-up, but is worth the wait. If your monitor is fairly color-true,
you can trust what you see about as well as anything you can't see
'live' and in daylight.

Good luck. Purples are notoriously hard to make in glass, so there is
a reason why you are having this problem.

Deirdre

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 08:09:28 -0400, "angela"
wrote:

I am having terrible luck with purple beads and I'm sure someone here can
tell me why. I bought purple crackle beads at Michael's and the coating
peeled off. Okay, I got them from Michael's so I wasn't exactly shocked.
Then I got two different sizes of purple seed beads from Beadazzled and it
looks more like they faded, but they may have actually peeled too. Then I
got some from Joanne's -- I don't know what they're called but they're the
kind where the color is in the middle (if that makes any sense). I sort of
expected the color to fall apart on me and it did. All of the beads were
used on bracelets and deteriorated after heavy wear (my four-year-old son
wears his bracelet 24 hours a day). Is there such a thing as a purple bead
that keeps its color?

ang.
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http://thehalsteds.com/angelfish


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Old August 15th 03, 12:34 AM
Deirdre S.
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This is a Truth.

Once you have identified specific things that have the quality you
need, you can begin to save by buying those you use a lot ... in
quantity. That is a way to get savings that isn't illusory or
seductive, but genuine.

But at the start, while you sample things, be prepared to spend more
than you will once you have identified those you -can- buy in bulk.


Deirdre

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 11:46:58 -0400, "laura"
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Price in this case
is usually a good indicator of real value.


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Old August 15th 03, 02:19 AM
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Laura,

Just out of curiousity, what town are you in?

I ask because there is a Pearl Art Supplies near me also, and they carry
Blue Moon beads which are pretty decent.

Linda2



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Old August 15th 03, 03:42 AM
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Laura,

Just out of curiousity, what town are you in?

I ask because there is a Pearl Art Supplies near me also, and they carry
Blue Moon beads which are pretty decent.


Philadelphia. Yeah, I like some of the Blue Moon beads

Laura


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Old August 15th 03, 05:37 PM
Deirdre S.
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It is possible to 'seal' the colored surface of some beads by putting
them in a plastic bag, spraying Clear Gloss Krylon acrylic sealer into
the bag and shaking them up. Just be careful not to saturate them, or
they'll all stick together. Shake from time to time until they dry to
prevent that.

I've used that for galvanized metallic-surfaced beads, where the
surface tends to flake off without such treatment, with some success.
But I suspect this only slows down the process rather than eliminating
surface-wear altogether.

At least the Charlene's sampler will let you 'road test' some purples
and see how they hold up in daily use.

Deirdre

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 21:45:16 -0400, "angela"
wrote:

You mean when I say "purple beads" you all can't just read my mind and know
exactly what I'm talking about??? LOL. Sorry to be so vague. The crackle
beads, as I said, are from Michael's and I didn't expect much from them to
begin with. (I spent a couple hundred dollars at Michael's during my first
week of this Bead Extravaganza I've gotten myself into! I think I've
graduated from there though....)

I got two different sizes of seed beads from Beadazzled (6o and 11o). Both
are Czech glass and I just now went to look again at the labels and guess
what it says: "purple dyed." Hmmmm. The last batch of purple beads I bought
are the ones with the color on the inside. I misspoke about where I got them
though -- not from Joann's, but from Jane's Fiber and Beads. (I always want
to call Jane "Joann" -- I'm sure she wouldn't appreciate that one bit.)
Anyway. The inventory list I got from her says these purple beads are
Japanese and even though some of her beads are marked with an asterisk
meaning they are "not permanent," these are not so marked.

The ones I got from Jane's I used in my four-year-old's bracelet that he
wears every single day. I bought them August 2 and they are faded already. I
used both of the batches I got from Beadazzled in my sister's birthday
bracelets (remember these?
http://thehalsteds.com/angelfish/sbrace/0011sb.jpg) -- her birthday was July
30 and when I saw her yesterday, they were faded. I think she has worn them
a lot between then and now, but still -- it's only been two weeks!

I think I might try the purple "beginner's kit" from Charlene's Beads
(mentioned here by someone else) and see how they hold up. All other advice
is also welcome and appreciated! Thanks!
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"Christina Peterson" wrote ...
I'm not sure what you mean about the different beads.

Those crackle beads have a bad reputation. And personally, they remind me
so much of the cheap plastic ones they used to make for kids They don't
appeal to me. Because of that and the fact that they ARE cracked, I have
have always avoided them.

The ones from Bedazzled. What materials are they, what finishes do they
have, and in how long a period did they fade?

The ones with the color in the middle from Joann's. Those colors inside

are
usually paint and don't last, especially if they get wet. (Like when I
leave my necklace on in the shower).

I believe some colors of pink, purple and red require some gold to have a
brilliant color that doesn't fade, so those beads are more expensive than
other colors.

Tell us more about what you're looking for.

"angela" wrote ...
I am having terrible luck with purple beads and I'm sure someone here

can
tell me why. I bought purple crackle beads at Michael's and the coating
peeled off. Okay, I got them from Michael's so I wasn't exactly shocked.
Then I got two different sizes of purple seed beads from Beadazzled and

it
looks more like they faded, but they may have actually peeled too. Then

I
got some from Joanne's -- I don't know what they're called but they're

the
kind where the color is in the middle (if that makes any sense). I sort

of
expected the color to fall apart on me and it did. All of the beads were
used on bracelets and deteriorated after heavy wear (my four-year-old

son
wears his bracelet 24 hours a day). Is there such a thing as a purple

bead
that keeps its color?



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Old August 15th 03, 08:04 PM
Deirdre S.
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LOL. True...

Deirdre

On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 17:52:33 GMT, "Christina Peterson"
wrote:

and then we think we never have problems with the beads
we buy, but only because we eliminate some kinds of beads.


 




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