Metal Beads

Usually the original vinyl body is replaced with a soft stuffed and weighted body. What do you use in your bodies?

Metal Beads

Postby JulieBell » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:01 pm

Has anyone tried the metal beads for weighting. They are 2mm in size and do not rust? They seem to be cheaper and because of the weight you wouldn't need to put as many in. I believe they are used in miniature bears.

Just wondered if there any good in a reborn????

Ta very much
x
Image
User avatar
JulieBell
Expert
Expert
 
Posts: 1086
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:20 pm
Location: Greater Manchester - Wigan

Postby maZ » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:04 pm

never heard of them jules but no doubt some1 will have xx
maZ
Super Elite
Super Elite
 
Posts: 4198
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:06 pm

Postby JulieBell » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:10 pm

Thanks Maz
Image
User avatar
JulieBell
Expert
Expert
 
Posts: 1086
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:20 pm
Location: Greater Manchester - Wigan

Postby eeyore's smile » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:26 pm

I haven't used as of yet but will be ordering some from peacock fibres when i use my fillings up :D
Sam x
eeyore's smile
Expert
Expert
 
Posts: 2461
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:20 pm
Location: lancashire

Postby maZ » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:30 pm

YOU WILL HAVE TO LET US KNOW WHAT THEY ARE LIKE SAM SOUND INTERESTING THO XX
maZ
Super Elite
Super Elite
 
Posts: 4198
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:06 pm

Postby eeyore's smile » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:40 pm

Will do but could be a while as i ordered in bulk last time to keep costs down :lol:
Sam x
eeyore's smile
Expert
Expert
 
Posts: 2461
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:20 pm
Location: lancashire

Postby JulieBell » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:50 pm

Peacocks is where I have seen them Sam, the 4KG packs are quite good prices

xx
Image
User avatar
JulieBell
Expert
Expert
 
Posts: 1086
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:20 pm
Location: Greater Manchester - Wigan

Postby eeyore's smile » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:52 pm

They give great customer service also :wink:
Sam x
eeyore's smile
Expert
Expert
 
Posts: 2461
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:20 pm
Location: lancashire

Postby babs » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:25 am

Babs x
Image
Image
User avatar
babs
Super Elite
Super Elite
 
Posts: 4968
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:26 pm
Location: South Yorkshire

Postby babs » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:26 am

Whoops don't know what happened there. I would like to hear more about these metal beads, are they the same as the shot?
Babs x
Image
Image
User avatar
babs
Super Elite
Super Elite
 
Posts: 4968
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:26 pm
Location: South Yorkshire

Postby cornishpixie » Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:21 am

They are great - if you use them instead of the glass beads you can use mostly polyfil fibre in the limbs and so they are nice and squishy but with the same weight.
Pixie Kissed Babies
http://www.pixiekissedbabies.com - news of my latest baby on my website.
Image
cornishpixie
Active
Active
 
Posts: 224
Joined: Thu May 15, 2008 2:23 pm
Location: Cornwall

Postby JulieBell » Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:02 am

Sorry babs it is steel shot, its me who is rubbish with words, metal beads... what am I like :oops: , the steel shot is on the peacocks website and is cheaper than some of the other products.

xx
Image
User avatar
JulieBell
Expert
Expert
 
Posts: 1086
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:20 pm
Location: Greater Manchester - Wigan

Postby JulieBell » Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:11 am

Thanks Ella, gonna give these a try.
xx
Image
User avatar
JulieBell
Expert
Expert
 
Posts: 1086
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:20 pm
Location: Greater Manchester - Wigan

Re: Metal Beads

Postby brig » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:50 am

Hi ladies:))) Has anyone tried the tiny ball bearings just wondering if these would be ok to use:)))
User avatar
brig
Apprentice
Apprentice
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:55 pm

Re: Metal Beads

Postby Michelle » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:51 pm

I was looking at them yesterday as I need to top up my glass beads too. The steel shot ones sound good and at £22 for 10kg it only £2 cheaper than the 5kg I was going to get from Tinks (it also means that I can get another kit instead) :lol: It says they are 2mm in size so that makes them half the size of my spacer beads so they are roughly the size of the poly pellets, if thats of any help to anyone. :wink:
Image
Michelle
Expert
Expert
 
Posts: 1178
Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:53 am
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Next

Return to Body Construction.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron