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Creating a Beaded Rim and a Gourgeous Metallic Finish

In this new video you'll discover:

  • How to create different beaded rim looks
  • Why bead size is important
  • How to create gorgeous metallic finishes using pigment powders and ink dyes
  • An easy way to prevent the raw gourd from showing through your beaded rim
  • Helpful tips for preventing your drill from slipping off the gourd
  • How far away from the edge to drill your holes (if you drill too close to the edge you risk cracking the gourd)
  • How to make your holes the exact same distance from each other with one simple step
  • How to protect your color from rubbing off while working on the beaded rim
  • An economical trick for making your beading easier (Mary's bead tray is the secret!)
  • How to start and finish the beading so that no wire shows
  • Why you want to wait until after you bead to finish the inside of your gourd

Items used in this video:

NEW! Get Bottle Tops in a variety of styles: Regular, Slanted, and Flared!

Choose exactly what you need for your next project:

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Each box comes with 6 bottle tops for $34.75

Average 5-8" high. Cleaned inside and sanded flat on the bottom so they stand beautifully straight! Comes in a box of 6 tops--just choose the style you like!

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