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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:

Regular Bottle Top Slanted Bottle Top Flared Bottle Top
Straight Cut Angled Cut Flared Cut

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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Gourd Ink Dyes
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Gourd Ink Dyes
Semi-transparent, fade resistent, steak-free alternative to leather dye!
Protecting Wax
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Protecting Wax
Box of 6 Mini Vases
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Box of  6 Mini Vases
Box of 6 Mini Gourd Vases, Pre-Cut, Cleaned and Ready to Craft!
Paint Brush Set Value Pack Gold Taklon
Paint Brush Set Value Pack Gold Taklon
Your Price: $9.99
Paint Brush Set Value Pack Gold Taklon
Paint Brush Set Value Pack Gold Taklon
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Mini Scoop 10pk
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Mini Scoop 10pk
Mini Scoop 10pk
Power Gourd Crafting Tool Kit
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Power Gourd Crafting Tool Kit
2014 Gourd Art Calendar
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2014 Gourd Art Calendar
2014 Gourd Art Calendar
Milwaukee Precision Hot Tool
Professional Grade Heat Tool
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Professional Grade Heat Tool
Metallic Gourd Inks
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Metallic Gourd Inks
20 Metallic Gourd Inks
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Gourd Master Pigment Powders
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Gourd Master Pigment Powders
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8oz Bottle of Clear Gel Glaze
GourdMaster CLEAR Gel Glaze
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GourdMaster CLEAR Gel Glaze
8oz Bottle of Clear Gel Glaze
quarter, half, and 3 inch wide masking tape
Specialty Masking Tape
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Specialty Masking Tape
It's available in three different sizes, please choose one below under product options.
Long Leaf Pine Needles
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Long Leaf Pine Needles
2 oz Bundle of Pine needles
1 Inch Micro Cleaner Ball
1 inch Micro Cleaner Ball
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1 inch Micro Cleaner Ball
Use with any Dremel™ drill or your GourdMaster™ Pro Carver unit.
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