running out of beads mid project?

_bugzz 6/21/2022 06:13 am 556

so i usually buy my beads in containers where its like little squares for each different colour yk?? and i'll be using them for a bigger project like cuffs or charms but i'll run out of a certain colour really quickly. i've tried going to the store to get more of that colour, but i can never find it exactly without buying another giant container. how do you guys avoid this or solve it when you run out

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Mar 1, 2023 7:46 pm

@KKbeads: Check your Michaels stock online. The one closest to me only has the dinky bags, while the big store is two hours on the bus and only reachable one day a week because Covid has cut back our service. If you have to do Hobby Lobby - for some towns it's the only choice, alas, like Wal-Mart - buy when there's a sale so you give them less money.

I just had a big bag of black beads declared undeliverable by Amazon, and have a mental picture of some poor driver's truck filled with inexplicable pony beads.

Mar 1, 2023 5:51 pm

@penalty kick online You can order through amazon. But in my opinion small sized boxes look better.

Jun 21, 2022 4:16 pm

if you have a Michaels or Hobby Lobby near you they usually have big bags of around 600 beads for pretty cheap. buying from Hobby Lobby depends somewhat on your moral standpoint tho, if you don't want to support them. you could also buy from kandi and perler specific shops like Beadtin! Beadtin has a huge array of colours and their packs are pretty cheap as well. i wish you luck in finding all the beads you need!

Jun 21, 2022 2:45 pm

i wish you luck color matching the shade of the beads you run out of to your new beads

Jun 21, 2022 2:01 pm

my local chain craft store sells big bags of single colour beads for like 7 dollars each, even dollar tree sometimes has single colour bags you can get (up here they have white, black, blue and red but not all of them are always in stock)

Jun 21, 2022 1:46 pm

you could buy big bags of one color either on amazon or at a specialty craft store. i believe ive seen them !