No Hole Beads
- also sold as 'micro beads' are available in various sizes either transparent or metallic, from scrapbooking and bead suppliers. The beads pictured are sized 2mm (purple and large clear), 1mm medium clear, and 0.5mm black and some clear.
Beads can be stained or painted for various purposes, using glass stains and acrylic paints.
Scale applications for No Hole Beads
0.5mm beads can be used: to assemble 1:12 scale berriesto create tiny eyes for dollhouse toys or smaller scale polymer clay animalsto create seeds for 1:12 scale plantsto create flower arrangements in 1:48 scale vases (as arranging material)to create tiny beaded patterns for various scales
1mm beads can be used: for eyes for small animals in several scalesto represent rounded fruit or berries in several scales (may be painted or have acrylic mediums added to paint to adjust bead shape)for flower arranging material for small arrangements in clear vases and jarsto create beaded patterns for items made with large beads(placemats, car seat beaded covers, designs on costumes)to create buds on flowering stalks of plants
2mm beads can be used for:eyes for scale toys or animalslarge buds on scale plantssmall fruits on scale plantsflower arranging material in vasesto resemble smaller rounded fruits if shape is adjusted with paint or acrylic medium, tomatoes for examplelight fixtures for stained glass effects.