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    Whoopie beads?

    Hey, I feel silly asking this but what are you using for beads in your whoopies to keep them from pulling through.

    I don't use them on my own whoops, but thought I'd get some since I make them for others too. I thought a perfect kind of donut shaped plastic bead would be ideal, but I can't seem to locate any that will fit 7/64's.

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    I bought a package from wally world in the arts and crafts section. They were called pony beads. Only a few bucks for a package of 500. Way more than I needed but that was the smallest package I could find.

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    I tied a loop of cord on mine.
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    I just splice a loop of Lash-it to mine!(cuz I forgot to use a bead beforehand)

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    I made some out of antler. Just cut a thin section out and drilled a hole.

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    Macrame beads?

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    I got some beads at Joann's fit perfect on the 7/64. On the 1/8 they are too small. Not sure exactly what they were called. If you need a couple I could send you some. I have several thousand, I think.
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    Pony beads are the perfect size.

    I use these, just because it's my store and I always have tons on hand, so no need to buy the pony beads.
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    zip ties, nuts(the kind that go on a bolt), small section of brass cutt off an old fitting, my daughter's craft beads, or whatever is laying around. Let your imagination go wild with whatever you can drill a hole through. I saw someone on here drilled a hole through some old dice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loneoak View Post
    I made some out of antler. Just cut a thin section out and drilled a hole.
    Mmmmmm...stinky

    I turned a couple pens from antler. Not a pleasant smell.

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