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Old 2018-09-27, 1:15am
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Default Beads with a bell

Iíve been asked for beads with a bell for Beads of Courage.
Any ideas? Either a bell shaped bead, or a lentil, tile or pillow bead or similar with a bell shape on top. Help, please.
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Old 2018-09-27, 6:56am
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What about using a bead cap mandrel to make a bell? I know arrow springs carries them, not sure who else.
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Old 2018-09-27, 8:31am
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Maybe a bell flower press?
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Old 2018-09-27, 8:59am
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If you don't need it to actually be a bell, maybe make a round bead, squish it so you have a "lollipop" and shape that into the basic bell. Figuring on a horizontal hole, add some glass to widen and give a rim look to the "bottom" and then add a "clapper" with a dot of the right size on the bottom center.

I think I am going to add these to my BOC list, maybe put a little holly on them for the holidays!
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Old 2018-09-28, 1:33am
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Thank you all. Iíll be back home in a week to try out these ideas.
Does anybody have any information about bead rollers or presses with a bead shape? We might need quite a few of these.
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Old 2018-09-28, 4:08pm
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I would try making or flattening stubby cones, that would get you close to a bell shape.
Using one of the olive rollers that are partial shapers, what is the name? Arrowsprings carry those.

Bavarian beads has a bell shaped press, I believe Perlenpresse has one also.

Also shaped mandrels would be good. Freehanding might be better if you need a few. Full and hollow, or pressed. I would do it llike Eileen suggested.
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Old 2018-09-28, 8:14pm
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press- https://www.bavarianbeads.com/produc...bv981cbjg6b3h6

Bead cap mandrel https://www.perlenpresse.de/epages/6...Bead_Cap_Dorne
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Old 2018-10-01, 11:47am
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Great idea, Eileen! I might give that a go too.
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Manipulated a little differently it could be a ghost!
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I think there is also a beadroller (cgbeads) with holiday shapes that includes a bell.
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Manipulated a little differently it could be a ghost!

Very similar to how I make my ghosts!
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Old 2018-10-03, 9:51am
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Great minds, ha ha.
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