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Old 05-22-2008, 12:55 PM   #5
Colleen Schaan
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I have used other pens (didn't have RSVP) but ended up realizing why everyone said to use RSVP pens! If it has a cap, there needs to be no little exta piece (like to hook in a pocket or over paper) as this will not fit back on after the beads are on. If you have a clicker pen, same thing... it there is that little plastic or metal clippy thing, it won't work. The RSVP pens work best because of these reasons (and they are the same size all the way from tip to end.. they don't taper at all.)

As for the beads, I've searched all the big chain stores for seed beads or micro beads with no luck. I've had to get SU micro beads... I can usually get 10-15 pens from one container.

Make sure to wear a glove or plastic baggie over your hand when you press the beads into the tape or the oils from your hands will make the beads not stick.

Good luck... these are soooo fun to make!
Colleen Schaan - Education Specialist at Imagination International Inc.,/Copic Marker
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