Saturday, February 25, 2006


Happy weekend ya'll...i know, i know...i'm supposed to be working on taxes...can you say procrastinate? Microbeads have fascinated me for a long time. another brainstorm in the shower this morning...will they work for bead caps?


Kathi said...


In a word....Yes. I think they will. and...don't faint...I absolutely LOVE the one on the right. They truely make the caps and swirlies pop pop pop.

::::wanders off for an ice pack for the chin::::::

Barb aka rubarb said...

lol, thanks Kath. the only problem with those purply red ones is that the colors bleed after they're baked. I'll try it with some of the green and blue ones too.

Kathi said...

who'da thunk them lil tiny things would bleed. and whoda thunk I would prefer the orangie beads over the purplie ones. OMG.....are you perverting my color preference?


ok...but only my color preference ok?

Fae said...

Very cool Barb! Though the bleeding is weird. I take it those aren't made of glass? I suppose they could be covered with a plastic color. I've got some of those micro thingies, but never bothered to crunch them in my teeth to see what they are made of. ;)

Barb aka rubarb said...

They're glass as far as I know...hehe, and I'm not about to chew any to make sure. When Kellie was here a while back, I told her about it and she wasn't surprised. Something about the red dyes that they use?

Alice said...

Oooooooooooo....AAAaaaaa!!!!! :) I love 'em!

I just got my new collection of beads a few minutes ago. You never cease to amaze me. Just...just...amaze!!!

Thank you thank you thank you!

In other news - can't wait for my doc appt tomorrow -- I'm getting the Mirena procedure done at by gynecologist's - anyone heard of it? Stops your period AND cramps AND anemia for -- get ready -- FIVE YEARS! Completely reversible, and the best part is, there's no estrogen (or only teeny amounts) and the progesterone acts only locally, so it's NOT systemic like pills and nuvaring and patches!!! I'm telling all my girlfriends. I think this may be the final obstacle to women finally ruling the world!!! BWAaaahahaaahhhhaaahahahaAAA!!!!


Barb aka rubarb said...

Alice! How are you feeling? Let us know how the procedure went, okay. It sounds vewwwy intewesting ;o)

And you are most welcome for the beads...thank *you!*

Oh, and tell me more about the Makins Clay pasta machine. I know you said it's great, but how and why? Thanks friend :o)

c h e l said...

I love them- they look like tiny sprinkles. (Yes, everything with me is all about the FOOD.)

Barb aka rubarb said...

Thanks Chel...if anyone does little ice cream cone or sundae sculptures they would work huh? Now, *I'm* hungry :o)

Janette said...

How lovely colors and great idea to use microbeads!

Barb aka rubarb said...

Thanks so much Janette! Welcome and please come visit more often :o)