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Topic: Wired Pearl Beads: Supplier?
Message: Posted by: Jay (Nov 2, 2013 09:03PM)
Hi all,

I am looking for a supplier/seller of the string of pearls used in Bob Neale's "Zoo Magic" to make small pearl poodle-type figures. The beads do not have string between them, but rather a thin wire so that the figures can be 'sculpted', if you will. I bought a roll at Michael's about 5 years ago, but cannot seem to find them anywhere now. A Magic Café and Google search turned up no fruit. Any help? Thanks, Jay
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Nov 2, 2013 09:48PM)
Jay
It sure sounds like a fabulous product. If you ever find a supplier of these beeds I would love to use them myself.

Thanks for the info Jay
Message: Posted by: MeetMagicMike (Nov 2, 2013 11:02PM)
Wire? I've made the poodle with ordinary mardi gras beads. The beads only have to be close enough together that they lock when twisted into position.
Message: Posted by: Jay (Nov 2, 2013 11:35PM)
Hi Mike--yes absolutely correct--that's how I make them as well. However, about 7 years ago Bob Neale put out a little book called "Zoo Magic" which utilized a string of beads which look exactly like the ones you refer to, except they are strung through with a very thin hobby wire. This allowed you to create figures that don't need to rely on the 'locking' aspect of the stringed beads. You could make cobras and stick figures, etc.

If you PM me your email address, I can send you a photo of the spool. For some reason the Café's photo attaching capabilities are down right now.

Regards,
Jay