Thursday, January 24, 2013


Hi Everyone!

I receive many emails from people asking the different things to do with Nicole's BeadBacking. (NBB) Well the uses are endless, however, today I want to answer the question; how do I graft different colors of NBB together? 
Beading projects, journal pages, greeting cards, even place matts, or any other craft that you need color specific areas, here is how you do it. Sooo easy.
Take the colors of NBB that you need and cut to size and shape or leave as is. I use Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue, only because it is fast and it dries completely clear. I have also used Beacon 527. 
E6000 is a bit too thick and messy.
Simply put a line of glue on one edge of NBB and set the pieces together. Allow to dry. If you are beading your stiches will give it extra strength. You can also take decorative embroidery stitches on the seams. Or place some Soutache cording on the seams. Again the idea are endless.

NBB matches up better if you cut the pieces together
 Use any kind of scissor to easily cut through NBB
 Match up the pieces and apply the glue
Once the glue is dry and set you have a strong piece of NBB
 This piece has a clear class cab to show you just how cool this technique is.
Hope you try it!

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  1. Nicole, what a great technique! I know exactly when I'll use it; I have a really complicated necklace project I want to try, and it needs more than one color of backing. Yay!! :)

  2. That looks great! I will definitely give it a try when beading something transparent.

  3. I LOVE NBB! Whenever I can, I always talk about it and how great it is. I've had people tell me how expensive it is, but I tell them that it is a durable product that far surpasses Lacy's Stiff Stuff in strength and the fact that you have so many colors to compliment the project a person is working on got me at the first time! I never use anything else again & buying it in the big bulk packages when you have your sales is bonus bonus bonus!


  4. Very interesting and looks fun. Hope you are doing well Nicoles. Stopped to say hello and hope you have a great rest of the week.

  5. Thanks ladies. I never thought NBB would be so popular.

  6. I hadn't thought of this but what a great idea.

  7. Delicious compositions, I like the play of colors and shapes.


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