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jcw355 09-11-2012 05:50 AM

Bead colors
 
Just curious if anyone has ever tried using fingernail polish to color beads? If so was it durable? Definitely lots of shades to choose from.

noreaster 09-11-2012 05:57 AM

Re: Bead colors
 
Never have but it seems like a good idea. Red, pink, brown; I can think of lots of colours that would be neat to try.

ghocevar 09-11-2012 06:08 AM

Seems like it would work...I can also see it chipping off when the bead hits the riverbed. I'd say give it a whirl.

dhayden 09-11-2012 06:59 AM

Re: Bead colors
 
Use it for hard 'egg' pattersn often.. doesn't last last long, but you can easily retouch

mfo 09-11-2012 08:35 AM

Re: Bead colors
 
You can also try the powdered Jig head paint that uses heat to adhere to the bead.

theboz 09-11-2012 10:31 AM

Re: Bead colors
 
I've used the jig paint it works well . Beads come in so many colors now and they are cheap so it's easy just to buy them. If your fly shop doesn't have the color you like try a craft store.

jcw355 09-11-2012 06:40 PM

Re: Bead colors
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ghocevar (Post 482968)
Seems like it would work...I can also see it chipping off when the bead hits the riverbed. I'd say give it a whirl.

That's what I was thinking and was hoping someone had tried it to say if it was durable or not. Might just buy a bottle of red to try out. Tied a few miracle nymphs with a tungsten red bead that caught me some fish yesterday. I don't have any bigger red tungten beads so I may try it out.

jaybo41 09-11-2012 07:20 PM

Re: Bead colors
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by theboz (Post 483000)
I've used the jig paint it works well . Beads come in so many colors now and they are cheap so it's easy just to buy them. If your fly shop doesn't have the color you like try a craft store.

I'm with theboz. Since beads come in so many colors I just buy the color I want. I can make much better use of my time tying as opposed to painting a bead with nail polish.


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