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Old 09-11-2012, 05:50 AM
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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.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:57 AM
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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.
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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.
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Use it for hard 'egg' pattersn often.. doesn't last last long, but you can easily retouch
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Default Re: Bead colors

You can also try the powdered Jig head paint that uses heat to adhere to the bead.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:31 AM
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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.
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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.
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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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