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Post by Mini Gnome on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:53 am

I've been thinking that the star on top of the new Christmas Tree bead was crying out to be gold, so I used some gold leaf I have to make the star golden - i don't think it came out too bad!

I also tried my hand at gold leading my Happy Fish, some day I hope for a real one, but this gives me a taste of how it'll work for me if I take the plunge. Here is the Swiss Watch and flower that are really gold, as a comparision.
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Re: Gold leaf fun with Christmas Tree bead

Post by bubbagump on Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:05 am

clever lady I love you
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Re: Gold leaf fun with Christmas Tree bead

Post by Beady-Eyed on Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:18 am

Your tree looks fabulous! And at such an affordable price!
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Post by Beadgirl on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:52 pm

How cool, how long do you think it will last like that? Smile
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Post by PMJ on Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:30 pm

How cool, I think it looks even better that the whole silver !!!
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Post by Brightonbelle on Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:43 pm

So pretty. They should make a tree with a gold star too.
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Post by saracat on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:03 pm

I was thinking the star needs to be gold, I can't afford it if they released a two toned bead though!

Your solution is genius.
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Post by Fuzzyfeet on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:08 pm

Wow ! it looks so much better with a gold star Very Happy
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Post by plumbun on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:29 pm

neat! how do you do that?!! love the happy fish too; so smart!
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Post by merrygold on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:39 pm

Wow it looks amazing with the gold star!! Nice work! Smile
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Post by Yohanna on Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:09 pm

Very clever. I love the tree like that.
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Post by Mabel on Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:59 pm

This is such a great idea - like this I would like the christmas tree too!! sunny
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Post by trollfinder on Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:08 pm

I love it! Very cool idea Idea The tree looks so much better that way. I must give that a try, TFS!
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Post by aprilshack on Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:52 pm

With the falling quality of the beads, don't give Trollbeads ideas!
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Re: Gold leaf fun with Christmas Tree bead

Post by Mini Gnome on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:00 pm

Thank you all!

So far so good on it wearing well, but if it wears off a bit I can always just re-leaf it.

I used gold leaf I got Michael's, a craft store. The adhesive was a little tricky to apply since the silver is so slick, but it just needed a few thin layers of adhesive, I let it dry for about 30 minutes, then used a samll, dry water color brush to apply the leaf sheets.
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Post by Trollsister on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:09 pm

Well done Mini Gnome, great idea that looks great too!
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Post by ahmotheroftwo on Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:12 am

I think your tree's star looks fabulous!!!

what a clever, clever idea!
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Post by trollmoll on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:44 am

Wow, what a great idea! Give the Christmas tree that extra special sparkle. Now Michael's is going to wonder why there is a run on gold leaf.
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Post by ZAKLINZ on Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:22 am

Haha...I'm glad that you said it was gold leaf..I would have driven myself and a few dealers crazy trying to locate a gold star tree! It looks great! Smile
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:36 am

Love that idea, Merry Christmas santa
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Post by Nancy on Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:22 pm

Your very brave to do that! It looks great, better than the original way. That star was crying out for gold.
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Re: Gold leaf fun with Christmas Tree bead

Post by Monique26 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:01 pm

Your gold leaf technique to the Christmas Tree bead is wonderful!
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Re: Gold leaf fun with Christmas Tree bead

Post by hayseed on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:14 pm

Brilliant!! sunny
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Post by Tatiana on Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:55 am

Wowwww you are so clever!!! Idea I have to try that!!! bounce bom
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Re: Gold leaf fun with Christmas Tree bead

Post by Carla on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:03 am

I love this idea. Perfect for the happy fish
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