These small anodized scales are really fun to add to any project. They make quick earrings, or you can even make a halter top or bikini top!
They are punched from anodized aluminum strip.
They are Leaf Shaped - 9/16" x 7/8".
All others are anodized the same on both sides. The sides of the scales are not anodized. 1000 scales per sq ft Using 18g 3/16" Jump rings.
50 scales per bag - the is approx and subject to human error when bagging -- you might have 48 or 55... we do our best to get 50 on the nose!
Brushed Sand and Brushed Earth - these are anodized on ONE side, and silver on the other side. The Anodized side is the convex side... so if you want colour on the inside of a flower as our instructions teach - you would have to flip the scales around. This also applies to the butterfly pattern - Your pattern would have to be inverted :)
Metallic - Is a paint finish... It's beautiful. The edges are rough on this colour - a manufacturing flaw but fixable with a small file or sandpaper!
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I've been using my scales in knitting projects and they are great! Lightweight but still durable, the colours are fantastic and consistent. I will be purchasing more in the future!
I ordered these for the body of my Ladybug earrings. They're just right.
Decided to order the "ingredients" to make my first dragon. I knew ordering from MD would not leave me disappointed! I snagged the Purple & Bronze and the colors and quality are superb.
I just started working with scales and I was incredibly apprehensive about them but I absolutely love these and the colours are so vibrant
I'm in the US, where these gorgeous scale beads are ridiculously expensive, averaging $10 for 25 beads. I needed at least 200 for the project I had in mind, meaning I'd have $80 invested in beads alone, not counting other supplies. I happened upon metaldesignz.com in a search, and was astonished at the low prices. I ordered enough for my project, and some plastic scale beads to make a trial run of my project. All those scales and extras set me back a grand total of $32. The scale beads are lovely: deep, even color throughout each bead, no odd sized singles, no semi-stamped unusable beads. Call me happy!