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Anodized Aluminum Small Scales

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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 p
unched 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 - manufacturing flaw but fixable with a small file or sandpaper!


Scales are NOT made in house and can have some quality hicups from time to time.  Sometimes the edges can be a little rough.  Sometimes the line in the center of the scale can be more obvious from batch to batch.  Sometimes there are marks on the finish of the scales.  We have zero control over the quality.  It's based on the company that makes the strip and the company that punches the scales.  You are welcome to return any scales you don't like at your expense.  We do out best our best to have stock on hand that is the best quality, but we are completely dependant on whats available and what we are sent in our bulk orders.

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  • 5
    Just the thing I was looking for

    Posted by Emrys de la Rue on 30th May 2024

    Finding smaller scales with a good variety and great quality can be tough, but this hits the mark. Perfect for everything from bracelets, to necklaces, to earrings and dragon-egg bags. The colours are vibrant, no oily residue like a different company had on their scales, and there is more variety. Highly recommend

  • 5
    Fun product!

    Posted by Ivana on 7th Dec 2023

    These metal scales were great, fun to work with, and the customer service when I had a question about delivery was responsive.

  • 5
    Anodized Aluminum Small Scales

    Posted by Brenda Voelk on 25th Sep 2023

    These look fantastic, I can't wait to start my project with them.

  • 5
    Finally Able to get good clean scales!

    Posted by Dahnya on 25th Sep 2023

    While I know these are TRL scales, being able to get some that were not only correctly punched, but also clean was a relief. I got colors TRL has been out of for literal months, and it's a breath of fresh air to be able to make the full rainbow again!

  • 5
    Great for Variety of Projects!

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Jan 2022

    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!

  • 5
    Love them

    Posted by ScaryAnn on 26th Aug 2020

    I ordered these for the body of my Ladybug earrings. They're just right.

  • 5
    Top Quality & Lovely

    Posted by Amanda Sloane on 1st Mar 2020

    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.

  • 5

    Posted by Barb Buffington on 11th Dec 2019

    I just started working with scales and I was incredibly apprehensive about them but I absolutely love these and the colours are so vibrant

  • 5
    Yes! I've wanted these for 10 months!

    Posted by Laurie Price-Soto on 12th Nov 2017

    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 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!