I've had several e-mails and questions about the red bamboo tiles I used for charms in my
that I posted yesterday.
Q - Where do you find them?
A - I have some in my Esty shop (20 for 2.75). I bought them on close-out and I did a search for them on both Etsy and the web in general. I can't find them anywhere else. You could try to color plain bamboo tiles but most of them have a glossy finish so it's hard to dye them unless you soak them for a long time (I've tried).
I also have natural (which is a brownish color), cream, and green.
Q - How did I drill holes in them?
A - I didn't. All of the tiles come with two holes drilled through the center (lengthwise). I've never drilled any of the bamboo tiles because of this. I have drilled a hole from the front to the back (if the tile is laying down flat). It is very easy to drill because bamboo is so soft.
Q - Why do you put the Glossy Accents on it?
A - Since these tiles are smooth and finished the embossed image will rub off (in part or whole) if you don't seal it with Glossy Accents or something similar.
Q - What did you use to add the beads?
A - I used a long piece of wire that I bent in the center. I threaded the beads and charm on the bottom onto the wire. I then separated the two ends of the wire and thread one through each of the two holes. Once both ends of the wire were through the top I joined them back together, added the beads, made a loop and then wound the excess wire around the base of the loop.
Q - How much wire did you use to make the charm?
A - I'm not sure...I didn't actually measure it but I'm thinkin' it was close to 12". Sorry! I will try to remember to measure it next time.
I think that was all of them...
If I missed any, please let me know ~
I'm happy to help when I can!