We asked you — what’s a “disco ball bead”?

December 4, 2009

We asked you on Facebook and Twitter: Beader’s verbal inkblot test – When I say ‘disco ball bead’, what do you picture?

I’ll spill the beads 🙂 right up front – – here’s what brought the question up:

Disco ball beads!?

Disco ball beads!?

A lot of you gave entertaining answers, so I wanted to share some & ask you for more…

  • Julie Whalen – A multi-faceted crystal bead?
  • Julie Morgan – something that is faceted that catches light and sparkles (lol…will it rotate?)
  • Licia Milhofer – micro faceted rock crystal quartz, 12mm 🙂
  • Rebecca Coday – that song “I’m alive” as sung by the alien who later gets smashed by the disco ball falling on his head!
  • Chrisana Birdsall – sparkly twinkly big shiny!
  • Russ Troll Bead – You guys just gave me a great idea – Rings & Things needs to sell teeny tiny earring-size motors that will make your disco ball beads spin ☺
  • Julie Hutchins – The little sterling silver faceted round beads – look just like a disco ball!
  • Rebecca Coday – make a disco ball of the disco ball beads!
  • Verena Greene-Christ – “Disco Ball Bead”… a beaded Bead, totally in blig-bling-silver on a necklace. Oh my, what an idea! Can YOU picture that?
  • Maria Ramirez – lots of 4mm white bicolor swarosvki crystals shaped into a heart that shines like a disco ball in the sun!!
  • Joella Miller – A multifaceted stone that really shimmers and reflects the light.
It was great to hear so many of your ideas about disco ball beads!  Take a spin on the disco ’round with R&T’s full selection of ‘chessboard crystal‘ colors…
…And tell us what you see in your designing mind when you hear the words ‘disco ball bead’!
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  • Reply Erin Prais-Hintz December 4, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I like these. Particularly Russ Troll’s idea to make mini motors! That would be something! Enjoy the day! Erin

  • Reply Cindy December 5, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    I’m with Verena; a disco ball beaded bead is totally a beaded bead! I even named one of my beaded bead designs after a disco ball a few months ago: http://www.beadorigami.com/Bead_Origami/Disco_Ball_Beaded_Bead_Pendants.html

  • Reply Dave Robertson December 8, 2009 at 11:20 am

    That’s great, Cindy, you’re ahead of the curve 🙂

    Erin, let me know if you can think of a way to make these motors…talk about steampunk design!

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