What good questions! Yes, Stick It is clear. I think you should do experimenting before using Stick It on your final project. I find using Stick It for delicate die cuts is good. I recently read where burnishing the item would make the stick more permanent. That application is on the back of the die cut to stick it on a surface. I don't know if it would be sticky enough to hold beads permanently or not. That's where the experimenting would come into play.