Sunday, September 21, 2008


PLAYING WITH FABRIC AND GLUE
MAKING FABRIC BEADS!
What a fun day making fabric beads. I wanted fairly thin beads, so experimented with different size forms. Used chopsticks, small wood skewers, and straws. I really like the size of the skewer ones. It was a little tough getting the material off the skewers ,but with a little patience it worked. If anyone knows an easier way, please comment!!!! This is what they look like at this point. Now for a little trimming and then add the embellishments. I think beads and fibers. What do you think?

8 comments:

Mind Wide Open said...

These are cool Sharon! I've done this with paper but never thought of using fabric!

Sharon said...

Gail, Thanks, they are fun to make, if you like getting your hands all sticky. Like being a kid again. Check back as I am working on some bigger ones and embelishing these. LOL the creative juices are starting to flow. Oh dear....

Larna Ezzy said...

Sharon,
Your beads are so cute. I have been meaning to try my hand at them but haven't yet. You inspire me to start.
Larna

Sharon said...

Larna, Just started a new batch today. Will try to photograph them in a couple of days after I doll them up with fibers and beads. You will have fun diong them, I think. Sticky fingers and all. Sharon

laplandyellow said...

how nice!!!i do this also.

Sharon said...

laplandyellow, Thanks! I love your blog and shall keep checking back.Sharon

Pat Winter said...

Beautiful beads. I wonder if you rolled the chopstick with wax or freezer paper first? I have no idea, just wondered if that would release easier.
Smiles,
Pat

Sharon said...

Thanks Pat! I shall give it a try. I tryed plastic wrap but it just attached itself.