Monday, April 9, 2012

Beads

At the next Creative group of the Embroiderers Guild we are making beads----
All different types of beads----
Fabric ones-Tyvek ones-wire ones-you name it we are going to make some from it.
I have been making samples for the demonstration and here are some of them.
The ones in the front are made from table napkins which feel and look like fabric but in fact they are paper--the chunky ones are actually made from Tyvex which I painted and then hit them with the heat gun.
There are ones wrapped with wire and some are just wire wrapped over and over a skewer to give them bulk and shape.



I still have a lot more to make out of other "stuff"--it's all in the learning.

10 comments:

Jenxo said...

ooh i am loving these doreen, cant wait to see the others yu make and what you will do with them..

Heather said...

You've already got a fabulous selection of beads there Doreen. I love making them and find it quite addictive once I start - there are so many variations and possibilities. Have fun!

Anneliese said...

Oh, oh, oh, how wonderfull. I would like to be in your group. These toggles, buttons are so wonderful, I love them.

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Beads are such a lovely addition to various projects. These have turned out great. Thanks for visiting my blog Doreen and leaving a comment. Hugs.

Nancy said...

Made from a napkin?? Who'd have thought... these are wonderful. I just completed a fabric/paper bead swap at Creative Lenna's website. If you web search her, you'll find some posts about all the different beads the 20 or so participants sent her. More ideas for you students after your demo. Keep us posted on what they make.. look forward to seeing yours and their work. Have fun!

Sandy said...

Learning keeps us young. The beads are fun.

Janet said...

All these beads look so beautiful. I love the way the colors seem to blend into each other...and the bits of gold and sparkle just add another layer of yummy goodness.

Suztats said...

Looks like you are having lots of fun, Doreen! Happy playtime!

Linda said...

Great selection you've made Doreen, and all so colourful. I've just fished mine out to go on a project I'm working on at the moment. Hope you continue to have fun experimenting.

DIAN said...

these beads look really interesting. I have never tried to make beads - it is on my list though.