Once again, I’m trying to stay one step ahead of what I’m teaching! I need to make some fabric beads for examples. These need to show each step in the process. I think rather than a different bead, shown at each step, I’ll make a few identical beads and show how to do each step and then how they look with different types of embellishment. That type of organization is for another day.
Today I grabbed up a bunch of fabric scraps and started rolling up beads. It really doesn’t take very long to make a lot of beads, when you are in production mode and doing only one step of the process.
The fun part comes with the embellishment.
This one shows glass beads added to a fabric bead, glued on.
I rarely do that and never recommend it, but I made one to show. I think I will also show how easy it is for the beads to fall off. That should be a good example of why we sew the glass beads on!
Which these are…
I can safely throw this bead around and not worry about anything falling off.
Then there are all the foo foo yarns and threads and cords and wires!
Doesn’t take much to doll up a little bead with these things!
Kinda looks like a hairy pink spider, doesn’t it?
Beads…I need to concentrate for a few days on getting a bunch of these done, both for my weaving project, the smaller sample I will do for the class, and simply because I love them and they are cool. Need to make some stuffed round ones, too and some BIIIIIIGGGGGGG ones.
This is going to be fun!