Playing With Beads

It is Friday so I should have a finished object right? Well I do! It isn’t fiber related, but still wearable and cute. 😉

 I had a bunch of old and/or broken jewlery lying around that was dying to be re-purposed.   Some clear fishing line, patience, and a hour later and PRESTO!  I couldn’t get any good photos wearing it,  but I can’t wait to rock it this weekend. Happy Friday!

Easy Halloween Decoration

IMG_4263.JPGCheck out my Snapguide to make this easy Tin Can Black Cat to get you in the Halloween spirit.

Level: Easy (children may need assistance as hot glue is involved)

Materials: black paint, foam shapes, pipe cleaner, hot glue gun, tin can, sharpie.

Time: 35 minutes (accounting for paint drying time)

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I was feeling crafty yesterday afternoon. I upcycled an old necklace and made it into:

Ocean Stones Keepsake Box

Materials: Glass Beads, jewelry pliers, hot glue gun or super glue, wooden box, acrylic paint, paintbrush, and packing tape

1) Separate the beads from metal clasps using the jewelry pliers.

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2) Shine the beads if needed. Lay out the beads in desired pattern on top of the box.
3) Glue the beads to the top of the box using a hot glue gun or superglue. Allow to dry.

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4) Take the packing tape and cover the beads to prevent paint stains.
5) Select a paint color and paint the box with your desired design.

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6) Let box dry. Apply second coat of paint if needed.

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*Tip: Super glue held the stones (especially the round beads) onto the wood a little better than the hot glue. I tried to use a combo of the both.

Happy Crafting!