Here’s the tutorial for this easy to make beads, these fabulous, glamorous beads are made with fabric strips wrapped around simple cotton balls. Stitch the fabric down and embellish with contrast-colored shiny glass seed beads in a free –form pattern. As simple as that.
Don’t they look glorious?
source photo & original design: Alma Stoller
Upsize them: unique ornaments
Great for a Christmas tree, or… a year round decorative statement. Would also be fun in a garland. You probably want to make them a bit larger for this purpose.
Make ‘m weighty: Prettiest Table Cloths Weights
My Idea: is to transform these beaded balls into table cloth weights.
The 1,23, How-to Make Your Own Table Cloth Weights
Put a little stone in the center of your cotton ball before you wrap them.
Hang four or six on clips and use them to hold your tablecloth down when the there’s a tat of wind during your summer alfresco lunch on the porch. Yes, life is meant to be easy and fun.
These beads are an easy project to get into bead embroidery. So simple, I’d classify this as ‘summer crafts for kids’.
For a more advanced bead embroidery jewelry tutorial.
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