Saturday, 6 April 2013


Happy Saturday everyone and its a bit sunny here in East Anglian today and a tad warmer :) Hooray at last. But I did manage to make theses tyvek beads for the challenge over at Artful Times who are asking for charms and we get to swap which I love doing. I have made a charm to hang off your handbag and they are paper beads made out of tyvek. When my mojo goes walk about I make a store of these beads.

 Here's how

Paint the whole sheet with colourful thoughts multisurface paint or similar product and then cut into triangles and roll up on a chop stick gluing with PVA as you roll. Leave to set dry then roll a small tyvek piece painted in a different colour over the centre with PVA. Once dry slide off the chop stick and use a small cocktail stick through bead centre and dip the bead into water based ink and sprinkle with gold embossing powder and blast with the heat gun (mind your fingers). The tyvek will shrivel back and seal once cool gentle slide off cocktail stick and you have a unique bead as everyone is different. You can also wrap bits of fabric like organza anything that melts really for added interest. See the middle bead for this.
I then assembled to make charm. Thanks for looking enjoy your Sunday.
Hugs Sandra X


Buttons said...

Having never used this technique you have inspired me to give it a go. Fantastic beads Sandra. Hugs, Jenny x

Von said...

Lots of new ideas to me here Sandra and can't wait to see them IRL the texture looks amazing :)
Thank you for sharing and swapping with us at Artful Times
Von ♥

Valerie-Jael said...

These are gorgeous, I love making beads too! Hugs, Valerie

chrissies said...

Fantastic Sandra. It looks very difficult but the end result is worth it for sure-well yours is not sure how mine would turn out lol

Love Chrissie xx

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

wow they are fantastic Sandra

hugs sue x

Neet said...

I love paper beads and these are so bright and cheerful. What a charming bag charm you have made.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps the link from AT would not let me get to your blog - came the round about way LOL xx

butterfly said...

Sounds like a fiddly game to me, but the results are certainly worth it - really charming charms, Sandra!
Alison x

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi Val I mean Sandra (sorry,I couldn't resist that) I love your charms - your beads are fabulous and definately worth all the hard work. I see you are also in East Anglia so hopefully the sun has been shining again today for you - that must be 3 days in a row - Spring must be here at last .... Gill x

Carol said...

what fab beads! will have to have a go at them xx