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How To Make Fabric Covered Beads

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If you have scrap fabric you are not really sure what to do with, or you want to make something to match that out fit you just made. This is really fun.

The finished items seen here can be found at my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CairParavelCreations?ref=seller_info
 
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Step 1: What you need

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You will need;

A small scrap of fabric. (about 1" by 3" to 4")
Glue stick ( it is actually very important it be a glue stick and not some other kind of glue)
Scissors
Wooden bead (they come in large bags with many sizes for about $3.00)
Knitting needle, stick, pencil or something else that will fit in the end of the bead

Step 2: Trim your fabric and get sticky!

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First you will need to trim your fabric;
*Place the bead at the end of the fabric, and roll it around, trim the fabric so that there is just a little overlap.
*Next you want to trim the long edge so that when the fabric is rolled around the bead there is just enough fabric to tuck into the hole of  the bead.
* Now that you have trimmed your fabric cover the back of the fabric with glue ( Now I have tried many different kinds of glue and the glue stick is the only one that doesn't seep through the fabric)
                             Oh and don't worry it should hold, I have had some of my jewelry for over a year with out any problems!
cjamhour2 years ago
Great tutorial, thank you very much!
I wonder if it would work with plastic beads? I have some ugly plastic balls I bought by mistake... I wonder if I could cover them with fabric to make them usable =)
cairparavel (author)  cjamhour2 years ago
As long as the beads are smooth I don't see why it wouldn't work. Good luck!
zani873 years ago
Very nice, and an easy to make idea!! thanks! :))
sunshiine3 years ago
Very pretty! Thanks for sharing your hard work!
ChrysN3 years ago
Cool! What a great way to make your bead more interesting!
cairparavel (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
Thank you!