Recycled Tyvec Beads




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Use recycled Tyvek envelopes to make beautiful metallic beads!

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Step 1: Watch the Short Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Tyvek envelopes (Fed ex and USP use them)

Heat gun (or very hot hair dryer)

Wood skewers



DecoArt Dazzling Metallics

Wire cutters


Straight pins


Step 3: Paint and Cut

Cut your envelopes in 6" wide pieces

Paint them with several different colors of DecoArt Dazzling Metallic paints

Cut them in long triangles that are about 1" - 2" at the base

Step 4: Wrap and Heat

Roll them around a wood skewer and pin in place

Heat them until they start to melt

Cut 6" wire pieces with wire cutters

Add beads and wrap around the Tyvek beads

*Make sure to bend in the sharp ends

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    4 years ago

    These are really nice. Are these envelopes labelled as "Tyvek," or how does one identify them?

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