Fabric Wrapped Bead Necklace
by Jo Watkins
(Olympia, WA, USA)
I love the colors of the printed fabrics
After going to Mom for scraps of fabric I covered wooden beads with them to make her a fun summer necklace.
What materials did you use?
How did you make the fabric wrapped bead necklace?
- large wooden beads
- fabric scraps (borrowed from Mom)
- tacky glue
- Mod Podge white glue
- spray acrylic sealer
- bits of chain for the necklace
- assorted glass beads
Cut a fabric scrap about 1.5" x 3", just large enough to cover the bead completely. Apply glue down the center of the scrap length-wise. Carefully wrap the bead leaving the holes free. One at a time, on each end I added a touch more glue and using a turkey skewer tucked the fabric down into the hole. Make sure you keep poking the hole to be sure it stays open for the wire later. When I was happy with it, I wetted my fingers a bit and smoothed the lumps and stray threads down.
Let the covered bead dry and then apply Mod Podge to seal the bead. Let dry again and apply acrylic sealer.
Thread your new beads on wire and add assorted beads and chain to make up your own design. I added some between each fabric bead and some along the chain in matching colors.Anything else you'd like to share about your homemade Mother's day present idea?
I really enjoyed making this necklace. It had been many years since I made a gift for my Mom (probably since I was in grade school) and it brought back many fond memories for the both of us. Plus we both got a chuckle that I still had to go to her for supplies.
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