Thing-a-Day – January 20 – making a beaded bead
Day 20 of the Thing-a-Day Challenge
Materials: glass seed beads, nylon thread (Nymo A), old photo, black Sharpie pen
I have been an avid bead weaver for many years. Most of my beaded work doesn’t require any recycled or recyclable materials.
However, simple “round” hollow forms benefit from a little stuffing, and strips of old photos, darkened w/ a black Sharpie (so that the white photo paper wouldn’t show through), serve the purpose beautifully. I got a commission to replace a bead I had made years ago, so today’s thing is a beaded bead.
And here is the finished bead, ready to be shipped off!