Maker Mojo: Mixed Media Fabric Beads

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Avery Kasper

I teach a jewelry class and we are always looking for innovative (and inexpensive!) ways to create showstopping beads, necklaces, earrings and other wearables.
A favorite project of the students enrolled in the course is always making lampwork beads, so when I was brainstorming a way for them to create other beads, I knew I wanted a finished product that was as visually appealing as the lampwork bead with significantly less skill involved.

Enter: mixed media fabric beads.

These beads are perfect for a necklace, to embellish a mixed media artwork, or create a hanging assemblage. The options are truly unlimited with these. I obviously chose some really eye-catching neon colors, but I also imagine these coming together and making some really stunning earth-toned wearable pieces.

Supplies:

  • Metal Mandrel or Kabob Skewer
  • Tulle
  • Yarn
  • Thin Wire (I used 32 Gauge silver)
  • Various seed and bugle beads
  • Scissors and pliers

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5 responses to “Maker Mojo: Mixed Media Fabric Beads

  1. So cute and fun, I have never seen this before!

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  2. mmerce60

    Very beautiful and original!🎨

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