I am at it again! Boy can I sure make a mess with beads. They are so fun to play with and they get *everywhere!*
I found a small piece of purple satiny fabric in my thrift store scraps and just knew it was going to make an awesome bead. Guess what. It sure did!
I glued a piece of parchment paper onto the back side of the fabric. Then I painted on the front side with a little white acrylic paint. I let it dry, then cut them into strips. I made some about one inch wide tube beads. Then I cut some of the strips into long tapers to make taper beads. I rolled them up on a chopstick, secured them with glue and left them to dry for a while. Once dry, I rolled them in glossy Mod Podge and let them dry again. It can take a while. I usually put on one thick coat.
I liked it so much, I made another sheet of them and ended up with quite a few beads as well as a big mess.
Check out my video to see how I turned out!