Fabric Bundle Beads

These just seem right for the piece I am working on. They are made of steel, muslin, and embroidery thread. Here’s how the wire core looks.

Seems all innocent in this photo. I tear strips of the muslin; I love that it is a humble fabric. I wind it around the wire pieces. Twisting the fabric when working near the center of the wires creates the hump in the center of the finished beads.

Then I stitched and wound embroidery floss and sealed them with fray check. They are going with one of the pendants in this post. Still don’t know what is next.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Fabric Bundle Beads

  1. Karen says:

    Two questions if you don’t mind sharing 🙂 #1 did you twist the wire yourself? #2 if yes what gauge are you using? Just curious 🙂 THANKS?

  2. animary says:

    Jean Campbell posted about your blog and these fabric bundle beads, and I came right over!
    I wanted to use some denim for an upcoming jewelry project and your design is very inspiring.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s