i have been experimenting with security envelopes because of their great patterns, and best of all its all recycled.
Stay tuned for my other security envelope tutorials
for this anklet i made all of the beads from the envelope, added a few other beads some string
and hay presto!
This only took me 10 minutes max, and i didn't have to buy anything, this project would be a great gift, ect. PLEASE COMMENT and tell me if you like it ect and don't forget to ADD TO YOUR FAVES if you do
i guarantee that anybody could make this if i can at my age so have a go.
enjoy love miss cookie
Gather your supplies
*Glue( Craft glue works better than a glue stick but work with what you have)
*a tooth pick (rubbed with vaseline, or paw paw ect)this step is very important because it prevents the beads from getting stuck to the toothpick.
* security envelope pattern paper (or if your not recycling your prefered paper)
cut your paper into a triangle strip like shown theen cut of the pointy tip
turn over and cover in glue
this is the tricky bit starting with the wide end wrap the paper around the toothpick (make sure its got the vaseline on it)
This is hard it took me a few trys to get the hang of it.
because of the vaseline it won't want to wrap around, but once you get it around a few times it should be fine.
congratulations you have made a bead, the hard part is over
now while its still freshly made if the bead is a bit out of shape just fix it now
once the bead is semi dry, carefully take it off the stick
and set it aside to dry
now all thats left to do is to use the beads as you would normal ones,
i threaded the paper beads and seed beads onto a pice of elastic cord then i used wool for the rest of it.
and there you have it a bill turned into a stunning piece of handmade jewlery
I hope you enjoy this as much as i do enjoy
love miss cookie xxx
and PLEASE POST COMMENTS tell me whether you like it or not ect.
thankyou merry christmas