About this project
The beads that I've made
I like quite a few of those.
PERFECT for personalizing Kandi [for you P.L.U.R.ries out there].
I'd LOVE to see your versions of it! So just comment with a link to your versions
DISCLAIMER : the beads in the picture are all quite long, but the beads that I make now are shorter, kind of like AMber's. The ones in the pictures were the first that I made, so they are much worse looking than I make them now. I'll get pictures when I can, but I'm on VACATION now, lol. :D
You Will Need
- Almost Nothing
- Step 1
You will need
1] Water bottle, or some kind of hard plastic that you can easily cut
2] a pair of cutting impliments [like scisors]
3] Needlenose Pliers, Tweezers, something like that [it'd be good to have an extra on hand]
4]Colours [if you want to make them colourful]
5]Heat gun, or if you are ghetto like me, a lighter :D
- Step 2
Cut the bottom and tops off the water bottle [I use the the bottoms to put the made beads in, and the top as a little water jug, so that after I melt the plastic, I can dip it in the cold water, and it will harden faster and stronger]
Then you cut the water bottle, either horizontal, or vertical, depending on whether you want a thick bead, or an easier bead [because some waterbottles have those stratta like structures, if you cut those into the stips, it makes it easier to twist around the pliers].
- Step 3
Next, you color the inside of the strip of plastic [or you can get a strip of paper that is shorter and smaller in width and turn it upside=down into the inside of the strip of plastic]
then grip the very end with your pliers [or the end and the paper>make sure they are lined up. and start twisting the pastic around the pliers.
- Step 4
Keep hold of the wound plastic tightly and take the tweasers out, then grip the bead from the hole in the middle, and the top near where the plastic ends.
- Step 5
Take the heat gun, and aim AWAY from anyone, and blast the plastic until the end has molded intself into the rest of the bead. [If you have an extra pair of pliers on hands, you can shape the drying plastic to make sure the holes are circular and stay open.