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Make metallic beads from recycled Tyvek envelopes!
It's easy to make beautiful beads with recycled Tyvek envelopes.

Posted by Mark Montano Published See Mark Montano's 277 projects »
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  • How to make a beads. Metallic Tyvek Beads  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Tyvek envelopes (Fed ex and USP use them)
    Heat gun (or very hot hair dryer)
    Wood skewers
    Beads
    Wire
    DecoArt Dazzling Metallics
    Wire cutters
    Scissors
    Straight pins
    Paintbrush

  • How to make a beads. Metallic Tyvek Beads  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut your envelopes in 6" wide pieces
    Paint them with several different colors of DecoArt Dazzling Metallic paints
    Cut them in long triangles that are about 1" - 2" at the base

  • Step 3

    Watch the short video tutorial right here:

  • How to make a beads. Metallic Tyvek Beads  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Roll them around a wood skewer and pin in place
    Heat them until they start to melt
    Cut 6" wire pieces with wire cutters
    Add beads and wrap around your beads
    *Make sure to bend in the sharp ends

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crochetmommie
crochetmommie · Paulsboro, New Jersey, US · 8 projects
These beads are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your instructions! Love
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KC  R.
KC R.
Fiiiiiiinally something to do with those cool, free envelopes I've been saving! Can't wait to try this. Thanks Mark, you're awesome!
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