Do you know that you can make beads of fabric - fabric beads
You cut strips of about 3 cm width and 10 - 12 cm length
and a narrow strip of Vliesofix
and stick it lengthwise to the fabric strip,
fold the strip into half from both long sides to the middle. Carefully
iron it - maybe under baking paper,
and start to roll it into a bead - then make stitches to fasten the roll.
These can be embroidery stitches or invisible stitches.
|Example of beads|
I embellished my beads with embroidery stitches - and sewed little
beads on, as well. You could also embellish the fabric beads with
|Embellished fabric beads|
|Beads not needed at the moment|
You can also sew narrow braids around.
I mixed my embellished fabric beads with glass beads.
I chose a magnetic closure - the silvery bead.
The idea comes from the book of EVA MARIA MAIER.
There are fantastic, romantic and poetic ideas in her book
POESIE DER KLEINEN DINGE (the book is written in German).
If you are interested please google it.
It can be bought at Amazon. The book