Monday, April 29, 2013

Duct Tape Bead Tutorial


Today I am going to teach you how to make Duct Tape Beads.


As shown in the photo the supplies you need to make these beads are:
Duct tape, exacto knife, scissors, coffee or regular straws ( the coffee ones are preferable because of them having a smaller hole), ruler and a cutting mat.




The bead styles I am going to teach you are small & 
large flat, swirl and cone shaped.


Cut a piece of duct tape 7" long on your cutting mat
Cut strip in half longways
for smaller beads you can get 8 strips worth out of this one piece
for larger beads you can get 4.  cut these strips longways (they do not have
 to be perfectly even). attach to the end of the coffee straw
 (always attach the wider end of your strip) and
 then just start wrapping around the straw. when you finish rolling
 the strip cut bead off extra part of straw. Bottom right photo shows you
 how the bead will look from the side.



Cut a piece of duct tape 9" long on your cutting mat
Cut strip in half longways
then from top right to bottom left (on each half) cut diagonal.
Place wider side of strip on end of straw.
 then just start wrapping around the straw, making sure you keep
 it centered while rolling.  Always keep in the middle. If you go astray
 it is ok just unroll and start again. when you finish rolling
 the strip cut bead off extra part of straw. 


Cut a piece of duct tape 9" long on your cutting mat
Cut strip in half longways
then from top right to bottom left (on each half) cut diagonal.
Place wider side of strip on end of straw.
 then just start wrapping around the straw, On this one you just need to make
 sure the left side of the strip is rolled on top of each other. that way you make the rest spiral on the right. If you go astray it is ok just unroll and start again. 
when you finish rolling the strip cut bead off extra part of straw. 


My top featured photo with the bracelet is easy to make. You need 2 Cone beads, 2 Small Flat Beads, 1 Large Flat Bead, 4 Pony Beads and stretchy cord.


Happy Crafting. 

If you have any questions, Please let me know.


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5 comments:

  1. Hi my name is Beth, and I'm the author of CleanJewelry. We post pretty much everything about jewelry - knock-off jewelry, celebrity jewelry, jewelry care - and DIY projects! I hope you'll take a look :)

    I wanted to let you know I am featuring your post on your DIY Duct Tape Beads.

    Here is the information about when to expect your post to go live.

    Date of post: 5/3/2013

    Time of post: 11am EST

    I would appreciate any love you could send my way. Tweet it, Pin it, Facebook it, Google+ it, call CNN! :-)

    I will be updating my Facebook, Pinterest and other accounts to announce your project.

    And if you have any other jewelry projects or posts you'd like us to feature, just let me know, or you can always submit them here.

    Thank you!
    Beth

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  2. I'd like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend at thejennyevolution.com. And who knows, you may just get featured next week.

    Jennifer
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  3. What a party last week on Friday Flash Blog! Thanks for joining us. I hope you’ve visited some of the other community members and you're having a splendid week.

    Jennifer
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  4. Ohhh, what a great way to use duct tape! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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