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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Crafting in Wonderland:ThreadBanger update

A few days ago I blogged about Thread Banger and some of their projects I wanted to try out.  I still haven't gotten around to buying resin, so I haven't made any resin jewelry yet.  I didn't get around to the recycled plastic bottle beads either . . . until today!    :)

I noticed that Jessica over at Zakka Life made the recycled bottle beads.  They turned out absolutely wonderful.  She used washi paper to decorate her plastic strips instead of just coloring them in with markers.  The paper gave them a classier look.  They are truly beautiful and environmentally friendly!  Check them out.

So I finally got motivated to make some beads of my own.  I followed Jessica's lead and tried to use paper to decorate my beads, but the ones I used paper for didn't turn out so well.  This is probably due to the fact that I don't have a heat gun and was unable to find my hair dryer - I never use it, the power bill is high enough.  So instead I had to use a candle.  The ones I sharpied up didn't turn out too bad though.  Maybe next time I'll go the boiled water method.  So here they are.  Only four turned out decent enough for me to post. lol.  :P

Want to make some recycled bottle beads of your own?  
Check out the tutorial on Thread Banger!


  1. How cool is that! I need to try that sometime.

  2. Sorry to hear the paper ones didn't come out well. If you try them with boiling water, let me know how it goes.


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