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Out of my box with yarn beads

About this design:

I saw these beads online- did my usual ‘look it up on you tube”. I didn’t really care for the ones I saw on you tube. So this is my “winging it”. I put the duds on there so you can see from where it started. There was some inappropriate words flying around the bead room. The beads were nervous and I was ticked off, but eventually I got some that I liked! ( you know me- I gotta put a story to it)


Wire (I tried 16 and 20). I like the 20 better. Yarn, copper findings, Czech beads and 2 cheap beads. My goal is keep practicing and then use wool.

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  1. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I love them!! I think they turned out great! I’ve made some beads with sari silk and wire. I know the fiber beads you see for sale are expensive…I never thought of making my own. Yes…I have an Etsy shop, called Sixty East Designs…it’s really all one word.

  2. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I have your shop as one my favorites- I didn’t realize that was you1

  3. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    So unusual…I’ve never seem anything like these before. Must be fun to design with!

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Aren’t you the clever one. If you don’t like what you find just do it yourself. Unique designs and very colorful.

  5. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    These remind me of the wire ones I’ve made. Yours are very unique and cool!

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Yarn beads – I would never have thought of that. Very fun and unusual. Very pretty bracelet and earrings. Now – go make nice with the rest of your beads. Happy beads are fun beads.

  7. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Lucinda- you’re too funny

  8. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I love them! I’m not sure why you call some ‘duds’ as all of them are great. What a nice element to add to designs. I might need to investigate this concept. I like how you made the earrings and shaped the wire. Lovely set. I hope your ‘inappropriate words’ didn’t scare them too much. Looks like you all made up and are friends now! :)

  9. kye
    kye says:

    I have never seen this technique. I can see all sorts of possibilities. It’s great you try so many different things.

  10. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I used a 5 inch piece of wire. I used a dab of E6000 and did a loose looping the entire length of the wire and then went back and did a tight wrap and used a dap of E6000 to hold the end. Before I started wrapping, I made loops on both end of the wire that helped to keep the shape after you finish and tuck the ends in. I used a pencil to wrap the wire around. It made 4 loops. A small variegated wool makes pretty beads! Thx ladies for your comments!

  11. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Oh boy, something new to try! These are great Robin. I have tons (almost literally!) of yarn that I am trying for Kumihimo. This is another good use for the yarn. The yarn beads look great for chunky, colorful designs, like your cute bracelet.

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