After sharing the recap of my bead decorating workshop yesterday, I thought it was only fair to share some tips and tricks with those of you who couldn’t make it!
What you’ll need:
– Acrylic Paint + Brush
– Wooden Beads
Wrap a bit of tape about 2-3″ down on your skewer. If your beads are larger than that, position the tape lower on your skewer; you should have skewer visible from the top of the bead. I’ve found that it works best when you wrap the tape a few times around and then wind it down the skewer, that way the bead fits snuggly over the tape rather than resting on top.
Paint with acrylic paint. You will most likely have to give your beads a second coat. To dry, place skewers in a glass! Be sure not to overcrowd your cup so that the beads don’t touch while they’re still wet.
You can either leave as is when you dry, or then seal them with a layer of ModPodge. If you want your beads to last without scuffing, I recommend sealing them.
Remove from skewer when completely dry and do with as you please! I love making wooden bead necklaces because the possibilities are essentially endless, not to mention it’s so much cheaper than buying something new. You can also make really cute keychains, like this one Becky made!
So fun don’t you think?! You can also rearrange your beads at anytime, making it super easy to mix them up depending on your outfit or the occasion.