A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 297,205
Currently Running With Scissors:
401 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Couture Earrings from Up-Cycled Rubber Seed Bead Packaging: With HOW-TO!  (Read 1187 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
WingsOfClay
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 447
Joined: 20-Sep-2012

I Love Craftster Swaps!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: October 04, 2012 03:25:55 AM »

I am known for saving EVERYTHING--so when I first began making jewelry, I saved the black rubber loop-top "lids" and stoppers that came on sleeves of glass seed beads (see last photo if you are unsure what kind of packaging I mean). Then, last night, the craft muse struck, and I made several pairs of new earrings using this repurposed plastic, plus my own original polymer clay beads:







Here's HOW-TO:
-Next time you buy seed beads in the long cylindrical package, pop of the rubber top and bottom stoppers and reserve.
-Experiment with cutting into squares, strips, circles, or using the top mostly INTACT (as I did in first photo).
-Use Exacto knife or scissors. Scissors work once u break the pieces down, but exacto helps to take apart the oddly shaped "lid".
-Pierce through and run an eye pin through the stuff--EXPERIMENT!

Happy Crafting!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Make it, thrift it, mend it, or make-do without it!
appatite
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012 09:46:22 AM »

That's a really creative idea, I like the thought of using bits you'd otherwise throw away
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Stones and Findings: Stones, chains, pearls, Sterling Silver and indie-designed unique findings!
http://www.stonesandfindings.com
Make it beautiful Smiley
WingsOfClay
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 447
Joined: 20-Sep-2012

I Love Craftster Swaps!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012 08:48:00 PM »

That's a really creative idea, I like the thought of using bits you'd otherwise throw away

thanks!!! to me, "trash" is TREASURE Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Make it, thrift it, mend it, or make-do without it!
SiFi Mom
Offline Offline

Posts: 2339
Joined: 18-Nov-2008

I own too many beads!


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012 11:57:40 AM »

Wow, I'm always so amazed how people can look at "trash" and turn it into something unique and lovely.  Wonderful results, these are eye catching and beautiful.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

SiFi Mom, aka Nancy
Crafting is my mental therapy!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Peachpit TV: Photoshop CS4 Camera Raw Vignette Tip
Managing Large Files in CS4
Brush Resize in Photoshop CS4
Enhanced Smart Objects - PSCS4 Sneak Peek
Printing - PSCS4 Sneak Peek
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Pumpkin Spice Latte
@Home This Weekend: DIY Drum Light
Tute Tuesday: Fleece Puppy Bed

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.