Friday, 5 June 2009

Making textile art beads






















I've been experimenting and making textile art beads with recycled materials such as plastic carrier bags, cellophane sweetie wrappers, cling film (painted and unpainted) and Tyvek as well as angelina fibres and metallic threads

These are just a sample of the beads

If you are interested in making similar beads
click here to see how I made them









The colours are partly inspired by the picture
of St. Ives (below)

4 comments:

Kayla coo said...

Hello Carolyn
These look fun to make.
I will also have to eat sweets, to make them!

Diane said...

You cant fail to be insired by the colours in St Ives - you are very talented - I love your beads.

Clevelandgirlie said...

Yummy beads. Hey, when you heat up those sweetie wrappers - can you smell chocolate?????

Judy Scott said...

ooo jewels! just lovely looking forward to having time over summer to explore your other blog and making some of these ~ bye for now ~ Judy xxx