This week (bearing in mind it’s Mothers’ Day on Sunday) we’ve been making beads, by rolling up strips of transfer painted Zeelon Medium . . .
We made a large selection of plain coloured straight beads (approximately 3cms wide), with a view to cutting them up into smaller beads to suit a particular design or colour way.
To make bevelled beads (shown above) we cut 10 to 12 long thin triangles out of a sheet of A4 Zeelon Medium, which we had previously coloured using lemon transfer paint, before adding wine red spots for decoration.
We then applied some clear drying Tacky Glue all the way along the length and then, starting at the widest end, carefully wound it round the handle of a croquet hook, before leaving to dry.
Once dry, we painted the beads with Daler-Rowney Glaze Medium Gloss to give a nice lustre and threaded the beads on to a length of cord.
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