logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Beadwork Site

BellaOnline's Beadwork Editor

g

Making Beads from Toys



A while back while I was out shopping with a friend, I found some adorable tiny devil ducks, I picked up a pair to make earrings out of.
I tried a couple ways to drill holes. The first pair, I used my mini rotary drill on. It spun too fast even with the variable speed, and wound up sanding off a little bit of the soft plastic on the bottom, so then I had my husband drill them. The next pair, I used a large needle with pliers, and just patiently drilled them that way.

Then I put a head pin through, and did a wrapped loop on top of that connected to some chain.

After that, I started looking for things I could drill or that had holes in the design to use for beadwork. I found the little polar bears and dragons above at our local zoo gift shop. They are sort of a soft rubbery feeling material, and pierced easily with a needle. The bears I just push the wire through to make the earrings.The dragons I used the needle I used doing the beadwork, pushed it through, slipped on a bead close to the same color as the dragons, and then went back through the dragon treating it like I would an accent bead.

At the grocery store, I found some cupcakes with decorative cupcake rings on top shaped like butterflies with lots of open areas. I got the cupcakes as a treat for my family, and washed two of the rings, and cut the ring parts off the back and lightly sanded the back a bit more smooth. Since they already had a lot of holes, I was able to use them as findings to hang beads from. I decided with that bright pink plastic, I wanted to use sterling and pearls.

Other suggestions for making into beads, party favors, little erasers, the little record inserts used on 45s back in the day, guitar picks, bottle caps, doll accessories, and dollhouse miniatures. If you can pierce it, drill it or wrap it, you can use it!
Add Making+Beads+from+Toys to Twitter Add Making+Beads+from+Toys to Facebook Add Making+Beads+from+Toys to MySpace Add Making+Beads+from+Toys to Del.icio.us Digg Making+Beads+from+Toys Add Making+Beads+from+Toys to Yahoo My Web Add Making+Beads+from+Toys to Google Bookmarks Add Making+Beads+from+Toys to Stumbleupon Add Making+Beads+from+Toys to Reddit




Domino Pendants
Macaroni Earrings
Book Review- Findings and Finishings
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map




For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Beadwork Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Shala Kerrigan. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Shala Kerrigan. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Shala Kerrigan for details.

g


g features
Book Review- Kumihimo Basics and Beyond

Choosing a bead store

How to Fake a Stacked Bracelet with Memory Wire

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor