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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Dyeing beads try...

Going through my beadstash I had this mix of beads. they are not anything fancy. Simple regular plastic beads. There were these one beads that were this dull white I could not stand. I wanted to see if I could dye them....

First I attempted lemon yellow rit dye. This was a FAIL. The dye didn't take. 


Yup I got nothing...

Time to pull out the heavy artillery. I thought iDye dyes polyester--which is plastic-- why not plastic beads??

I also selected some other things also since I didn't want to waste dye. Rope trim and a piece of satin.

Simply add packet to the water.. Yup no spills or worrying about the dye going anywhere else!

Mix well, add beads, etc... mix while on a medium heat

Here's the full removal out of the bath... yay  everything took!!

Let the beads dry- they look great

Time to make a necklace! I centered the bigger beads and then flanked the smaller beads at each end. 

Went easy with gold beading wire-coated of course- part of my stash.

with the hook & toggle..


I love the heart eye for the necklace. Really cute!

Here is the finished product... way prettier than those dull white beads. A pop of yellow will make for a good add in my wardrobe!

Not done with these but playing around with trying to make earrings with these beads...




Let's see. I am still working on it. I had company come in town and I did absolutely no crafts or sewing! Must play catch up now...

xoxoxo,
Lauren

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am enjoying your blog very much. I really love how you try out new things. Colouring these beads is a great idea. They have turned out a lovely soft cheerful shade of yellow. Thanks for posting such interesting creative and inspiring crafts.

Liochka said...

I cann't belive it's work !!! S good ! (je ne pas y croire, ├ža marche ! trop bon)

Lovely Light said...

I never would have thought to try and dye beads. Dye in general scares me. You obviously aren't since you have done so many dye projects.

La La Lauren!!! said...

I am just happy it worked out! :) Thank you all!

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