I took Abbeeroad’s Clothesline Necklace class and paid for the optional kit. She picked out a lovely blue batik fabric for me and sent along a wooden bead. I had planned to use one of my beads from Magpie’s Scrappy Bead class, but @Magpie was right- it didn’t pop enough against the batik. So, I sanded off the poly coating and applied some copper acrylic paint. I love how the “copper” bead looks against the blue batik. I think my necklace is 22" long.
Very nice! That copper looks AMAZING against the blues in that batik!
Very cool! Both the fabric and the bead are great.
Yay!!! It looks fantastic!! Love the way you personalized your bead!
I tried to paint the bead so it had a brushed metal look. It looks pretty good in person.
And, @Abbeeroad, I would have finished sooner if I had found my sandpaper. I ended up sanding the bead using an emery board, which actually worked pretty well! Thanks again for doing such a great job showing us how to make them and sending me such fabulous fabric!
Love your bead re-do.
Thanks! I had to run out to buy the paint… and found the bottle I had the day after I painted the bead