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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tyvek Beads in Denver


One more post from Denver, although as I write I am in the Seattle airport on the final leg of my journey back home.  My Mom, Dad and I shared so many fun times.  How grateful I am that we all survived my troublemaker younger years – couldn’t have without their unconditional love.
acrylic on Tyvek envelop
 Making beads of acrylic-painted Tyvek is a lovely addiction we indulged in one cool, breezy morning.  We cut apart Tyvek envelops, painted them with a combination of acrylic paint and Lumiere fabric paints... 
 ...cut the dried paintings into long, narrow strips and then...
 
... twisted the strips around a bamboo skewer.  Some we wrapped with embroidery thread.  The twisted strips were then zapped delicately with a heat gun (ventilation, please).  Push the melted twist off the skewer and the result is a wonderful bead.  


Bet you can't stop with one!

Thanks again to you, Razt and Dad,  for all the love in Denver!













9 comments:

  1. Great idea! Love your new blog banner. Glad you had a wonderful time with your folks! xo

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  2. Those beads look like great fun. Thanks for the tutorial! And welcome back to Alaska. I'm afraid we got a bit of the rain forest up here in the north this weekend.
    xoxo

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  3. Hey : new hearder : hi there Sus !!!
    Yes bead making is fun, working with tyvek is fun (bought a metre I think on the last crafts fair)
    Great you had such a wonderful time with your parents !
    So do I get this right: your mom sang the "mom song" some odd years ago ??? ;-)
    (ha we're all a bit difficult from time to time !)

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  4. Denver seems like a great place to visit!
    I hope the sunshine follows you back to your little bit of heaven on stilts!

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  5. sounds like you had a great time reconnecting with family
    love your tyvek beads, did you prep the envelopes with gesso, or just paint straight onto them?

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  6. Those beads look like lots of fun- might have to try that myself! So glad you had a good visit with your parents.

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  7. p.s. thank you for not making us go through that wonky work verification stuff- half the time I can't decipher it!

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  8. Wunderhübsch! Paperpearls. Glaube ich gern, dass man da kaum aufhören kann zu perlen ;)

    Liebe Grüße . Tabea

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