In my last post I said I would show you how to make these beads. I hope I can do a good job of explaining how to do this. If you don't understand something, please ask. They are made out of magazines!
First you need to assemble the supplies.
You need one of these clear embossing ink pads.
I found mine in the stamping department at Hobby Lobby, but I'm sure any craft or scrapbooking store would have them.
You need this ULTRA THICK embossing powder.
The crystals are bigger than the kind you usually use for embossing on paper.
You will also need a paper plate,
glue (Elmer's is fine),
and a heat gun that you usually use for embossing,
You can use some of these very thin sparkly threads if you want to add some glitz to your beads.
You can see the threads here by the arrows.
You will need to cut strips of magazines, keeping in mind that the only part you are going to see is at the top or bottom of the page, depending on the direction you roll the strip.
You'll need to sprinkle a little bit of the embossing powder on a paper plate, and a little bit goes a long way. There is enough here to do a lot of beads.
The next step is to roll it on the ink pad. I just gently roll it up and down a couple of times to be sure the bead is covered.
After it's cool, roll it again on the stamp pad,
Remember the journal I showed you in the last post.
If you have any questions feel free to put them in the comment section.