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How to Make Wood Dough

If your kids like playing with dough like Play-Doh or molding clay, they will love making sculptures with homemade wood dough. Homemade wood dough dries to a wood finish and can be sanded down smooth with sandpaper. You can also paint or stain wood dough sculptures. To paint them, you can use any of the homemade paint recipes I have at the bottom of this article. To stain them, you can make a stain by adding 6 drops of food coloring to 1 tablespoon of water. What you will need to make wood dough: 1 cup of clean sawdust (you can get it at the craft store) 1/2 cup flour 1 tablespoon liquid starch (it's in the laundry section) 1 cup of water Step 1: Mix the ingredients together in a bowl until a stiff dough is formed. Step 2: Create your sculptures. Step 3: Let your sculptures dry for 3 days. Step 4: Sand and paint or stain your sculptures, if desired. Tips: You can make wooden beads with wood dough. Here are some homemade paint recipes you can use to paint your wood dough sculptures! Related:  beads

Mod Podge cherry charm bracelet tutorial I’m telling you right now – you don’t have enough jewelry. I know you think you do, but really, you don’t. So I’m here to help you make more. Two things influenced the creation of this DIY charm bracelet. 1) I’ve been trying to spice up my wardrobe, as I mentioned a few months ago and 2) Plaid has new Mod Podge products! The fancy new products include new formulas as well as Podgeables, which are fun surfaces to decoupage on. The line includes these charms. I’m always skeptical about new product in general. Gather These Supplies Mod Podge MatteMod Podge Dimensional MagicMod Podge Podgeable Shapes – BasicMod Podge Tracing Templates – Basic Shapes FolkArt paint – Buttercup and a stylus (this part is optional) Fabric – scraps will work Jewelry making supplies – I used a chain, lobster claw and five jump rings Paintbrush Scissors Pen Here are your two best friends in this project. Prepare the fabric with Mod Podge. This is where the templates come in handy. This is the fun part.

Beading Tutorial: Double Spiral Flutterby Double Spiral Necklace The best thing about a simple beading technique is it’s adaptability. Take a basic stitch and add different colors, shapes, and patterns, and you have a unique design all your own. It’s the simple techniques that we reach for again and again, because we know they can get the job done. One of my favorite stitches is the double spiral. Although it’s easy to do, and looks fantastic, double spiral isn’t as common as some other rope stitches like tubular herringbone. The steps are almost identical to traditional spiral rope, with one extra row chasing the other. The spiral rows can be made up of just about anything, though average sized beads (from 10/o to 12/o) are best at the ends, so that the rows fit together snugly. To stitch a basic double spiral rope: On a comfortable length of beading thread, pick up 4 core beads and 7 Color A beads. Pick up 1 core bead and 7 Color B beads. Hold the beadwork so that the Color A row is to the left. Happy beading!

Peyote Tube Beads Making beaded beads is a skill that most bead weavers hope to develop. There’s something so exciting about creating your own unique components using your favorite beads. The easiest and most logical place to start is with peyote tube beads. These simple and versatile beaded beads are very easy to make once you get the hang of flat peyote stitch. To make a basic peyote tube, start by weaving a panel of even-count peyote: Cut a comfortable length of beading thread, and string on a stop bead, leaving a 6 inch tail. Pick up an even number of seed beads, and slide them down to the stop bead. Flip the thread so that the stop bead is facing away from you. Skip over the last bead strung, and stitch through the next bead in the strand. Pick up one seed bead. Flip the beadwork again, so both threads are facing you. Continue adding a new bead between each raised bead, and exit from the other side of the beadwork. The sides of the panel must be even to continue. Happy beading!

tutorial Some of the most enjoyable aspects of beading are the simple pleasures, like combining a handful of choice colors, or adding a sweet motif to a classic stitch. One of my favorite ways to dress up the plain but pretty spiral rope is with flowers. By adding a simple pattern to the spiral rows, you can create tiny flowers that look just like daisy chains. To make this spring spiral bracelet you will need: 3 yards of Fireline or Nymo Czech seed beads in 3 colors (5 grams base color, 4 grams petal color, 2 grams pollen color) Japanese seed beads in 1 color (about 2 grams) 1 clasp or button of your choice For the spiral rope, I’ve layered Czech seed beads over Japanese round seed beads, both to get a nice rounded shape for the spirals, and ensure that there is plenty of room for thread in the spiral core. How to weave floral spiral rope stitch: Pick up 4 Japanese (core) seed beads, and 5 Czech seed beads in your base color. Pick up 1 core bead, 1 base, 2 petal, and 2 base color beads.

Beading Tutorial: Spiral Peyote Any technique that has a spiral is usually high up on a beader’s list of favorite stitches. Not only are the projects beautiful and eye-catching, but they are lots of fun to do. Spiral peyote is one of the most adaptable forms of spiral beadwork. Just by changing the arrangement of the beads, you can create nearly endless looks and patterns. The technique is simply a variation of tubular peyote, worked best in even-count with a step-up at the end of each row. To Stitch Spiral Peyote: The first thing you want to do is determine a pattern for your spiral. For example, traditional Cellini Spiral begins with 11/o seed beads, then increases to 8/o and 6/o. Like other types of peyote stitch, you must string your first two rows at the same time. For Cellini Spiral, you would begin with six 11/o, four 8/o, two 6/o and another four 8/o. Stitch through all of the beads again and pull tight to form a ring. Once you have your first row ready, the rest of the stitch is very straightforward.

Beading Tutorial: Peyote Stitch Bezel The Encarta English Dictionary defines a bead as “a small ball, pierced for stringing on a cord or sewing onto fabric”. This is a pretty accurate description of the average bead, but adventurous crafters know that there are so many other forms of beads to choose from that they could never be named in one place. Aside from the many types of “pierced” or drilled objects, there are also many different materials that can be used as embellishments in beadwork that have no holes at all. Most beaders are familiar with cabochons, which can be flat or domed, and of course there are rhinestones as well. Some of the most wonderful un-beads are the things that don’t normally appear in beadwork, but which are so pretty or interesting that we can’t help but use them. One of the most useful methods for incorporating a found object into a beading design is to surround it with a jacket of seed beads called a bezel. How To Bezel a Rivoli with Peyote Stitch: Pick up one 15/0 seed bead.

Diamonds Bracelet Overview: Odd-Count Peyote Stitch Project This is a beginner's beadwork project that introduces Odd-Count Peyote Stitch. Before doing this project, I would recommend that you have previously stitched a simple project with regular (even-count) peyote stitch. How do you know if that's what you did, you ask? Well, if you started out with an even number of beads, it was even-count, and when you start with an odd-number, it's odd-count!!! A peyote stitch project that starts with an odd number of beads typically requires a kind of figure-8 thread path at the end of every second row. The secret is to use 2 needles and to work on a beading mat like Velux so that the needle you aren't using can be "parked" by sticking it into the mat. Why would I want to start with an odd number of beads if it's more complicated, you ask? The clasp for this bracelet is a beaded do-it-yourself clasp.

Crystal Bracelet #15 Tutorial : Crystal Bracelet #15Level : Beginner The design is from Thai Crystal Book. Equipment :- Swarovski Bicone Crystal 3 mm.- Swarovski Bicone Crystal 4 mm.- Swarovski Round Crystal 6 mm.- Seed Bead 11/0- Nylon Thread- Clasp and Jumprings The deep green color here is Palace Green Opal. I couldn't remember the length of thread I used for this one. Then, make a ring of nine seed beads. Add four seed beads to each side of thread, then cross the threads at a round crystal (red arrow). Add four seed beads to each side of thread, then cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow). Repeat step 2 and 3 to your desired length. End the bracelet with a ring of nine seed beads. Put the threads inside four seed beads at each side (red arrows). Add one new seed bead to each side (red arrows). Add one 3 mm. crystal, one 4 mm. crystal and 3 mm crystal to each thread. Repeat step 7 and 8 to the rest of the bracelet. Yes, you can stop here if you want. If not, we continue the last part of the bracelet.

How to Bezel a Rivoli Rhinestone Way back in 2009, I shared a tutorial for a peyote stitch bezel, using a circular peyote start. While the method certainly works, it’s not the best way to approach these little beauties. A tubular peyote bezel is not only easier to stitch, but also adapts well to all kinds of rhinestone and cabochon shapes or sizes. Once you’ve made your first bezel, the technique is easy! To Bezel a 14mm Rivoli Crystal: Cut a comfortable length of thread - at least one yard - and thread a needle on one end. Pick up 34 11/o seed beads. Stitch through all of the beads again to form a ring, and pass through the first ten or so to secure it. Some beaders like to tie the ring together with a square knot, but I prefer to keep a little wiggle room to help the tube form a smooth shape. Hold the seed bead ring with your thumb and forefinger to rotate it while you stitch. Pick up one bead. When you have added the last bead in this round, you will need to step up. Add two more rows of peyote using 15/o beads.

beaded crocheted bracelet video tutorial I love the look of these bracelets. The turquoise & brown is my favorite, of course. I really love the mixture of color and bead shapes and sizes. This is a great road trip project too! Supplies: a really long length of 3-ply waxed linen thread (at least 3 yards) various beads (seed beads size 11/0) 1 button crochet hook, size 5 Things you might want to know: * T0 find out how long your bracelet needs to be, measure your wrist and add 1/2″-3/4″ for each time you want it wrapped around your wrist. * It is best to find a good fitting bracelet you already own and use that as a guide. * The purple bracelet is almost 34 inches long and wraps around my wrist 5 times. Please leave any questions in the comments. Be Sociable, Share!