How to Make Fabric Rag Beads



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Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial

DIY Fabric Rag Beads


Materials needed for this project.
artistic wire 24 gauge
seed beads
burlap
thin strips of material
toothpicks
DIY Fabric Rag Beads

DIY Fabric Rag Beads


Take your burlap, thin strips of material, and toothpick
DIY Fabric Rag Beads

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial


and start by wrapping your burlap around a toothpick
DIY Fabric Rag Beads

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial


Then tie the thin strips of material around the burlap good and tight. I would tie at least three or four strips to help hold the burlap together. You could use different colors of strips, or even yarn.
Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial

DIY Fabric Rag Beads


Now take your artistic wire and wrap it around the burlap and give it a twist to tighten.
Fabric rag beads

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial

Fabric rag beads

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial


Now add a seed bead, then weave and wrap the wire through and around the burlap, add another bead and weave and wrap it through burlap again.
Fabric rag beads

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial


Continue weaving and wrapping the beads and wire until you get the desired look.
Fabric rag beads

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial


Be sure to stick the wire through the burlap (weaving) this will help hold the bead together.
DIY Fabric Rag Beads

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial


Ta Da... How do you like my beads? Check back later to see the necklace that I made using these beads.

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