Handmade Beads

For this weeks session, we made beads using a variety of materials such as fabric, yarn, paper, plastic etc from items found around the home.  They can be used as an indoor or outdoor decoration or as quirky jewellery!

Our example of beads made from paper
Our example of beads made from paper

Our example of beads made from fabric

Our process for making beads from fabric is explained in more details in this film we made showing the steps for creating your own from materials found around the home:

Click the image above to access our
film about how to make fabric beads

If you would like further ideas for making your own handmade beads, we have put together this collection of links to our favourite sites that that inspired us:

Fabric Beads 

How to Make Fabric Beads – Easy Craft by Studio iHanna: 


Wire Wrapped Fabric Beads – DIY Tutorial by BlueKatKraft: 


The Quilted Bead by The Silly BooDilly: 


Red Flannel Beads by Stuff You Can’t Have: 


Paper Beads 

How to Make Jewellery with Paper Beads by Mommy Maleta: 


How to Pretty Paper Beads With Junk Mail by Goods Giving Back: 


How to Make Paper Beads by Clumsy Crafter: 


Plastic Bag Beads 

Here is a tutorial to make plastic bag yarn which could be used to make beads suitable for use outdoors


How to make Plarn by Petals to Picots: 


We hope this inspires you to have a go at making your own fabric beads. Check our website for future online events.