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Beaded Wrapped Pens

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Plain pens can be transformed into funky, cool wrapped pens by using Kreinik metallic threads. Kids love wrapping pens! This is a great activity for camp, fundraisers, school, or church groups.
 

Materials:

  • Pens (rounded pens are best)
  • Kreinik #12 Braid in your choice of colors (we used 006, 014HL, 056F, 054F, 055F)
  • Diamond Beadlets®
  • 1" Treasure Tape roll
  • Rhinestone (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Simply cover your pen lengthwise using the 1" Treasure Tape.
     
  2. Peel off red lienr, then start wrapping your thread around the pen.
     
  3. If sticky tape is still exposed, dip into Beadlets to cover.
     
  4. Add a rhinestone to the top to give it a finished look.

Tips: When applying "stringy embellishments" like ribbon, embroidery threads and fibers to double-sided Treasure Tape, you can easily pull up the design and start again if you make a mistake or want to try a different design. When using red liner Treasure Tape it is best to cut with Teflon® coated scissors -- or use adhesive remover to wipe the residue off your scissors.


Kreinik threads available through needlework stores or www.kreinik.com.  

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Hi, MyAuntmimi 9959883. I imagine that this method would carry over to dinnerware as well, but here is a link to another wrapped flatware project on our site that you might enjoy: www.favecrafts.com/Summer/Wire-Wrapped-and-Beaded-Picnic-Utensils I hope this helps! --Editor of FaveCrafts

hi

The pens are very nice, and I will try it. But what I really would LOVE to do is some wrapped Dinnerware----- does anyone where I can find out how?

Very nice project.I can make this for myself andor co-workers so we don't loose our pens as easily or wind up claiming someone else's identical pen as our own.Thanks.

This is very cute and I appreciate the clear instructions, thanks, addie B)

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