Heatgun Beads

I’ve just been unpacking some more of my workshop stuff and thought I’d photograph some of the new pieces, some I did before for samples and some are demonstration pieces done at the workshop. Most, not all, are done with the heat gun.

Above: Friendly plastic, shrink plastic and fun foam pieces. The fun foam is good because you can paint and machine stitch it, so it would make great embellishments for cards etc. The FP ones with embedded fibres (top centre & centre right) are also good for stitching onto things – I’m going to use some on the front of my book covers.

Here’s a close up of some of my new beads. The wire coiled beads are done on a Gizmo gadget which I’ve had for ages and never used until now. It’s fun.
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  1. I think you’re beading is like the flu. First one has it and then others 🙂
    They are great! And so full of colours. I really like them. I am planning to make some too in a few weeks.

  2. I really love your beads. Would love to know more about how you’ve done them.

    I’m not sure what Friendly plastic is…wonder if we have that here in the States? And shrink plastic? I’m not familiar with that either.


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