Tubing Beads

Jun 18, 2019 | Beading Study Group

The June 11th bead study meeting was led by Yvonne Warren, who taught us how to make jewelry from vinyl tubing! The tubing is rather common and very inexpensive, and can be purchased at hardware stores. The clear tubing we used came in small and medium sizes.

The object was to make beads and fill the the tube beads with fabric scraps, beads, metallic thread, yarns, and other small objects. The filled tube beads would be finished on each end with a bead cap. The tube beads could then be linked together to design a necklace or bracelet. Some members also designed earrings to match the necklaces. This necklace design was very successful and professional looking.

Original meeting notice and supply list:

For the June meeting,Yvonne Warren will lead us in a creative adventure, making jewelry from vinyl tubing!

Bring your fibers, beads, charms and other embellishments to make some fabulous and fashionable jewelry made from vinyl tubing from the hardware store.

Materials list:

  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters
  • Fabric scraps
  • 20-gauge wire
  • Yarns & fibers
  • Decorative papers
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Narrow drinking straws
  • Beads & charms, washers, jewelry embellishments
  • Transparent vinyl tubing in various sizes (available at hardware stores & home-improvement centers in the plumbing department; narrow tubing is available at aquarium stores and medical-supply stores)

As always, if you do not want to create the monthly project, please bring your own project to work on. We just want you there. Call Carolyn Granados if you have questions. Note that this meeting is again at the Sierra 2 Center in Curtis Park, Room 10.