Friday, April 10, 2020

Make Yarn Tails into Art Beads

 

Working on my floral banners I was left with a huge amount of scraps of  yarn ends and tails. So getting ready to throw them away I rolled a pinch of them with my hands and that is how I got this idea of turning them into beads. So, mark my word, I am NEVER throwing them away again! 



If you are inclined to try this, this is how I made them. 
If you have a multicolored bunch, mix it well. Take a pinch, squish it with your hands well and then start rolling it until all tails are slightly blended. They won't be completely blended, that is why, you take a sewing thread (I used silk ones for this so as to add shine to the bead) and wrap it all around the bead to hold it in place. Then thread a needle and sew beads onto it. This further enhances the sturdiness and shape of the bead. Sew them in all directions. I had these adorable wooden buttons that I sewed in the center and my beads were done!
Note that some of the yarn will still peek, but I think it adds up to their cuteness. 





And as you can see, I already used them to make a necklace.

Needless to say there is a jar full with yarn butts waiting to become beads :) 


20 comments:

Divya N said...

I picked up so much silk yarn waste 2 years back and hadn't figured out what to do with it - until now. Thanks for the idea, I'll make some beads.

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, I can only imagine how beautiful they will be with silk threads!

Alexandra EyeLoveKnots said...

This is genius! I have started many jars of yarn ends thinking I could use them for something, but then I go through, and throw it out thinking I am crazy, and then go back and forth... This is something I definitely would like to try. Thank you! It's gorgeous! And what a unique necklace.

Marie-Interior Frugalista said...

Oh my goodness these beads are beautiful, Maya! Such a clever and creative idea and the necklace is so lovely and unique. I consider you the Queen of Glamor Crochet!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Alexandra! Now I feel bad for all those ends I've thrown away :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, Marie that is so sweet of you! Thank you so much!

Sum of their Stories said...

Oh my goodness, this is brilliant. I keep yarn ends because... well you know why - too much potential to throw them away - but I've never actually done anything with them! I'm trying this for sure! Did I mention that I love this idea?? !!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Julie! Well, I am so glad of the positive feedback of this idea. Who could have known yarn butts can turn to be so attractive? :)

Lilbitbrit said...

What a wonderful idea, I am looking for a glass jar right now to put them all in. So simple, so satisfying to use all those colourful leftovers and not throw them out. A girl after my own heart.

Maya Kuzman said...

So happy you like it Christina! I envision many jars filled with gorgeously colored tails!

Sandi Magle said...

Oh my, you have created a new artform...with SCRAPS...love it, and dangling from a purse or scarf---how adorable.
From SPSunday, Sandi

Maya Kuzman said...

Welcome Sandi and thank you for the sweet coment and exciting idea! Will try these on some of my boho bags!

handmade by amalia said...

A super idea, Maya. Fantastic.
Amalia
xo

Michelle Churchman said...

This is one of the most creative things I’ve ever seen! I love it!

Thanks for sharing with Creative Compulsions!
Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, Michelle! Thank you for your sweetest compliment. It means the world to me!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Amalia! Things are bubbling up in my head :)

Coastal Bohemian said...

Awesome. So funky. Love them. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday

Lisa said...

This is adorable. I have never seen anything like this.
I have left my little scrap pieces out for the birds in the Spring to help them build nest.
I love these beads!
Lisa

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Lisa! I've read that people leave sewing threads and yarn for birds to make nests, but I thought what happens if they have little birdies that poop inside and whether that is a health risk for them so I was/am reluctant to do that.

Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

Great idea! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 15 for Crafts and DIY, open April 15 to 25. All entries shared on social media if share buttons installed. Won’t you check out my other link parties too?