9 November 2012

eyelash yarn beads

If you have some eyelash yarn in your stash a good way of using it up is to make some beads. The yarn is melted and the result is an interesting textured bead which could be used in many different projects. I've written up a tutorial if you want to have a go......its quick and fun!

heat tool
metal knitting needle
synthetic eyelash yarn

Care must be taken when using a heat gun. The metal needle will conduct heat so protective gloves should be worn. The room should be well ventilated. Anyone suffering from respiratory problems should wear a mask as an extra precaution. Once beads are melted they will be hot so care should be taken while handling them.

1. Cut lengths of eyelash yarn. Length depends on the size of the required beads. I cut lengths of approximately 40cms (16ns) - this results in beads about  3cms (1.25ins) long.
2. Wrap yarn round knitting needle and pin to hold in place.

3. Melt and manipulate yarn with the heat tool.
4. Leave to cool and remove pin and bead from knitting needle.
5. Size of hole will depend on the diameter of the knitting needle.

Bye for now, Ali


  1. I am defo going to have a go at this, Didn't know that that wool is called eye lash yarn. Will let you know how I get on

    1. hi angela, you can use painted tyvek or garden fleece as well...carolyn saxby does a good tutorial on this
      Very c&gs either burning, bleaching or slashing, ali

  2. They look great! My friend Kaz likes to do this too and Carolyn's beds are gorgeous :)


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