Pen with Pizzazz Embellished with Tohos Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
Our pen with pizzazz adds glimmer and color to any pen! Make it for the writer in your life, or even just for yourself! Make this lovely pen with your favorite colors and shapes of seed beads. Be sure to check out free instructions for embellishing a Gratitude Journal to match this gorgeous pen!
Step one: Take a pen of your choice and wind a piece of 1 1/16 Inch Terrifically Tacky Tape around the writing end.
Step two: String approximately six feet of Nymo D white thread onto an English beading needle. Press the tail of the thread onto the center of the strip of tape. Run the thread to the edge of the tape and begin stringing the seed beads of your choice. Press them along the edges of the tape as you work your way around the pen.
Step three: When you get all the way around run your thread back through a few of the beads you started with for a second time. Now start the next row in reverse direction and weave back through a few beads of the row before it to secure the design. Repeat this with each row. If you like, change colors each row, choosing your favorite colors and shapes. When you get to the end of your tacky tape, add another strip working your way all the way up the pen.
Step four: When you complete the rows of beads, weave back and forth through the design in a zigzag style a few times to secure the thread. Tie a knot in the end, pull it into a bead, and trim excess.
Estimated time: Under 3 hours Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools Used: Large loop scissors (TOOL-123) #12 long english beading needles 4-pack (NEED-05) Nymo D bobbin white (NYD-WHT)
List of Components: Toho bead mix earth tone (TBMX-3227, qty 1) Opaque pearl purple Delicas (DB0250, qty 1) Iris olive/blue Delicas (DB0003, qty 1) Opaque matte AB lt. lime Delicas (DB0876, qty 1) Metallic dark nickel silver Delicas (DB0321, qty1)