Give Momma the Glow Sticks and Nobody Gets hurt LOL!

TGIF (Thank Goodness I’m Fabulous!) and you will be too when you make gorgeous beads from glow-stick tubes:

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These beads were made from the stiff protective tubes that skinny glow-sticks come in, you know the black tube that keeps the glow-sticks from cracking before they are ready to use. You can use any tube you like though, even drinking straws but they won’t be a rigid as the tubes glow sticks come in. Watch the video to see the process:

It is a pretty easy craft, first you cut a piece of tube the length you want your bead to be, Cover it with paper (I used the painted rice paper scraps leftover from the rice paper earrings I made on Tuesday) and give it a coat of Mod-podge or glue and let it dry:

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Then embellish with wire, beads and bead caps. It is a great use for leftovers, you can even wrap scraps of ribbon or pretty string around them! (Great, another excuse to hoard our scraps LOL!)

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I hope you enjoyed this project and give it a try yourself. If you have any questions just leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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10 Responses

  1. Oh Lindsay you are so great. Love these was trying to figure out how to finish off my butterfly necklace I crocheted with beads on it and you solved it for me. Love You !

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  2. These earrings are beautiful! Your tutorials are such a pleasure to watch. I always learn something, and (unfortunately) often end up buying things from your sponsors, so I hope they appreciate you.

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  3. Great idea! We have a bunch of black plastic tubes that come from rolls of “pet cleanup baggies”. My daughter has saved them all and I see some paper/Mod Podge beads in my future…..
    Thank you!
    🙂

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  4. Great idea! I’ll have to see if the glo-sticks my daughter buys for her boys have those black tubes. I love a recycling craft too. I hate throwing things into the trash.

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  5. Cool looking jewelry Lindsay!!!

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  6. Those look really neat. Rice paper really adds a unique touch to projects.

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  7. These are pretty cool! We just bought glow sticks to give away for halloween too. Thanks for the lessons Lindsey!

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