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Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

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Tangle Refresher 128 – Featuring a tutorial on making unique wearable art with paper beads

Tangle Refresher!Early last year I posted a tutorial about the idea of combining Zentangle® art and Gelli® printing with foam stamps.

Now here’s another cool idea from the Gelli blog for creating lovely paper beads. The tutorial uses Gelli prints but tanglers can extend that idea to Zentangle-inspired art, with or without Gelli prints. And from these you can make beautiful wearable art that’s uniquely yours.

I don’t recall if I’ve ever made paper beads before but this tutorial is enough to inspire me. I had no idea it’s possible to make so many interesting bead shapes. Simply by cutting your paper into different shaped templates (shown in the tutorial) you can make a variety of interesting bead shapes.

With the exception of the Glossy Mod Podge used to glue and seal the beads, you probably have all the materials on hand to create the paper beads:

  • Zentangle art and/or finished Gelli prints created using a Gelli plate, there are various sizes and shapes available
  • a ruler
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • Glossy Mod Podge
  • paint brush or sponge brush
  • paper clips
  • markers for embellishment

Here’s the link to the step-by-step tutorial on how to make paper beads for wearable art — earrings, bracelets, necklaces — using your very own unique beads.

Of course if you don’t feel like cutting up your Zentangle art, you can always use colorful magazine pages to make some really great beads too.

Enjoy the tutorial and have a great weekend!

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The Tangle Refresher series, aka Buried Treasure, spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past. It can remind you of tangles you might not have used for a while or introduce you to some you haven’t come across yet.

Here are five more tangle pattern gems and a Tangle Refresher from a year (or two) ago for your tangling pleasure. Remember to check out the “More Good Stuff” links below too.

BTW as you enjoy these tangles please do leave a comment of thanks and encouragement to show the artists you appreciate them for sharing their creativity for you to enjoy. And please share a link to your favorite tangles with your followers on all your social media. Thanks!

Zenful tangling!

Buried Treasure from the tangling past
Zentangle pattern: Cyme. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Cyme
Zentangle pattern: Lolo. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Lolo
Zentangle pattern: Kozy. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Kozy
Zentangle pattern: Phroz. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Phroz
Zentangle pattern: Acrosstick. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Acrosstick
Revisit the Tangle Refresher from a year ago Tangle Refresher 100

More good stuff …


TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2016 Edition

TanglePatterns.com TANGL GUIDE, 2016 Edition The current Edition of my TANGLE GUIDE. This instant-download digital eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2015. It's a must-have tool for using the site.
Visit the BOOK REVIEWS page for more details on its features and view a sample page.
Visit the STORE > E-BOOKS page for more information and support TanglePatterns.com by getting your copy now!
If you're new to Zentangle® and tangling, my TanglePatterns.com BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ZENTANGLE is just what you need to get started. Also available en Français and en Español.
Zentangle Primer Volume 1 Remember you can get your official Zentangle supplies here too, including the fabulous new Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1. It's your CZT-in-a-book by the founders of Zentangle®! Visit the STORE tab on the top menu bar or click on the image. For more about the content and to read the rave reviews, visit the BOOK REVIEWS tab.
"Absolutely the best Zentangle Book yet! As an accomplished artist I used to think I did not need instruction on this art form. How wrong I was! My tangling improved by leaps and bounds after reading this book. If you think you have Zentangle down then you need this book more than ever!" ~ Kris H
The Official Zentangle Kit Another great jump-starter for new tanglers is the original Official Zentangle Kit. The Kit includes all the supplies you'll need to get started properly: Sakura Micron Pens, Zentangle Tiles, pencil, sharpener, tortillion, a booklet and an instructional DVD by co-founder Maria Thomas. Click on the image for more information about the Kit and its contents.

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