One of my beadweaving friends recently had a baby. I wanted to make her a small gift that would showcase her love of beads and would be fairly quick to make. Seed beads and babies don't mix well, so I knew anything I made had to be sturdy and kept in a place that would be away from little grabby hands. When I came across a photo of a refrigerator covered with photos and kid drawings, I decided to create a beaded magnet.
Layers of Love Heart Magnet
The simple heart design symbolizes the new family: the pink in the center is the new baby girl and each outline represents one of her parents. I wanted the heart to glow and shine with the light, so I used matte beads as the background and a few silver-lined beads for the heart.
Materials and Tools
Size 11 Delicas in matte cream (DB352), opaque pearl pink (DB244), transparent silver-lined semi-matte pink (DB625), and transparent silver-lined semi-matte lavender (DB629)
Crystal 4lb FireLine
Scissors (2 pairs, one for FireLine and one for the magnet)
Mod Podge sealant
Magnet sheet with adhesive backing
E-6000 adhesive (optional)
Finished size: 1" x 13/15"
(15 x 15 beads)
Technique: Square stitch
A cute drawstring bag and a little tissue paper makes quick packaging for this small gift.
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