Making Aluminum Beads from Recycled Materials with Brent Pallas

Making something from nothing. Does it get any better? Every bead will be one of a kind. You will learn how to basic basic shapes and then how to embellish each one in distinctive ways all using (for the most part) free materials aka recyclable. There's true beauty in those old candy wrappers and every piece of aluminum foil does have a silver lining.
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Materials and Supplies:
• Aluminum foil (including candy foil wrappers, some beer bottle cap wraps, and some double-sided origami fold papers)
• 3M Super 77 Adhesive
• FISKARS Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors
• Bead Reamer
• Block of wood
• Cutting board

Additional Materials and Supplies:
• Light weight rubber gloves
• Lightweight fabric
• Imitation, composition or what is also called Dutch Gold, Copper Leaf
• Variegated leafing foils
• Craft knife
• Basswood 3" x 1/4" x 24" or 1" x 4" wood (actual size 3/4" x 3-1/2", you can probably pick up a piece of scrap from lumber yard)

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Brent Pallas

Brent Pallas

Brent started out doing toy design, packaging and graphics, mostly freelance for companies and editorial illustration. Now he mainly creates editorial craft projects for magazines. The challenge for Brent is to keep it simple. He has found it's easy to make something complicated, hard to keep it simple. He likes projects, especially for kids, where you can see a photo and say to yourself, "Oh, I can see how it's made."

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