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The Glass Bunny (aka Nancy Smith) Cabbage Beads Plus Kaffe Fassett Brassica Fabric

In mid 2020, I was searching for interesting glass beads and found Nancy Smith on Etsy. Nancy is a glass artisan who makes her own glass beads via lamp work. The Crucible has an informative article describing the lamp work process. Nancy makes all kinds of shapes including food beads. Inspiration came after finding Nancy’s colorful cabbage beads. I’m familiar with many types of fabrics and thought it would be fun to pair Nancy’s cabbage beads with Kaffe Fassett’s cabbage fabric. Technically, Kaffe Fassett’s fabric is named Brassica but I’ve always referred to it as “the cabbage fabric” – haha. I placed a custom order with Nancy for a full rainbow of glass cabbage beads.

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Beaded Pin Tutorial

Below is a video showing how to glue together crystal and glass bead pins. Following the video is a list of suggested supplies.

Supplies needed for crystal and glass beaded pins:
Additional helpful items:
–Storage boxes
–Bead Mat
–Old pincushion for pin drying (this will get hardened glue on it) or scrap of fabric to secure beads into place while they dry

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