11.23.2008

Tutorial: Pretty Pens

Supplies Needed:
Pens (I like RSVP pens, but any will work)
Red Tacky Tape (comes in 4 sizes, I use the widest, and the narrowest)
Scissors
Heat Gun
Microbeads

Tray (something to contain the beads)






Step One: Empty beads into a tray. The cover a pent with the red tacky tape. I use the widest and the narrowest ones. Completely cover what you wish to bead. Don't worry about lining ends up yet.



Step Two: Peel away the red liner. Then take the narrowest tacky tape and make a clean edge at the top and bottom. Peel away liner.



Step Three: (Take off cap if you wish) Roll the pen in the tray/beads. Cover well.








Step Four: Once covered, roll between your palms and roll in beads again. Repeat as needed till pen is covered how you wish.



Step Five: Use your heat gun to warm up the beads/tape. While the pen is still warm, roll between pals to really stick down the beads.



Once done, they look like this!! It's quick, easy, and everyone loves to write with a happy pen!




Here is a link to the post that someone asked how I did it. I saw it in the gallery at 2 Peas and thought I would figure it out. Fun stuff for sure!!

7 comments:

Michelle W. said...

You've given me a reason to buy that tape again! lol I haven't bought any since I got my ATG gun a few years ago. So now I'll have to get some because I love these pens!

Scrapperbo said...

Fabulous tutorial. Love the pens! I will have to try this. =o)

Louise, that's me!! said...

Totally awesome! These look fantastic.

Tessa said...

I love these! Super cute! Great tutorial!

fishlips said...

WOW OH WOW...These are super cute...Wonderful job on the tutorial and my daughter would just go crazy over a pen like this...WOW!!!!

Deanne Stewart-Mills said...

I love pens covered like this. Love the tip about the heat gun.
Found your blog through SCS forums.
Deanne
xx

Traci said...

Thanks for the link and the tutorial. I've always wanted to make them.

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