Beaded Scissor Fob

Gwen Frazier 2004

   
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This is an easy project, but is such a nice way to keep track of your favorite scissors and the rubber point protectors keep your scissors sharp and they will not poke thru your sheath.

You will need:

  1.  Point Protector - these are made by Clover and are actually knitting needle point covers. They come in several sizes and I used the small. These are hard rubber and you can paint them with either Lumiere paints by Jacquard like I did or you could use acrylic paint or nail polish. It will take several coats.  Here is the way they are packaged:

Lobster claw clasp and eye screws

  1.  A large Lobster Claw Clasp (see above)
  2. An eye screw (see above)
  3.  Silamide or Nymo Beading thread
  4. An assortment of beads including a focal bead of your choice
  5.  Glue (FabriTac or E6000)

Directions:

Start by threading a beading needle with a yard of thread, double it and knot it. Thread the needle thru the eye of the lobster claw - draw the needle thru the other end of the thread and draw the knot up to the eye of the lobster claw. Repeat this again. This will secure the thread in the lobster claw and when we finish we will go back and put a drop of glue on this knot to secure it. Now you will start your beading. String 4-6 seed beads on and then add a shape bead (I used hearts, stars, and various Swarovski crystal beads) then add 4-6 more seed beads. Continue adding beads till you have about 3" of beads. Now add your larger focal bead and continue for another 3".

Screw the eye screw into the rubber tip protector. It works best to prime the hole with either a large needle or a sharp scissor end. Once you have primed this hole - screw the eye into the tip end of the rubber tip protector.

Now thread the needle thru the screw eye and make a loop and run the needle thru the loop. I would do this twice and knot off. Once you have finished put a drop of glue on where you have knotted off at both the screw eye and the tip protector end. Let dry and you are finished.

You can also do this same process onto a bone awl as I have shown in this picture.

 
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