Happy Halloween Necklace by EcoHeidi Borchers

Rolled Fabric Beads Necklace by EcoHeidi Borchers

EcoHeidi Borchers spells out a happy time with a super fun Happy Halloween necklace using Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Glue. It’s easy to create your own rolled beads to add a touch of spooky fun. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch EcoHeidi’s super fabulous Happy Halloween Necklace YouTube video tutorial!


Fabric – Halloween prints (pre-iron to remove wrinkles)
Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Permanent Dry Cleanable Adhesive
Ruler (clear type works great)
Embroidery floss – 2 of each black, orange
Plastic drinking straws – cut to just under ¾ “
Beads – assorted
Wooden beads- painted with orange acrylic paint
Alphabet letters- ‘H’ Button (I used Blumenthal Lansing’s Alphabet letter Buttons-approximately 1” tall), ‘A’ plastic letter (found in the mosaic aisle of my craft store), ’P’ metal letter (used in mixed media/scrap booking), ‘Y’ ceramic alphabet letter bead
Plastic ring
Metal jewelry findings – eye pins, jump rings
Cardboard – for using as a squeegee for applying the glue.

Place fabric on flat workspace, with the wrong side facing up. Using the plastic ruler, lightly mark line at ¾” with a pencil.
Apply small line of glue along the pencil line.
Immediately squeegee the glue with a small piece of cardboard.
Cut along the pencil line. You will need approximately 3 to 4” for each bead you want to make.
On the wrong side of the fabric strip, place small amount of glue onto one end of the fabric. Place a pre-cut plastic drinking straw into the glue.
Roll the fabric over the drinking straw.
Place small amount of glue on the edge of fabric. Squeegee the glue with the cardboard to spread into a thin layer.
Finish rolling into bead. gently press along edges for glue to adhere edges. Repeat to create each bead.
I covered my re-painted wooden beads with embroidery floss. For each bead, you will need approximately 1-½ yards of orange embroidery floss. Thread needle through hole and repeat in and out until the bead is covered. Do not cut off the excess thread if you want to tie these onto the necklace. If you are going to thread onto necklace, you can trim off the excess floss strands.
To make a tassel, wrap the embroidery floss around three fingers 10-15 times.
Tie off the top edge of the floss. This will be the top of the tassel.
Place a small drop of the glue at the top edge. Place a 6” piece of floss into the glue and wrap tightly around the top edge about 5 times. Knot the end at top to help it hold.  Cut the tassel open at the bottom.
Trim the tassel ends even at the bottom edge.Completed tassel.
Lay out the necklace the way you want it, then thread onto a piece of black embroidery floss.
Completed necklace.


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