Tuesday, March 22, 2011

embellished shoulders tutorial

I am loving the current fashion of trend of embellished shoulders. I am seeing it everywhere and I think it is a fun way to wear a little bling. And of course I had to come up with an easy way to create my own!


I started with a black jersey tunic

and used my new favorite Tulip product- Beads in a Bottle. A little like puff paint but once the paint dries is hardens up and feels and looks like beads on the surface. It is machine washable and permanent.
Beads in a Bottle is brand new and will hit stores next month!

I used lots of dots and shapes to embellish the surface of the shoulders.





I let it dry over night and just like that I have a new fun embellished tee!

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Nathan and Aimee said...

That is so cute. I thought they were actually beads at first!

Kay said...

wow..that is so cool! I will have to look for this product when it comes out!

jgr said...

SO cool! Now- I can't WAIT to get some of these. Thank you as always for your inspiration!

beka*b said...

That's awesome! Such great results (even better than those examples you shared, if I might say)... Hope I can get hold of 'Beads in a Bottle' locally when it is released - any suggestions where I can find out?


Vickie said...

That looks so cute on you and you did such a nice job. I'm going to have to try it.

Jessi Bishop-Royse said...

LOVE IT!! I wish my hand and my technique were this good... I always manage to drag my hand through or put way too much on!!

whyducks said...


ArtfulLee Designed said...

I love the look of this product. It looks like you have spent hours sewing beads on.

Bonita Rose said...

love this... will hv to look for this once it comes out.. lucky you for playing with it all earlier than the rest of us! xo

" me " said...

very beautiful!!!

HollyM said...

good idea and very pretty! I'm thinking about it now.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That's super cool! What a neat product. I'll be looking for it and spreading the word.

Alyssa said...

Awesome! I am going to make one! I thought at first they were be-jeweled or something! :D

Tracie said...

freakin' adorable!

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Great look!
You are very creative, wonderful design on the blouse :]

Beads said...

The really look like beads. We're going to have to add that to our stock!!

Jenny Stevning said...

So doable! I love it!!!

The Craft-Arty Kid said...

Wow that beads in a bottle stuff looks awesome! The shirt turned out great.


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