Plastic beads

Materials needed: discarded plastics (cups, bucket, plates, bowls, basins etc.), color, lacquer and thread.
Tools needed: hand saw, an awl, thin metal, pan or empty tin, hand drill, bodkin, awl, needle.

Steps 1

  • Make preliminary sketches and idea development of the bead to be produced
  • Collect discarded plastics from the locality
  • Break plastic material into pieces
  • Melt plastic pieces in a container
  • Allow the melted plastic to cool a little bit and mold into the desired shapes and sizes
  • Use a scorching tool to make hole in them
  • Polish and string

Steps 2

  • Make preliminary sketches and idea development of the bead to be produced
  • Collect discarded plastics from the locality
  • Cut plastic material into strips
  • Set light to one end of the strip and hold the burning strip over a bowl of water
  • Allow the melting plastic to drop into the water to solidify
  • Collect the droppings and perforate them

Steps 3

  • Make preliminary sketches and idea development of the bead to be produced
  • Collect discarded plastics from the locality
  • Shape plastics into geometric shapes such as round, triangle, rectangle, Square etc.
  • Use bodkin or heated metal to create hole in the
  • Polish and string