Wooden beads are great for jewelry making. However, working with plain wooden beads does have its artistic limitations. By painting the wooden beads that you are working with, you can add a little bit of pizzazz to your designs. Painting the beads will also protect the beads from scratching or scuffing.
Regardless if the wooden beads are large or small, painting them before using them will make them suitable for any special project that you have in mind. Here are a few instructions on how you can transform plain wooden beads into brilliant works of art.
1. Place your wooden beads on a board. Make sure you are in a well ventilated area when beginning the painting process. All beads should be spread along the board, so none of them are covering each other.
2. Take your spray can back and forth across the beads. Stay at least six inches away from them when spraying them down with paint.
3. Let the beads dry for at least ten minutes on one side, then flip them over to coat the other side.
4. If you are going to be painting designs on the wooden beads once they have been sprayed down with a base coat, you will want to have a thin paintbrush handy, after the beads have dried.
5. Once the beads are completely dry, begin painting your designs on each side of the bead. Let the first side dry, before flipping the bead over to paint its other side.
Wooden beads create incredible pieces of jewelry when they are employed. However, if you want to jazz up the beads that you will be using, painting them is the best way to do so. You can choose to paint the wooden beads a solid color, or make them even more unique by painting a few distinct designs on their outer shell. Before applying additional paint to the beads, you need to ensure that the first base coat of paint has dried.