Why not material I thought, but the thought of cutting perfect circles from fabric after tracing them, discouraged me. Until---- I thought of the Big Shot and the Circle framelits. I wasn't sure if the framelits would die cut fabric, but I thought why not try it. So, I cut one piece and it worked (but I did have to use a shim). A perfect fabric circle! After experimenting I found I could cut 3 circles at a time. I used retired SU fabric.
Here is the result:
I cut 2 circles for each glass bead- one facing into the bead, and one facing outward or the back of the magnet.
This process was easier than the glitter and not quite so messy.
- Retired SU fabric (or other remnants of cotton fabric)
- Circles framelit and the Big Shot
- 1" glass beads (flower section of dollar store)
- Large magnets
- Mod Podge
- foam brush
- 6000 glue (Michaels)
- Die cut 2 circles using the Circles Framelits and the Big Shot for each bead
- Place the glass bead upside down (the flat side up)
- Apply mod podge using the foam brush to the glass bead
- Place the fabric circle with the pattern side facing down
- Apply mod podge to the attached fabric circle
- Let dry
- Apply mod podge to dried attached circle and attach the second circle with the pattern facing up.
- Let dry
- Apply the glue to the back of the magnet and attach to the back of the bead.
- Let dry at least an hour.
- Clean top of fabric magnet to remove excess mod podge (I used a baby wipe)