A friend requested a little tutorial of how I put together the tube beads that Wendy demonstrated, so here it is.
The acrylic tubing is available in various sizes. I used the 1/4" for these beads. Cut desired length with scissors. I use about an inch per bead.
Slip a word that you have printed or cut from a book into the tubing. I used words I printed onto cotton poplin sheets.
Put a large bead on the eye pin, then go through a rivet. I found these flower shaped rivets at Hobby Lobby in several metallic colors.Cap the tubing with the rivet. Feed smaller beads onto the eye pin inside the tubing. Cap the other end with rivet,larger bead, then twist eye pin in circle with tool and twist a couple times before cutting.