|Three different octopi on a bottle cap.|
Left; uses a smaller bead.
Middle; has a wire attached.
Right; no wire attached.
You will also need hot glue and a glue gun and paint, I used nail polish because mine are all getting old and goopy and I wanted to use up some of them before they ended up that way too. I think acrylic will work but I suggest a couple coats of sealant to keep it from flaking off the plastic. Although if you have matching beads you won't need paint except for the eyes.
Glue snowflake to bead...now decorate. Seriously it's that easy. I used needle nose pliers to hold the bead but the rest of it was pretty easy.
I suggest using a pin to support the octopus so you can paint most of it at once, you can poke it through a piece of cardboard with the point up to hold the octopus where you can paint it freely and get most of it painted in one go. The eyes were just dots, one larger dot of white with a smaller dot of black in the center.
|Octopus bead has claimed this mountain as his own.|
Not sure what I'll use these for yet, but I'm sure I'll come up with something.
Note; When you use nail polish or spray paint, anything with fumes, please use a well ventilated room or outside.
Disclaimer; I want a giant plush octopus or squid...actually I don't know how this is a disclaimer. Oops...oh well. Tentacled Sea Aliens Rule!!!...okay too much coffee for me. Put down the cup and walk away before plans for some sort of giant tentacled sea alien creature project that will fail is even planned out. Mermaid out.