Beadable Pens: How-To

Take your crafting to the next (practical!) level with metal beadable pens! Customizable, quick and beyond adorable, this little crafting project is such a fun way to use up extra beads or introduce a brand new product to your shop!

Beadable Pen How-To - Cara & Co

And we've made it even easier for you with our Beadable Pen DIY Kits! Choose from the 12 color options that we've put together for you. Everything you need in one little kit!

Customize Your Pen - Cara & Co

We’ve outlined how to customize your beadable pens below, and just in case you need it, we’ve also got instructions on how to remove and refill your ink, as well as a size guide for how many beads you approximately need when using some of our most popular sizes! Everything is here for you - the complete ‘How-To’ for Beadable Pens!

DIY Beadable Pen - Cara & Co

Let’s dig in!

Making Your Customized Pen

1. It couldn’t be simpler! Take your pen, and twist off the end cap at the top of your pen.

How to Bead Your Pen - Cara & Co

2. With your cap removed, slide on the beads you have chosen for your design. Scroll down for a graphic that shows you approximately how many beads you need in some of our most popular sizes.

3. Screw back on your end cap and voila! That’s it!

Beadable Pen Step-By-Step - Cara & Co

Size Guide

Here you can see just how many beads it takes to make your beadable pen. Be sure to mix and match the size and style of beads you use to make your pen unique for you!

Beadable Pen Size Guide - Cara & Co

Replacing Your Ink

Should your ink run dry, no need to throw away your high quality pen! We have refills available for purchase and they’re a breeze to replace!

Refillable Ink - Beadable Pen - Cara & Co

1. On the writing end of your pen, hold the metal middle section (this part twists your pen tip in and out).

2. Pull on the tapered side near the tip and your two pieces should come apart. No need to twist, just pull!

Refilling Your Pen - Cara & Co

3. Holding your tapered pen tip end, twist the small black end opposite the writing tip. This will release the ink & pen tip.

Helpful tip: If your pen tip is out in the writing position, it will be hard to grab the black twisting end to your ink refill. Make sure that you have your pen tip retracted so that the black twisting end sticks out enough for you to grab.

Pen Refill Tips - Cara & Co

4. Slide your new refill into the pen end and twist it in to secure. Push your writing end back into the main body of your pen.

Refillable Pen - Cara & Co

When we sourced our beadable pens, we made sure to find the highest quality full metal pens! You can just feel the quality and difference! Looking for a beadable pen at a lower price point? We also stock plastic beadable pens!

Your pens can be customized with any of your favorite silicone beads, from rounds to accent beads and everything in between!

Beadable Pen Designs - Cara & Co

We’re so pleased to be able to finally bring you these high quality metal beadable pens and we hope you enjoy crafting and creating with them!

Happy Crafting! Make sure you tag us on social media using the hashtag #createdwithcarasupply! We love seeing the beautiful products you make!


-the girls

*The products, materials, and supplies sold by Cara & Co. Silicone Craft Supply are intended for use by adults and should never be left unattended with a child.

***Small objects and beads can present choking hazards to young children. Never leave a child unattended with beads or other products. Always dispose of any damaged product. No product is completely indestructible, and fully formed teeth could potentially damage product if chewed aggressively, so responsible attentiveness is needed for any user or purchaser. Customers should always inspect and monitor their products, discontinuing use at the first sight of damage.

****Once our products have been sold and shipped to our customers, Cara & Co Silicone Craft Supply Inc., waives all responsibility and liability from the use of our products. Customers are responsible that their final products made from our supplies meet the appropriate safety requirements for their region. Our buyers understand that by purchasing our products or using suggestions from the above tutorial, the buyer assumes any and all responsibility and liability for the use of the products.

*****Cords, clasps and pacifier clips are not intended to be chewed on and may present choking hazards.

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Hi Sandra,
Great question! You can find refills for the different kinds of pens under their listings! The metal and plastic pens take different refills. Hope this helps. Xo

Cara & Co Team

What kind of refills

Sandra Schlueter

Hi Cara! I’d like to make the exact mint pen in your “How to” for beadable pens but can you please tell me what size beads & spacers (abacus right?) you used? Thank you!


Hi Mari!
Thank you for your question! We are more than happy to provide that information for you!
We used x2 Abacus 14mm in Mint, x2 Abacus 19mm in Turquoise and x1 Daisy Bead in White. And we used our Metal Beadable Pen in Metallic White.
Happy crafting! Xo

Cara & Co Team

Hi Mandy!
If you use two 20mm beads on a metal beadable pen, you can use a 15mm bead at the top! And with those three beads you can use either two of our small gemstone bead spacers or one of our (soon to be restocked) large gemstone bead spacers! I hope this answers your question! Happy crafting! Xo

Cara & Co Team

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