06 March 2011 ~ 14 Comments



A Gallery Of Painted Beads


Here it is!  Paper beads all painted in beautiful colors from near and far away places.  Ladies and gentlemen (drum roll),  I would like to present to you painted paper beads cut from all types of paper, boxes, envelopes, postcards……and painted in vibrant colors!  There are twelve participants for this swap, some of you made several using different mediums.

Manou’s beads are painted to look like “Matriochkas” or Russian Dolls.  These pictures doesn’t really do justice they are more exquisite in person.  The details on the tiny faces are just amazing!

Manou's Painted Beads

Manou's Painted Beads

She also made little mushrooms to go with the whimsical theme.

Manou's beads

Manou's beads

More Matriochkas

Manou's Beads

Manou's Beads

Little cat faces.

Manou's beads

Manou's beads

Blue and white polka dots.

Manou's beads

Manou's beads

Manou's beads

Manou's beads

Manou's beads

Manou's beads

I think Manou has mastered the bicone shaped beads. Love the lime green.

Manou's Beads

Manou's Beads

In this group, she has a couple of small saucer shaped beads that can be used as button closure.

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Claire’s beads are vibrant red, she said she made them from paper with different prints on them that are still visible after painting them making each one different.  You can see more of her paper beads at her blog, Papel Hilo.

Claire's Beads

Claire's Beads

From Lizbeth, olive shapes in what look like painted with water colors.

Lizbeth's Beads

Lizbeth's Beads

Elim’s beads are perfect bicone shapes, you can see a watch she made with pink paper beads and crystals at her website ngirlscrafts.

Elim's Beads

Elim's Beads


Jane made tube beads in different sizes which shimmers in what looks like frosted nail polish paint.

Jane's Beads

Jane's Beads

Linda’s beads are painted a nice lavender color.  Linda has an etsy shop More To Adore and she has some beautiful paper beads jewelry, please check her out.

Linda's Beads

Linda's Beads

Denise of JewelryByDenise, has a nice collection in her etsy shop including paper beads jewelry.  She also perfected the olive shaped paper beads, she painted them in pretty coral red.

Denise's Beads

Denise's Beads

Deb, painted her beads in pretty pastels.

Deb's Beads

Deb's Beads

Gisela, experimented on different kinds of medium.  It is such a treat to see all the different designs she did on these beads.

The barrel shaped bead were painted with random colors, after painting them with a solid blue background, using small brush.

Gisela's Beads

Gisela's Beads

Cone shaped beads that looks like cocoons, were sponged with multiple colors.

Gisela's Beads

Gisela's Beads

I really love how these turned out, she also did this with multiple colors using small sponge.

Gisela's beads

Gisela's beads

The cobalt blue and green combination is also very pretty, Gisela painted the paper first before rolling them into beads.

Gisela's Beads

Gisela's Beads

These beads are so pretty with gold and brown combined.  Gisela painted and then stamped the paper, you can see the leaf designs that she stamped on the paper.

Gisela's Beads

Gisela's Beads

Gisela came up with creative ideas on how to paint the beads,  for these olive green(ish) barrel beads, she put the beads in a jar with small amounts of different color paints!  How creative is that?

Gisela's Beads

Gisela's Beads

Belinda of cassiscraft came up with long skinny red beads that are perfect tube shapes.  They would just be great mixed with crystals or glass beads.  Belinda’s website is a hodgepodge of different crafts, so much inspiration….

Belinda's Beads

Belinda's Beads

Donna’s beads reminded her of a “Starry Night” in Southern Georgia.  They do twinkle like stars, in what I would call midnight blue and deep purple.

Donna's Beads

Donna's Beads

Last but not least, are Kathy’s beads. I love the chunky beads that are made out of boxes or heavier paper material and painted in metallic colors.

Kathy's Beads

Kathy's Beads

It is so inspiring to see the different creative work that you all did.  I have learned so much from this swap and I hope you did too.  Kayla is in charged of putting them together as a kit, we will include some of our paper beads as filler beads.  Until the next swap…….thank you!

14 Responses to “A Gallery Of Painted Beads”

  1. aswathy gopalakrishnan 16 December 2011 at 7:26 am Permalink

    woww..absolutely amazing colours..love it..:)

  2. Deb 9 March 2011 at 8:31 am Permalink

    What a Beautiful job everyone did on their beads! I can’t believe how Manou painted those cute faces on hers. Too cute!

  3. ann 7 March 2011 at 6:30 pm Permalink

    cant get over how awesome these beads all are. all are work of art done by wonderful women from far away places. we get to wear pieces of jewelries hand made by friends we havent met personally but know in our hearts the effort they gave to make each bead! touching and inspiring! thanks to this blog janice and kayla!

  4. Jane McBride 7 March 2011 at 1:55 pm Permalink

    OMG! All these beads are so beautiful! I can’t wait for the beads, from all over the world, to arrive and make them into jewelry.

    Thank you Janice and Kayla for your support in this wonderful swap.

    I would love to do another swap. Now that I see all the variety of beads, my head is coming up with so many different ways to decorate them. Please let’s have another swap, or something…to make our creative juices run yet again.

    Thank you again,

    Janie

  5. Kathy 7 March 2011 at 11:40 am Permalink

    It makes me so happy to be in the company of so many talented ladies! I can’t wait to see the beads! Thank you all for the inspiration!

  6. Denise 7 March 2011 at 8:58 am Permalink

    Beautiful! I especially love Gisela’s coccoon beads and the detail of Manou’s beads. So creative! Thanks for linking to my etsy store!

  7. manou 7 March 2011 at 5:41 am Permalink

    oh! as is beautifully said by Donna! …wear a necklace made of beads from friends all over the world! I love this idea! it’s a beautiful thought …
    bisous de France, Manou.

  8. Donna 7 March 2011 at 5:12 am Permalink

    Wow, I can hardly wait for the package to arrive!! I wear my necklace that I put together from the last swap at least once a week and I always have someone to compliment on it. I am so proud to say that these beads came from all over the world from my paper bead friends.

  9. papelhilo 7 March 2011 at 2:36 am Permalink

    what a wonderful work ! I especially love Manou’s and Gisela’s beads, but they are all so pretty !

  10. January 6 March 2011 at 6:43 pm Permalink

    It’s so much fun to see everyone’s beads! I LOVE Manou’s little kitty faces!

  11. Gisela 6 March 2011 at 5:35 pm Permalink

    OMG, they are all so gorgeous. It’s just a feast for the eyes.Everybody did a great job. The detail work on Manou’s is just astounding.

    Thank you Janice Mae and Kayla for putting it all together. It is so much fun to see what everybody is up to.

  12. Belinda 6 March 2011 at 5:04 pm Permalink

    What a collection of beads!
    Thank you also for the link to my website! :) The online store is being updated today.

  13. manou 6 March 2011 at 4:57 pm Permalink

    it’s wonderful to see the work of other participants so rich! that different techniques to see! what work to take all the pictures!but what fun to see them like that!
    I look forward to my turn to receive a sample of these beautiful pearls …
    Congratulations to all ,and janice and kayla too !
    bisous,Manou.

  14. Elim 6 March 2011 at 4:21 pm Permalink

    Wow I love them all! we all did so good! <3 :D :)


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