Candied Red Delicious-day 40

Posted on Feb 9, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 7 comments

You paint big round beads in red acrylic paint, that look like red delicious and you have a bright happy beads that you can use any way you want.  I found this bracelet that just makes me smile and I think would make a great teacher’s gift.


I wanted to make it into a necklace but does not have enough beads,  so I painted big round beads with red, applied Vibrance over it and this is how they came out.


When you are trying to come up with a design and play around with it, it always helps to have a bead board, you can also determine the length of the necklace this way.


I added some flat discs as fillers, if you have buttons instead, you can use that too.


And now you have, a fun, happy necklace!



  1. Kathy, Thanks for the advice. I’ll give it a try.

  2. I love this one !! in fact, it’s my favourite painted beads necklace !!
    and I too have made round beads from light cardboard, it’s the easiest way i found.

  3. Beautiful necklace!

    Linda, I make big round beads using light weight cardboard, using boxes from snack cakes. I raid the recycle bin here at work! They are white on the inside so easy to paint and they roll fairly easily using a metal cotter pin because the cardboard is thin. I usually cut the triangle base about 1/2 inch and the box, after flattening is anywhere from 14-18 inches long. Hope this helps!

  4. I love your big round beads. I have tried and tried to make some but I can’t get it right. I’ve gotten pretty frustrated so I gave up. I’ll just have to admire yours.

  5. oh, that’s funny! it’s exactly in the same spirit that I painted my paper beads ! I must still varnishing them….
    for my project, i don’t have yet bead board for design but perhaps i’ll be try just make it one myself this time ? that’s an idea !

  6. i love the painted big round beads!!

  7. This is the cutest. I love the bright colors, it reminds me of summer with popsicles and Watermelons. Nice!