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07 October 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Wearable Art

Wearable Art

Wikipedia, the web based encyclopedia defines wearable art as; individually designed pieces usually hand made clothing or jewelry created as fine or expressive art.  The term wearable art implies that the work is intended to be accepted as a serious unique artistic creation or statement. Wearing paper bead jewelry is certainly making a statement: Beautiful […]

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26 September 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Paper Beads By Sanja

Paper Beads By Sanja

Sanja, is an avid crafter and has perfected the skill of making paper beads.  She is sharing with us one the many ways paper beads can be made from, in this case she took an old calendar with the beautiful colors of purple and lavender and it came out beautifully!  The image she sent me […]

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17 September 2010 ~ 7 Comments

My Paper Beads – by Cathy

My Paper Beads – by Cathy

We are always looking for tips, ideas on how to make cutting the triangle strips easier and most importantly uniform in shape.  Cathy,  would like to share with us how she cut her triangle paper with a rotary cutter – primary use is to cut fabric for quilting.  Here is a step by step in […]

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15 August 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Finds At The Pasadena Bead Show

Finds At The Pasadena Bead Show

The Pasadena Bead and Design Show is held twice area in the beautiful city of Pasadena, California.  I am fortunate to live just 30 minutes away, Kayla and I spent a day just looking, getting ideas and talking with talented jewelry makers and artists.  One of the exhibits there is by fiber artist Barbara de […]

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10 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Beaded Flowers by Linda

Beaded Flowers by Linda

I am sharing with you today the work of Linda Barnett.  Aside from her new hobby of making paper beads, she makes these beautiful beaded flowers, a craft that she learned from her grandmother.  Linda lives in the U.K. but was kind enough to send me her beautiful flowers, it is not too late for […]

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08 August 2010 ~ 3 Comments

My Paper Beads – by Hilde and Deb

My Paper Beads – by Hilde and Deb

I am going to share with you what Hilde and Deb did with their trade beads.  It is always fun how each one of us came up with ideas on how to use the paper beads. This guy is so cute! Hilde describes her work best: “As you knoxw from my previous work, I like […]

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01 August 2010 ~ 6 Comments

My Paper Beads – by Ralitsa

My Paper Beads – by Ralitsa

I got to know Ralitsa when she asked me if she could post my kumihimo tutorial on her blog which led me to visit her blog and I was amazed by the beautiful paper beads she made out of paper napkins!  I talked her into doing a video tutorial:) They’re like peppermint candy, don’t you […]

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25 July 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Paper Bead Trade Creations

Paper Bead Trade Creations

We have concluded the Paper Bead Trade and I’d say that it was successful because of all the nice people who participated, who stayed committed to the project with enthusiasm and genuine interest in each others work.  We have somehow came to know each other here.  Here’s some of beautiful creations from Elim, Liz, Deina […]

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22 July 2010 ~ 7 Comments

My Paper Beads – by Christine

My Paper Beads – by Christine

Catherine got her kit today and made a necklace and earrings!  She said in her email to me that she has very little experience at jewelry making, but I think she did a marvelous job.  Every one of you got one or two of the saucer shaped bead, and she made that to be the […]

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17 July 2010 ~ 8 Comments

…And the Trade Goes On!

…And the Trade Goes On!

Kayla just finished her paper beads today, and we have also received Lynn’s.  We are mailing today kits to those who sent the first batch of paper beads, Kayla and I had fun sorting them out.  I love the thought that we are now connected in someway, when we wear in our jewelry paper beads made […]

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