Archive | Paper Bead Creations

07 June 2009 ~ 1 Comment

A paper bead necklace for dad

A paper bead necklace for dad

.        I prefer to use the magnectic closure for convenience, specially that you need to take the necklace off when taking a shower.      

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06 June 2009 ~ 5 Comments

Paper Bead Makers in the Philippines turning out beautiful paper beads

Paper Bead Makers in the Philippines turning out beautiful paper beads

We have been working with the men and women in the Philippines in coming up with making quality paper beads made out from old magazines and catalogs. I am very impressed with the workmanship and the fact that they are not just beautiful and durable but also, that they are made in a clean environment […]

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26 May 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Paper Bead Ring

Paper Bead Ring

This ring is a very easy project but a nice way to showcase that one single paper bead that interests you.  I found this one bead from a strand of paper beads, I like the stripe pattern of the bead.  The one good thing about the paper bead is the large hole, perfect for hiding […]

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26 May 2009 ~ Comments Off on Leather in Red

Leather in Red

Leather in Red

I made this piece intended to be a man’s bracelet.  The contrast of the red paper beads and black leather cord is striking.  Red in some culture is believed to ward off evil spirits.  The color red also symbolizes joy, good luck, courage…….  This bracelet is finished with wire wrap on both ends, unlike the […]

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25 May 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Pistachio in Paper Beads Bracelet

Pistachio in Paper Beads Bracelet

I am always fascinated by the colors and patterns that come out of the finished paper bead, no two are alike.  When I saw these paper bead, pistachio came to my mind.  I mixed it with peridot chips, and it came out pretty, no calories, you know how it’s hard to stop eating the real […]

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25 May 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Paper Bead Ladder Bracelet

Paper Bead Ladder Bracelet

I used the ladder stitch to make this paper bead bracelet.  It is very simple and very much paper bead friendly.  Instead of using the elastic I used the silk cord with a needle in the end, it last more and is just fitting for “grown-up” jewelry.  Paper bead tube (aubreysbeads.com) in festive colors I […]

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24 May 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Newspaper Beads

Newspaper Beads

I came accross a really cool blog on turning newspaper into spherical shaped beads – A Story Book Life.  I tried to make some, did some trial and error and learned from other people’s comments, mistakes.  After several tries, this is how they look like.  I would like to share with you how I made mine: […]

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23 May 2009 ~ Comments Off on Paper and Pearls Three Strand Necklace

Paper and Pearls Three Strand Necklace

Paper and Pearls Three Strand Necklace

Paper beads and glass pearls make such an elegant combination.  The unique color of the paper beads used for this project, which is an off white or beige color  about 7mm in size (Buy Paper Beads) combined with swarovski glass pearls and pink seed beads, look so feminine together.  The paper beads have bigger holes […]

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23 May 2009 ~ Comments Off on Memory Wire Paper Bead Bracelet

Memory Wire Paper Bead Bracelet

Memory Wire Paper Bead Bracelet

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23 May 2009 ~ Comments Off on Paper Bead Neck Wire Necklace

Paper Bead Neck Wire Necklace

Paper Bead Neck Wire Necklace

You can use different size of smaller paper beads it does not have to be the olive shaped as long as they are small.  You can also substitute the swarovski crystals for other crystals or beads.  When you cut the memory wire from the coil, it is hard and stiff and would seem to be […]

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