First Blush – day 6

Posted on Jan 6, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 7 comments

Leaf beads usually come in leaf colors; green, brown, gold, silver…….I just love these vintage leaf charms in blush pink.  They are a part of my purchase from Pasadena Bead and Design Show two years ago.  Kayla and I are looking forward to going again next week not as exhibitors but just to “see and look” what they have.  I couldn’t seem to stop painting paper beads, why?  Because I can now, match any color that I like in paper beads!  Fort this project, I used pink blush acrylic paint, beige acrylic as primer, big round paper beads and nail art deco paint.


I love the shape of these big round beads, I can do so many things with them.


And here, is a short tutorial on it…..

I think this is my favorite color of pink, isn’t this what you call baby pink ?  At first it give you a flat or matted color, but after applying two coats of Vibrance, it took on a glossy finish.


I think my newly painted beads is just the perfect beads to go with these vintage leaf charms.


I just strung them into a .8mm elastic cord and voila!



  1. This is gorgeous! What a gread idea! The color of the paint matches perfectly. Thanks for the tutorial Janice!

  2. Wow! I can’t wait to try this out!

  3. I can’t figure out how you cut your papers for all your kinds of beads no matter how many times I try differently and it upsets me cause I love the different sizes and outcomes……any advice

    • Hi Kimberly,

      I have video tutorials on how to cut the paper, just please check out Tutorials. Thanks! Janice

  4. I love the look. After watching your amazing video I’ve got to give this a try. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

  5. Very exotic, and girly….love it!

  6. omg! they are gorgeous!!