16 May 2009 ~ 1 Comment



Hour Glass Shaped Paper Bead


When I first saw this bead what immediately comes to my mind was the feminine form that every woman in us aspires to be – an hour glass shape!  As I was looking at the bead trying to decide how to make it into a piece of jewelry, my eye is drawn to the curvy part of the bead that just calls for something to be wrapped around it.  I think you can wrap a ribbon around it (a color that would have significance to you), suede or thread I think would look good, I finally decided to try it with a 22 gauge craft wire.  Craft wire comes in different gauge and color, and I used orange on this one.  I think the outcome was more ethnic and different than your usual paper bead.  Let your imagination go wild with the sexy bead (from Aubreys Beads) and make something fun and one of a kind jewelry.

The hour glass shaped paper bead (aubreysbeads.com)

The hour glass shaped paper bead (aubreysbeads.com)

 This necklace is about 18 inches in length and is made by wrapping orange 22 gauge craft wire.  You mix it with other beads and even crystals to make it your own.

Necklace made of Hour Glass Shaped Bead

Necklace made of Hour Glass Shaped Bead

You can change the look of the necklace by using a different color craft wire; purple, green, copper, gold or silver.  I would like to try it in copper I think it will look really neat.

Hour Glass Shaped Bead Necklace w/ orange craft wire

Hour Glass Shaped Bead Necklace w/ orange craft wire

One Response to “Hour Glass Shaped Paper Bead”

  1. Kayty 8 February 2012 at 1:15 pm Permalink

    Wow very pretty! I want to make some now!


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