10 August 2011 ~ 9 Comments

Manou’s Matryoshkas

I would like to share with you, Manou’s  paper bead Matryoshkas.  I first saw these when we had the painted paper bead swap.  Manou painstakingly painted each one of them and they are just super cute, don’t you think?


I think she first made cone beads with a wide base and painted each one to look like Matryoshka doll.  Manou visits me regularly so you can ask her questions here about these cute paper bead creations.


Here’s the challenge:  How would you incorporate these cute paper bead dolls into your design?  I need your comments, inputs and ideas!  What I consider the best design idea will win a set (2) Matryoshka Paper Bead Dolls.


9 Responses to “Manou’s Matryoshkas”

  1. Gina 29 August 2011 at 7:03 pm Permalink

    I think these would be so pretty on a big decorative safety pin. That way you could see the faces on them. Put some wire in them so they can be
    Attached to pin, then line them up. It would make a great brooch.
    They are beautiful.
    I am just learning about paper beads. I hope one day to be able to do something as beautiful as these.

  2. Becky 14 August 2011 at 3:31 pm Permalink

    Wow Manou these are gorgeous! I love paper beads and I love Matryochka – beautiful! bx

  3. ann 11 August 2011 at 3:33 pm Permalink

    fantastic! i really would want to have one,just one. . . for a pendant!

  4. Diane 11 August 2011 at 2:16 pm Permalink

    Hello everyone! wow Manou these are very beaautiful,you are obviously very talented and i love these doll like beads youve made,for me first off id rehabilitate my grand daughters mobile above her cradle and stimulate her young mind with all the colours and beauty gently moving around above her, secondly,and being new to jewelry making,id go with a bold funky chunky choker and/or bracelet and really make a statement with them..sincerely Diane (nz)

  5. Denise 11 August 2011 at 12:31 pm Permalink

    I love those beads! They are so adorable and cute! If I could only paint that well! I would make some cute dangly earrings out of them, adding a little crystal on top and I’d probably have to hide them from my daughter, I’m sure she’d love to wear them too.

  6. Gisela 10 August 2011 at 9:49 am Permalink

    Those are adorable. I can’t believe the detail. Nice work, Manou.

  7. Manou 10 August 2011 at 9:05 am Permalink

    in fact, my matriochkas are made from the shape of cones! I’m glad you like it! ( as Janice said, If you have any questions,I will try to answer …)
    For my part, (although I’m not going to participate in this challenge, of course) I’ll see some of these matriochkas such as key chains or pendant jewelry bag! with some gems and some pretty paper beads or charms to accompany …

  8. Deb 10 August 2011 at 4:09 am Permalink

    Wow Manou I can’t believe how talented you are! Those are fantastic! I don’t know how big those Matryoshka paper beads are but I would use one as a focal point on a necklace like a pendant, with of course some paper beads and maybe a few gem stones thrown into the mix…

  9. papelhilo 10 August 2011 at 1:45 am Permalink

    i think of a bracelet made from a chain, with matrioshka paper beads dangling like charms…simple but pretty and you could see well those cuties !