A blog dedicated to the art of making paper beads & paper bead jewelry...by Janice Mae

Swirls Of Colors -day 27

Posted on Jan 27, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

Browns, greens, red and other earth colors swirls around these bangles made up of tube paper beads mixed with glass with the different color of the cane glass showing through.  It looks like what I call “organized chaos” because once you put it on it just looks good together.

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It also reminds me of licorice

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Here it is worn with the vintage red bangle 🙂

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Today, Kayla and I will be setting up our booth at the CHA, couldn’t wait to share with you how it will look like, we have a bigger booth this time! Hooray for paper beads!

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Framed In Hematite – day26

Posted on Jan 26, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

Perfectly rounded fuchsia pink paper beads are snuggled inside hematite round bead frame.  I love the contrast of the dark pink and the shiny gun metal color of the hematite.  I was so glad that these beads fit just perfectly within the bead frames.

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matching earrings

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Copper And Turquoise – day 25

Posted on Jan 26, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 6 comments

Turquoise color cross can be found at Michael’s Jewelry Aile, it will look nice with any of your  turquoise color paper beads.  You always hear me talking about my finds at Michael’s, I just find the inexpensive beads and findings they carry to be a great accessory with paper beads.

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All you need is to learn basic stringing technique and you can make any necklace or bracelet with a beading wire, crimp beads and a clasp.

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Painted Paper Bead Swap!

Posted on Jan 25, 2011 in Events and Experiences | 14 comments

Hello paper bead fanatics!  Welcome to the Painted Paper Bead Swap.  As the name suggests, we paint the paper with whatever color our heart desires 🙂  with whatever medium you like: acrylic paints, nail polish, glitter, ink…….what do to?  Leave me a comment, hit the contact us button on your right or message me on our paper beads face book.

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The beads will be sent to me, address will be emailed to you when you leave me a comment or message me.  How many?  I open to suggestions, or send as many as you like 🙂

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Brass Findings- day24

Posted on Jan 24, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 6 comments

The dollar store is a great place to find jewelry components that you can take apart and use for paper bead jewelry making.  You need to be able to look at something and imagine how it will look like after it has been “rehabilitated”, like this one:

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Kayla and I were so happy to see all the cones and what we can do with it 🙂

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Olive shaped beads painted with old rose color nail polish are peeking out from the cones like buds.  Glass flowers  are added into the mix.

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Now, all we need are earrings.  Let’s see what we can come up with the left over cones.

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