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

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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Colourful Spools -day 23

Posted on Jan 23, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

I didn’t know what to do with the different leftover barrel shaped paper beads, they are so rich in color with shiny metallic paper they remind me of spools of metallic yarn.  If you are like me who loves funky and unusual jewelry, you would love this necklace.

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Several strips of paper went into the making of these barrel type beads, they are not as light as the other type of paper beads that we have.

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I love jewelry that you don’t have to take seriously, I put this on and your mood somehow lightens up!

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Fabric Paper beads-Day 22

Posted on Jan 22, 2011 in Paper Bead Creations | 9 comments

Fabric paper are paper fused to fabric and comes out with the same texture  as paper.  You can write on them, cut them out into shapes, sew them or make them into paper beads!  Can you imagine the different designs and colors?  Practically endless.

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I chose springy colors to accent the leaf pendant.

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In between are these beads that look like crystals with different colors beneath the glass (one of our finds at the show).

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I really love how this turned out 🙂

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Mixed With Copper – day 21

Posted on Jan 21, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

I did a post on paper beads out of hand made paper.  I remember it being fun and the fact that I did not really know what the outcome was going to be added to the excitement that is part of process when you make something.  If I were watching a movie I would have pressed the fast forward button and go to the finished end.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the process, it’s the waiting to dry in between coatings of paint or glue that makes me impatient.  The beads turned out more of Victorian, don’t you think?

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The rose colored chains we thought would complement the beads really well.

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It turned out dainty and feminine and light as a feather.

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I will do a separate post announcing the painted beads swap!

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