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

Petite Pink Flowers- day 18

Posted on Jan 18, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 4 comments

I thought if I wear this, I could somehow coax the little flowers to come early.  Enough of cold and snow!  I am so ready for spring don’t you?  Well, here is thinking ahead; I mixed tiny vintage flowers with just the perfect pink paper beads with a touch of lavender and made bracelets and earrings.  Take a look:

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I seldom make something for young girls or teenagers but this one would be perfect within that each group, although I wouldn’t hesitate wearing it myself.

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The two bracelets and the pair of earrings used up one strand of small round paper beads with 3 beads left over.  You can of course substitute, the flowers with something else.

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Speckled Eggs Vintage-day 17

Posted on Jan 17, 2011 in Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

I visited an antique shop just around our corner last year and picked up just this one thing: brass chain, old and badly needed some luster but it holds really pretty glass beads that reminded me of speckled eggs.  I would love to revisit this post come Easter because this would just be so appropriate.  I wanted to just entirely take it apart but the clasp though very old is still quite sturdy and the little brassy chains is well made, how else was it able to withstand time?  An image below of speckled eggs reminds me of these beads.

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I love the mottled colors that appeared to be flecked on the beads.

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I chose Robin’s eggs color paper beads with a smattering of lavender and green, I thought they complement each other really well.

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The brass water lily pendant completes the look.

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Clustered Paper Beads Bracelet

Posted on Jan 16, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 5 comments

Day 16th of 365 Paper Bead Creations!  I love the look of these clustered paper beads using 14mm blank findings, they look like little fruit desserts.  I used diamond glaze to hold them all together and 5mm round paper beads, the more colors the better.

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Let me show you how……

This is a good way to display your small paper beads.

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I think this will even look better if you add little seed beads to the mix.

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All my tutorials use paper beads because this is a blog about paper beads after all, but you can substitute paper beads with other beads that you have.

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I Heart Paper Beads – day 15

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

Small turquoise colored paper beads are connected with rosary loops to have that delicate feminine look.  A brass heart charm completes the look!

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We used one inch eye pins and 6mm paper bead rounds.  I do believe I have a tutorial on how to make rosary loops.

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If you haven’t been to my face book yet please check it out by clicking the button on the right, we have new painted saucer shape beads.

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Color Of Jade And Jasper-day 14

Posted on Jan 14, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

I always go for big and bold jewelry even before I have discovered paper beads.  I love mixing them with real stones because that even makes it more special.  It took me awhile to find the right stone to go with this big bicone paper beads that has the color of jade, soft green and the darker green that forms a band in the center.  I have always admired the caramel color of the jasper stones and the smoothness of it.  I opted for a simpler style.

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Little spacers in between would also have been nice.

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It is something you can wear with jeans or with a blazer to work.  I love how you can dress it up or dress it down.

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I am on my 14th day of the 365 days!  Kayla and I went to the Pasadena Bead And Design Show yesterday and will post those on face book.  I’m sorry if  I have been neglecting my FB fans 🙂

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