Paper Beaded Ring – Small Bouquet (day 78)

Posted on Mar 19, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 5 comments

The next three days I will be show casing rings made out of paper bead dangles mixed with crystals and other beads. The Small Bouquet ring can be considered Goldilock’s ring, not to small not too big ๐Ÿ™‚

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They are wire wrapped to a single loop ring finding.

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So fresh, so spring!

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5 Comments

  1. Hi Janice,
    My friend and I just started our own paper bead business. We wear our creations to school, and when people comment on them, we tell them the price, and they often buy them. But a problem that we’ve been having is people asking how we made them. We’d rather not tell them, because they’ll most likely go and make them on their own, and then they wouldn’t buy them from us. We’re donating the money to charity, so we would rather them buy the necklaces and such from us, and we tell them that, but they still would like to know how to make them. What should I do about this?

    • Hi Riley,
      This is a very good question and I’m glad you asked. It has been a dilemma for me in the beginning when I first started out. The thing you keep in mind is that all the information about making paper beads or making anything for that matter is available to the public on the internet 24/7! All they have to do is google paper beads and thousands of tutorials would be available to them including my tutorials. That being said, I think you should capitalize on the fact that you are doing this for charity, maybe have some sort of literature to hand out to them with their purchase. Also, make them in unique colors and shapes that is very attractive, packaging has to be attractive as well. I believe that, teaching and empowering other people will give you success in whatever you are doing. I like the idea of you wearing it, this is the best way to sell your product, do not limit yourself on you wearing it, have relatives and friends wear it too. Not everybody are d.i.y (ers), I find that most people would rather buy it than make it. You just have to trust your product. Thank you for the comment and more power to you. Janice Mae

  2. you never cease to impress …. how about doing some tutorials … some blogs on how to make some of your wonderful creations would be highly appreciated by many im sure !!
    Regards
    Zoey

    • Hi Zoey,

      Please check out my tutorials on the Tutorials category of my blog, I believe I already posted a tutorial on the Sea Anemone ring, it is the same technique used. Thank you for the comment. Janice Mae

  3. I really like the size of this ring and the crystal beads gives her just enough transparency, light and shine …! very successful! I love it …! very nice mix, bravo!
    bisous,Manou.