Snow Painted Beads-day 12

Posted on Jan 12, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 4 comments

If you’re like me you get your inspiration from your surroundings, what you see in magazines or even television and the internet of course has tons of ideas.  Today’s project was inspired by snow capped mountains that greet me each morning as I make my coffee.  I love snow as long as you only see it from a distance like this photo.  I edited it to pick out what color should the back ground be and here is what it look like:


I painted an already made round paper beads with cobalt blue and as best as I could drew like a scalloped or wave design in white paint to make it look like snow.  I know, I did poorly on this one, I wanted to show you anyway so you get the idea of WHAT NOT TO DO! 🙂


I then strung it on elastic with small round chevron beads or glass beads and made matching earrings.


I love the serene view of snow capped mountains and appreciates the fact that I don’t have to experience blizzards and freezing temperatures.



  1. I think this turned out really nice. I love your inspiration Janice.

  2. this paper beads color are really look like the picture of snow capped mountains that you show us ! great succes…
    bisous, Manou.

  3. Ingenious! I think they are pretty and having a special signifigance is a great benefit!

  4. That came out really nice. I never even thought of painting over already finished beads. Another great idea.