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Christmas Colored African Trade Beads

Posted on Dec 1, 2009 in Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

I love the vibrant “Christmassy” color of these African Trade Beads and how similar they are to the brightly colored olive shaped paper beads made out from magazines and catalogs.  They come in 36 inch strand in large and small sizes.  They are made of glass in an assortment of bright colors predominantly yellow, green and red.  I took out one strand and mixed it with different shape of paper beads mostly the smaller paper beads and made bracelets and necklaces out of it.

Don’t you just love these colors?


The olive shaped paper goes very well with it.


I made one,  with one stone as a focal bead with a magnetic clasp.


Three diamond shaped paper beads in the center, certainly adds interest to this bracelet, strung on elastic.


You can make several elastic bracelet like these:


Look, how pretty they are worn together.


I still have some beads left over for a necklace to match all these pretty bracelets.


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