Posts Tagged "Bead Rehab"

Paper Beads Chandelier Earrings – day 63

Posted on Mar 3, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

This is one project that we took from ordinary to extraordinary!  I found this pair of earrings when I was cleaning out my daughter’s room, Lyra my youngest left for UC San Diego to finish her bachelors and guess what?  I just acquired a new studio!

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Plastic beads were replaced with paper beads.

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This is just lovely with summer dress and tank tops, lazy summer days……..

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Mish Mashed – day 52

Posted on Feb 21, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on Mish Mashed – day 52

What happens when you just randomly put things together, I mean without thinking about design, really!

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Paper beads, wood beads, resin and coconut chips…..

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…..make a yummy, chunky bracelet!

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Vintage Red-day 19

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

One of the fun things Kayla and I like to do on a week end is check out garage sales in our area for some beads that we can “rehab” and incorporate with paper beads.  This is one of our finds, vintage red beads with embossed flower and leaves design.  The designs on the beads is we think Asian inspired and black and gold would look nice with it.  Take a look:

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We were debating on something with red paper beads or black paper beads.

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Black, red and gold somehow spells Asian! Don’t you think ?

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Gold daisy spacers just give it the right accent.

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The vintage beads cost us a whole $0.25 for six beads, love garage sales and thrift stores!

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Cleo’s Paper Bead Bracelet

Posted on May 10, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

To me, this looks like what a modern Cleopatra will have on her wrist, a bracelet made up of recycled magazines.  I have a penchant for taking inexpensive jewelry apart and replacing them with paper beads.  I love the idea of turning ordinary to extraordinary.  I call this Cleo’s Bracelet because the little triangle sections looks like little pyramids.  We replace the wood beads in the original bracelet with little round paper beads, Kayla did a good job of matching the colors.

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The bracelet with the wood beads in the middle had a metal finding that can hold six strands.

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The round paper beads we used has such a nice sky blue color with swirls of tan…..

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Here it is on the wrist!

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Another day of turning ordinary to extraordinary.

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