Posts Tagged "breast cancer awareness"

Pink Bracelets

Posted on Oct 11, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

October, happens to be breast cancer awareness month also and pink is their color! My sister Joann has been making pink paper beads out of Avon paper catalogs which is just appropriate for making pink color jewelry.  It is just the perfect color of pink and mix with crystals, they are a girl’s best friend 🙂


I made this bracelets using fire polished crystals in ice pink and is available as a kit.


It is just strung on quality elastic, and the ice pink crystals brought out the beautiful pattern in the pink paper beads.


It is a great present for someone whose life one way or the other is touched by cancer.


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Think Pink Paper Bead Stretch Bracelets

Posted on Oct 18, 2009 in How-To's / Tutorials, Paper Bead Creations | 10 comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and if you need to make something quick and easy to give as a present to someone whose life is somehow  touched by this disease, or just to show your “pink” side, stringing on elastic is the answer.  I am going to show how to properly string beads on elastic, not just paper beads (because this is a paper bead site I will be using paper beads:).  You can certainly string swarovskis, pearls and other beads into elastic, you just need to use the right size of elastic for each type of bead: .5mm for smaller beads like swarovskis and pearls, .8mm for heavier beads like glass and stones.  It is really quite simple.

Mommy and Me Bracelet

Mommy and Me Bracelet

Here’s another example of  stretchy bracelet, using paper beads mixed with pearls and crystals.


This one is a baby bracelet, I added the “evil eye” charm believed to protect the wearer from evil spirits.

Baby Bracelet

Baby Bracelet

The materials are:

Materials for stretchy bracelet

Materials for stretchy bracelet

  • Saucer shaped paper beads in pink
  • clear nail polish
  • elastic .5mm (about 10 inches long)
  • scissors or a nipper tool

Step 1 -Cut a 10 inch elastic and put a bead stopper on the end so your beads does not fall off.


Step 2 – String the beads into your elastic, you can follow a pattern or you can string beads at random (which can also be fun).  In this case I have a pattern as you can see here:


Step 3 – Take both ends and tie a square knot: right over left and left over right.


Step 4 – Put a dab of clear nail polish into the knot.


Step 5 – Do not cut the elastic yet, leave it to dry for about 10 minutes.


Step 6 – Cut the elastic with the cutter or scissors, leave about 1/8 of an inch.


Step 7 – Pull the knot so that it goes inside the hole of the bead that has the bigger hole.  Tip:  always put a bead with bigger hole (paper beads is perfect for this) so that it is easier to pull the knot in.


Pull the knot gently to hide inside the hole of the bead next to it. I pulled the knot inside the paper bead in my right hand, so you don’t see the knot anymore.


The petite pink paper beads, comes in strands and you will need one strand for one bracelet (they’re really small).  Available at


I have a few to share to the first 50 visitors.  Just leave me a comment on what you want to make with it.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Paper Beads in Pink

Posted on May 11, 2009 in Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on Paper Beads in Pink

Breast Cancer Awareness month is in October, but the color pink welcomes spring, summer and fun lazy days.  I had several requests for paper beads jewelry in pink, and the other day I got the paper beads with hues of pink, purple and gray in them.  It inspired me to come up with these necklaces. 

Long Strand of Paper Bead and Pearls Necklace

Long Strand of Paper Bead and Pearls Necklace

I made this necklace with pastel pink paper beads (Aubrey’s Beads), and mixed it with left over beads; white quarts, dyed pink pearls and pink firepolish crystals.  It is about 28 inches long and looks pretty worn long or as double strand.

Three Strand Pink Paper Beads Necklace

Three Strand Pink Paper Beads Necklace

This is a very elegant piece, and can be worn casual or formal.  The fresh water pearls I put in just took it up a notch.  Pink and pearls together is very feminine, you put it on and you instantly feel pretty.  The paper beads make it so light and dainty.  You can of course make this in different colors and use whatever leftover beads you have in your box.

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