13 August 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Hammered Hoops – day 194

Hammered Hoops – day 194

I would call this earrings “instant pick me up.” It frames your face beautifully and you can’t help but feel like a million bucks!  Button paper beads in blue jeans color is the main focal point of this hoop earrings. Adding the hammered look to a piece makes it more “designer” looking, don’t you think?

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07 May 2011 ~ 7 Comments

My Paper Beads – Jane Mc Bride

My Paper Beads – Jane Mc Bride

One of the things I love to do is sharing the work of other paper bead fanatic.  Today, we have Jane McBride, she loves experimenting with them and here is the outcome: The look like pineapples don’t you think?  I also love the way Jane made earrings out of the saucer shape beads, very designer […]

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03 May 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Beaded Neck Wire – day 123

Beaded Neck Wire – day 123

When you get a batch of the same issue old magazines or catalogs you will be able to make beads that are similar in pattern and color and then, you can make a set of necklace and bracelet pretty much like this one. I used small button beads as the focal beads for the necklace.

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31 March 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Paper Bead Buttons – day 89

Paper Bead Buttons – day 89

The smaller version of the Saucer Shaped Beads are what I call button beads.  They are easily transformed into button with simple wire coils that is not only functional but decorative as well! Here’s simple how-to: The 22 gauge artistic wire comes in a rainbow of colors, I just love the magenta!

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