03 March 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Paper Beads Chandelier Earrings – day 63

Paper Beads Chandelier Earrings – day 63

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! Plastic beads were replaced with paper beads. This is […]

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09 January 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Cascading Copper Earrings – 9th day

Cascading Copper Earrings – 9th day

We were making the matching bracelet to the necklace that was yesterday’s post but then we realize that it would be perfect as pair of earrings instead.  The turquoise colored olive paper beads complements the bronze pearls really well. We used the same five loop earring finding for the necklace. You can make the bracelet […]

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21 October 2010 ~ 12 Comments

Paper to Paper Bead Idea #3

Paper to Paper Bead Idea #3

I have a collection of paper of all kinds because I hate throwing anything out thinking I will be able to recycle them and give it new life.  With this in mind, my Paper to Paper Bead Idea # 3 is freezer paper.  You come home from the deli one day and you find that […]

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21 July 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Our Green Version of It

Our Green Version of It

I love leafing through catalogs that I get from the mail, getting ideas (why go to Milan?), and turning them into paper beads after.  I love the Jjill clothing line, they are comfy and perfect for just lounging at home.  This necklace and earrings set, caught my eye, and here’s our version of it in  […]

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17 May 2010 ~ 0 Comments

As Seen In Beading Magazine

As Seen In Beading Magazine

One great source for inspiration and ideas is looking through beading magazines and there are several that offer how-to’s and tutorials.  I love collecting them and going through them once in a while.  I found an old article from Bead Style Magazine, their September 2003 issue on Eastern Influence Earrings.  While these are great pair […]

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