Posts Tagged "glass beads"

Ribbon Necklace and Earrings Set

Posted on Apr 5, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

The nice yellow and orange colors of these small round paper beads, has inspired Kayla G to make this beautiful earrings and necklace set.   Each paper bead is just wire wrapped to dangle on a chain.

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Each paper bead is put on the head pin and wire wrapped to the chain.

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The same thing with the necklace, you determine how long you want it to be, your pattern and attach the dangles to the gold chain.

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The ribbon ends were wire wrapped with 24 gauge wire (any end finding is also recommended) and attach it to the chain.  This looks very nice in the back.

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She added glass flower beads, I think fabric flowers or ribbon flowers would also look adorable.

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For Mother’s Day Paper Bead Necklace

Posted on May 5, 2009 in Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on For Mother’s Day Paper Bead Necklace

This Mother’s Day I decided to come up with a piece of jewelry in remembrance of this day, using paper beads.  I thought the paper beads is appropriate because my mother loved anything recycled.  I had beautiful clothes growing up but they were all bought from thrift stores and altered to fit me.  When she came to the states she was amazed at the things that we throw out that could have been fixed, recycled and repurposed.  And so, it is no surprise that I love anything old and I get excited going to thrift stores in the hope of discovering something old and valuable.

My mother Letty and me at 7 days old

My mother Letty and me at 7 days old

I cut out a photo of her and set it with diamond glaze in a copper color photo charm.  The copper charms matched nicely with a ceramic bead I have with flower designs.  The paper beads I used for this project are about 7-8 mm in size and mainly of white color.  These size of paper beads is great also to be used as spacers in between glass beads or crystals.

My mother's photo set with Diamond Glaze

My mother's photo set with Diamond Glaze

The coco chips I put in between the paper beads makes it more feminine.  My mom passed away 11 years ago at the age of 68 of pancreatic cancer.  She was brave and beautiful and dedicated her life to serving her family and others.

Necklace using 7-8mm paper beads

Necklace using 7-8mm paper beads

You can use the necklace alone with out the pendant or use another pendant, or substitute copper with color your choice of color, gold or silver.  The paper beads can also be subsituted with pearls or other type beads.  Happy Mother’s Day……..

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