Posts Tagged "Hana-ami flowers"

Paper Bead Pinwheels

Posted on May 12, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on Paper Bead Pinwheels

I have came across a pattern for making flowers called the Hana-Ami motif and you can find a simple step by step here. This design is so versatile that you can make it to look like a flower or something else, depending on the beads you are going to use.  I made quite a few of these small ones and big ones, the smaller ones using olive shaped paper beads in magazine colors but mostly white makes it look like pinwheels.  Now, I put them on anything; flip flops, hats, head bands and I am thinking on putting them on candles.

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You can also connect them in whatever arrangement you want for a bib necklace

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We used 8/0 seed beads to go in between and illusion cord or fishing line

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Here it is as an earring.

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Or as a headband, I just use hot glue gun to affix them into a store bought head band

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Another day of taking the ordinary to extraordinary!

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Fuschia Flowers Flipflops

Posted on May 4, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

We had a post on how to make Hana-Ami inspired paper bead flowers.  We are busy as bees making paper beaded flip flops now that summer is just around the corner.  You can find flip flops of different kinds and colors and some of them have really yummy colors like this one.  It matched perfectly with these fuschia flip flops.  We used the olive shaped fuschia paper beads for the flowers and just glued it into the band of the flip flop.

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Here’s the before and after.

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I looove how it turned out!

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I had to paint my toes to match

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Another day of taking the ordinary to extraordinary with paper beads!

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