Posts Tagged "jewelry"

Janice on JTV

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 in Events and Experiences | Comments Off on Janice on JTV

Janice had a great time on JTV this week! Here she is debuting pieces from the new Janice Mae Collection.

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Greetings from the California Gift Show!

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 in Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

Today’s Guest Blogger:  Garry Sullins – Web Developer

Hi everyone, this is my first blog entry on PaperBeads.org.  Janice asked me to step in and cover for her, since she’s busy working the room at the California Gift Show in Los Angeles.  And I’m sure many of you are wondering where the heck she’s been!  Well, a lot is going on for Janice these days.  As you may know, Janice was recently invited to appear on JTV (Jewelry TV) for a second show!  I thought she did really well in her 1st 15 minutes of fame go around, and it looks like I’m not alone – JTV seems to really like her too!  So set your dial for JTV on Thur, Aug 4 – and watch the celebrity princess do her thing!

(Oh yeah, just so you know Janice is alive and well – here’s a picture she just sent me from the show.)

Janice Mae at the California Gift Show

Janice Mae at the California Gift Show

And introducing the newest member of Team JaniceMae:

Kathleen Mito at the California Gift Show

Karoleen Mito at the California Gift Show

Janice will be back on Monday to post her latest inspirations, and no doubtedly share some exciting things that are coming for JaniceMae – the company.  You’ll want to watch this new website come alive:  janicemae.com!

Additional note: We have temporarily disabled comments, where necessary, due to overwhelming amounts of spam.  You may have noticed our site slowing down over the last week?  We’re busy working on it and plan on making improvements throughout the site.  Please stay tuned!

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Elegant Paper Bead Jewelry – Not Just For Kids Anymore!

Posted on Mar 27, 2009 in Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

Paper beads can be made into something elegant and fashionable.  Wouldn’t you rather wear something that is unique, certainly a conversation piece than some fashion jewelry bought at the mall that will just end up at the bottom of your drawer after they tarnished?  Mix it up with other light inexpensive beads and you cannot even tell they’re paper beads – feel free to look at our gallery and get some ideas.

For those of you who already know how to bead you will find  paper beads to be an excellent replacement for other beads such as India glass and stones.

One of my favorites is the Sea Anemone – such a fun ring, looks complicated but very simple, a beginner’s project. (will provide photo, materials and how to)

Paper Beads can be elegant!

Materials:

Silver ring finding with one loop
15-17 pcs. Loose paper bead (olive bead size)
15-17 pcs. 1.5 24 gauge head pins
15-17 pcs. Spacers (for top of bead)
Flush cutter
Round Nose pliers
Chain nose pliers

What to do: Pick up head pin and put spacer and paper beat into it.  Make a loop using the Round Nose Pliers, before closing the loop attach it to the one big loop on the ring finding, then wire wrap the tail of the head pin.  Continue to do this until you have no space left on the big loop on the ring finding, but try to squeeze in as may head pins with the bead onto the loop as much as you can – this makes the ring stand up and look full, or you can just put in 6-10  of the head pin with the paper bead, the result is that the beads will lay flat and has a lot of movement.

Paper Beads Dangle Ring

Paper Beads Dangle Ring


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