21 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Explosion Of Colors – day 206

Explosion Of Colors – day 206

Flowers is a beautiful thing anytime of the year.  The flower motif made of tiny paper beads is just an explosion of colors – magazine colors.  I love making them with gold color findings somehow it brings out the vivid colors of the beads. Flowers……Leaves……Fall…… More flowers to come…….

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11 July 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Double Bicone Earrings – day 175

Double Bicone Earrings – day 175

There is beauty in simplicity, and this is what I absolutely love about this earrings!  What a way to display the swirls of magazine color.  The double bicone bead is made from stacking several strips of paper, depending on how big you want your bead to be. Announcing the winner for the Twister Earrings Giveaway………….comment […]

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20 June 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Knotted Necklace – day 165

Knotted Necklace – day 165

The extra small paper beads when strung has this fluid movement to it and so light just perfect for the Knotted design! Imagine these were seed beads, you have the same effect but not a heavy bulky piece. This just lays beautifully and feels good when you put it on, light and yet eye catching!

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18 June 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Three’s A Charm – day 164

Three’s A Charm – day 164

Making the small round beads is just as easy as making the big tube paper beads.  They are great as spacers and bracelets, the bigger holes of the paper beads make them a breeze to string using elastic.  We are going for the rustic look in the Three’s A Charm Bracelet. Wear one, or two […]

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16 June 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Capped Torsade – day 162

Capped Torsade – day 162

I love taking the small tube beads or what I call the olive shape beads and string them into wire and twist them into a torsade or as a choker.  We did not put any beads with it, the only accent for this piece is the golden bead caps and the matching chain. What a […]

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07 April 2011 ~ 9 Comments

Plantation Bay Necklace -day 97

Plantation Bay Necklace -day 97

These necklaces fashioned from saucer and bicone shaped paper beads will make you feel like you are living a life of leisure.  I can imagine this with jeans or maxi dress and can be worn when you are by the pool entertaining guests or just want to look “put together” as you run around doing […]

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22 February 2011 ~ 3 Comments

In The Midst Of Gems – day 53

In The Midst Of Gems – day 53

I found a strand of semi precious stones in one of my bead shopping Sundays that was very inexpensive, it was on sale for $4.00.  The strand was about 16 inches and just perfect back drop for tiny magazine colored paper beads. Paper beads, lava beads, carnelian, jasper, rose quartz….. The paper beads just made […]

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15 November 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Magazine Color Rounds

Magazine Color Rounds

I am always amazed at the Philippine women who patiently rolled these little round beads.  I think I have more fun with the little beads because you can make them into intricate designs.  You can crochet with them, spiral stitch or wire wrap them into flowers and twigs.  I made these cuff bracelets awhile back […]

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12 November 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Small Saucers And Daisy Spacers

Small Saucers And Daisy Spacers

The different magazine colors of the paper beads were just strung at random I love the different interpretations you can have with The Tree Of Life, with this pair you can certainly make a statement!

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22 April 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Eight Strand-Paper Bead Bracelet

Eight Strand-Paper Bead Bracelet

This is another example of turning a piece of jewelry from ordinary to extraordinary with paper beads!  Kayla found this wood bracelet at our favorite shopping place – the 99 cents store,  you can wear it as it is I guess but then it looks so ordinary, you take out the wood beads and replace […]

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