Posts Tagged "mixed media"

Crocheted Chic Choker – day 207

Posted on Sep 25, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

This is another version of wired paper bead flower motif in my earlier post.  It is more like a 3D flower because the petals can be adjusted to have it flat or standing up.  The extra small paper beads are so versatile in projects like this, they are easy to manipulate and they can take on any form or shape.


I also made one with a bail using the same beads, you can put it on leather or ribbon, either way it will look pretty!

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Merry Mix Necklace – day 178

Posted on Jul 11, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

I put together the Merry Mix Necklace from our Assorted Beads Bag and it came out really pretty mixed with left over beads; pearls, crystals and gem stones.


This is a very simple project using your basic wire wrap or just use rosary loops instead.  Go ahead and try it, you will be very happy with the result 🙂


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Mixed Media Bracelet – day 33

Posted on Feb 2, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

Mixed media beads in natural fibers and wood are great accompaniment with paper beads.  The bicone shaped paper beads are hand painted in swirls of orange, green, red and yellow.  You can use toothpick or really fine tipped brush is used to paint the stripes on the beads.  It came out tropical don’t you think?


I wrapped the wood bead with crocheted chains of DMC cotton thread, and also crocheted together little rounds to go in between as spacers.  If you don’t crochet don’t despair, just wrapped cord around  a wood bead and use other disc or spacers instead.


The big beads are made by stacking up several pages of triangle strips, I will do a tutorial about this as soon as I get my stuff organized after the show.


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