Posts Tagged "necklace"

A Necklace Made from a Placemat

Posted on May 28, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on A Necklace Made from a Placemat

I love taking random items that I find around the house and making them into new, fun, creative works of art. It amazes me that a single, random item can be made into something beautiful and something so unexpected!! Kayla G made this necklace out of a placemat.

Would have never guessed, now would you?

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She mixed the wooden bars from the placemat with x-small round paper beads.

side view

It was a little tricky getting the necklace to curve at the neckline. Therefore she had to add more beads to the bottom row which helped the necklace to curve.

front view

The necklace came out so cool. It had an earthy yet chic look to it.

full view

Now that Kayla G has inspired you to make something out of something that you have laying around the house… What are you going to make????

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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.


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


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.


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.


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



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Paper Gems-Hand Made from the Philippines

Posted on Apr 8, 2009 in Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on Paper Gems-Hand Made from the Philippines

I talked to my sister Joann today; in fact I talk to her everyday about paper beads.  Well, we talk about other stuff but since couple of months ago, it has been mostly paper beads.  She takes pride in making them look like something that takes on a transformation (not simply rolled paper!).  I call it “paper beads for grown ups.”  And I have been thinking of a better name for these rolled strips of paper.  They don’t fit into other categories, like glass beads or crystals.   Nor do they fit solely into broad categories, like “Hand made crafts.”  So I came up with this idea of calling them “Paper Gems.”  This would get a little getting use to, but I think it’s appropriate, and helps describe the difference between the fun craft for children and what is  amazing jewelry for adults!  Here is a finished two strand necklace that Kayla made.  Kayla is my assistant, and she has a natural talent for coordinating colors.

Two Strand Necklace made of Red Paper Beads

Two Strand Necklace made of Red Paper Beads

This necklace can be also worn as bracelet!

Two strand necklace doubles as a bracelet

Two strand necklace doubles as a bracelet

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The Necklette – paper bead necklace convertable to bracelet

Posted on Mar 26, 2009 in Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

I can say I have come a long way turning paper beads into jewelry – rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. I look at the different colors and patterns of the paper beads and my mind races along with what beautiful jewelry I can make out of them.

Today, I came up with the Necklette – a necklace with magnetic closure that can be easily converted into a bracelet. I find that it is easier to string them with a silk cord and clam tips – once you have practiced doing this, you will be able to make one in 15 minutes (as long as you already have your color pattern). I think this is a great item for fund raisers and craft shows.

22 pcs. Paper beads (for a 26 inch necklace)
26 pcs. 6 mm firepolish crystal (or any 6mm bead)
#6 silk cord (color to match your beads)
GS hypocement glue or clear nail polish
2 clam tips
1 small magnetic clasp

Step by step procedure or youtube video.

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