12 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Golden Brooch #316

Golden Brooch #316

The brooch is four inches in size.  It’s made made with beads from leftover gift wrap paper that I hand painted using gold nail polish with glitter. I then sew the beads on top of lace material. The lion button is also a vintage find.  It kind of looks like the gold beads are part […]

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27 August 2011 ~ 7 Comments

Yummy Treats from Manou

Yummy Treats from Manou

Today, I have some eye candy for you from one of my talented followers Manou 🙂  If you remember, Manou made the mini Matryoshka dolls which she hand painted.  Manou just took paper bead painting to the next level in these little sweet treats she made. Can you believe they are all made from paper?  […]

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06 March 2011 ~ 14 Comments

A Gallery Of Painted Beads

A Gallery Of Painted Beads

Here it is!  Paper beads all painted in beautiful colors from near and far away places.  Ladies and gentlemen (drum roll),  I would like to present to you painted paper beads cut from all types of paper, boxes, envelopes, postcards……and painted in vibrant colors!  There are twelve participants for this swap, some of you made […]

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24 February 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Coral Red And Jade – day 55

Coral Red And Jade – day 55

The beads in this set mixed with the painted bicone beads are one of Kayla’s finds that she “rehabilitated” into beautiful necklace and bracelet. I love coral and jade together! I think this can from breakfast in bed to board room 🙂

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13 February 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Painted Saucer Bead- day 44

Painted Saucer Bead- day 44

To paint of not to paint……….Here is another version of the saucer shaped bead painted with Philippine Scene; sunsets and coconut trees!  What more could you ask for? A coiled 20 gauge wire is not only functional but a pretty addition to the pendant. White olive shaped paper beads is the perfect back drop.

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06 February 2011 ~ 3 Comments

The Color Of Tidal Wave -day37

The Color Of Tidal Wave -day37

The ocean deep blue color of the nail polish used to paint these beads is called tidal wave, looks like the color of “angry” waves. I used nail polish a lot in painting my beads because of the richness in colors aside from the fact that I love the names. Red, is not just red, it […]

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02 February 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Mixed Media Bracelet – day 33

Mixed Media Bracelet – day 33

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? […]

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12 January 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Snow Painted Beads-day 12

Snow Painted Beads-day 12

If you’re like me you get your inspiration from your surroundings, what you see in magazines or even television and the internet of course has tons of ideas.  Today’s project was inspired by snow capped mountains that greet me each morning as I make my coffee.  I love snow as long as you only see […]

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06 January 2011 ~ 7 Comments

First Blush – day 6

First Blush – day 6

Leaf beads usually come in leaf colors; green, brown, gold, silver…….I just love these vintage leaf charms in blush pink.  They are a part of my purchase from Pasadena Bead and Design Show two years ago.  Kayla and I are looking forward to going again next week not as exhibitors but just to “see and […]

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05 January 2011 ~ 6 Comments

I See Zebras-day 5

I See Zebras-day 5

Animal prints I think never go out of style and the zebra print is the perfect black and white combination.  I use the big round beads and painted them white.  Using the Nail Art nail polish I just randomly drew black lines around the bead. They don’t have to be perfect zebra stripes, once you […]

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