26 November 2010 ~ 9 Comments

The Color of Copper

The Color of Copper

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!  I was spared from cooking, we went to my in-laws who just came from a trip to Egypt!  I am jealous, I wanted to go just to see and feel the papyrus paper.  I would have loved just the plain paper with no prints on them and make […]

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19 September 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Like Blue Caterpillar

Like Blue Caterpillar

The round blue paper beads that almost look like blue marbles are strung with opalescent 11/0 seed beads attached to a three loop finding.  When I open it and lay it flat it reminds me of a blue caterpillar which I think can only be found on children books. These chunky round beads are about […]

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08 September 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Crocheted Cuff

Crocheted Cuff

My other passion aside from paper beads is crochet, and I am always looking for ways to incorporate crochet into my paper bead creations or vice versa.  I love the lacy look of wire crochet and when I saw the black wire in 28 gauge I thought they would look like black lace when crocheted.  […]

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29 August 2010 ~ 22 Comments

Graduated Size Beads

Graduated Size Beads

How do you make three different size (small, medium, large) beads from the same magazine page?  I find that rolling two triangle strips together with the paper bead metal roller, makes a bigger rounder bead.  Stacking three strips of the same size and length will make a bigger bead.  I am very happy with how […]

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25 June 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Paper Bead Trade Idea #2

Paper Bead Trade Idea #2

In case you’re wondering, Idea # 1 was yesterday’s post, Come Into My Garden Bracelet where we used buttons to add to our paper beads.  The paper bead tube is the most common paper bead shape and versatile in the sense that it can be used for home decorating; curtains, vases, purses, etc., but can […]

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01 June 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Seven Days Elastic Bracelet

Seven Days Elastic Bracelet

We’ve made so many paper bead elastic bracelets because they are so easy to do and elastics just go perfectly well with paper beads because they have bigger holes that can accommodate the knot of the elastic and light enough, you barely notice they are there on your wrist.  With that in mind, I made […]

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19 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Jewelry Make-over

Jewelry Make-over

I am a big fan of 99 Cents Store, I love going through their jewelry and taking them apart and use the findings for paper beads!  Kayla saw this bracelet with blue plastic beads.  You can wear it as it is but again, incorporating paper beads with your jewelry will take it from ordinary to […]

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20 February 2010 ~ 7 Comments

A Woven Paper Bead Flowers

A Woven Paper Bead Flowers

We are always looking for ways on how to interpret different beading techniques using paper beads.  Kayla C, came up with this beautiful bracelet, inspired by a pendant using crystals, and you can find the pattern here.  She added a crystal rivoli in the center part of the pendant and finished it with glass pearls […]

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22 June 2009 ~ 4 Comments

Show your green side with the earth awareness paper bead bracelet

Show your green side with the earth awareness paper bead bracelet

What a better way to show your green side.  The Earth Awareness Paper Bead Bracelet is not just eco friendly but fashionable!  It is inexpensive and would be a great present to anyone age 9-99.  The following are materials needed: 22 gauge silver or gold non tarnished wire 10mm diamond shaped paper beads (aubreysbeads.com) tree […]

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10 June 2009 ~ Comments Off on A charming paper bead bracelet

A charming paper bead bracelet

A charming paper bead bracelet

This is such a fun bracelet to make, mixing and matching the paper beads with India Glass.  I used the 10mm paper beads and just different shapes of India glass.  Each bead is between bead caps and wire wrapped with a head pin and attached to a silver chain bracelet. The bead caps are used […]

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