Posts Tagged "paper bead bracelet"

The Color of Copper

Posted on Nov 26, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 9 comments

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 paper beads with them.  Anyway, this would be a whole new phase of my life, traveling.  I am hoping to do that next year, God willing. Thank you so much for all the nice comments, all eight of them!  Today, I am going to draw two names to win the two bracelets giveaway.  But before that, here is the Enameled Copper Leaves bracelet I made;

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The beads are connected using the rosary loops, this style has lots of possibilities, you can add more charm to it, make it a double strand adding copper chain to it…….

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And now for the drawing, using Math Goodies Random Number Generator:

Coral Color Beads goes to # 3! Congratulations to January, I don’t think I have your info yet so please email me your address so we can send it to you.

Jade Color Beads goes to #4!  Congratulations to Belinda, please email me your address also.

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Like Blue Caterpillar

Posted on Sep 19, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 4 comments

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.

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These chunky round beads are about 14 mm in size.

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It is a very simple ladder stitch, as you can see the strand of white seed beads are woven through the blue beads.

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For a simpler design, you could just string it on elastic with silver spacers in between.

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Crocheted Cuff

Posted on Sep 8, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

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.  I made the Black Lace With Paper Beads cuff with bright colored paper beads and the Scrunched Up Cuff with magazine color extra small round paper beads.

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This almost remind me of a hair scrunchie  because it can expand to fit over your hand and you can scrunch it up to hug your wrist.  No clasp necessary which I like.

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The Black Lace Cuff is more of an open design and looks so pretty on your wrist.  This does not have a clasp because it can easily be adjusted to your wrist.

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Paper Beads definitely takes this bracelets from ordinary to extraordinary!

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Graduated Size Beads

Posted on Aug 29, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 22 comments

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 these beads came out after dipping them in Vibrance three times.

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First, cut triangle strips, preferable from a glossy magazine, with dimension: 1/4 inch at the base, about 17 inches long or the whole length of two pages of an open magazine section.

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Smallest bead as shown above is made from one strip, medium bead from two strips, and big bead from three strips of magazine triangle rolled together as one.

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I chose a magazine page that has a pattern of black, green and yellow to go with these India glass beads.

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I strung it on .8mm elastic and made a bracelet.

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The pattern on these beads remind me of turtles and I just love turtles and what they represent: longevity, endurance and patience.

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I  would like to take a little survey on what you do with your paper beads.  Make jewelry with it? Just give it away as gifts to friends or sell it? Do you wear your paper beads jewelry? Have you made so much and you just don’t know what to do with it? I will be giving away my little paper bead bracelet when I will have at least 20 comments  or emails.

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