Posts Tagged "paper bead bracelet"

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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Paper Bead Trade Idea #2

Posted on Jun 25, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

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 also be easily transformed into pretty jewelry.  I love mixing paper beads with crystals and even gem stones and why not?  Here’s our Idea #2 using 3/4 inch tube paper beads and cloisonne beads. 

Paper Bead Tubes

What you need for this project is: .8mm elastic, 3/4 inch paper bead tubes, 6/0 seed beads and cloisonne bead or any type of focal bead.

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I cut about 10 inches of elastic and make sure to put a bead stopper at the end or string from a spool and make sure that the paper bead with the largest hole will be closest to the knot you will tie at the end, so that it’s easy for that bead to accommodate the knot.

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You will then tie a square knot, right over left and left over right. 

 

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It looks beautiful even among real jewelry……It kind of remind me of Victorian ladies rolling paper beads. 

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Paper Bead Trade Idea # 3 will be the ring and earring set made out from zentangle paper beads. 

Upcoming posts:  Paper Strings and Philippine Outreach Program for Kids

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Seven Days Elastic Bracelet

Posted on Jun 1, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

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 seven strands of bracelets that is so fun to be worn together.  I used olive shaped paper beads and small round beads with seed beads in between.

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It looks nice mixed with the small round paper beads or whatever other shapes you have made.

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We chose black 6/0 seed beads to go with it, we thought it’s going to bring out the pretty color of the paper beads and some African trade beads.

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We tied gross grain ribbon around it or you can just leave it as it is.

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I don’t mind wearing two sets of these!  Ridiculous?  I don’t thinks so, it’s just another way of showing the green side of you 🙂

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We will have another feature of a fellow-paper bead enthusiast and a how to on the paper bead cones, so stay tune.  Thank you for stopping by.

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Jewelry Make-over

Posted on Apr 19, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

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 extraordinary, don’t you think?  It becomes special and a conversation piece.  Kayla painstakingly took it apart and put one inch tube paper beads instead.  Take a look!

From this (before)

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Here it is with paper beads, it looks Roman don’t you think?

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We used the magnetic clasp and white seed beads as accent, the paper beads Kayla chose matches the copper of the finding.

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The little loops seems to be begging for us to hang a beads, we’ll see……..we bought two of these bracelets.

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We will finish the Gold Paper Beads and Make it into a necklace and earring set on our next post.  Thank you for visiting.

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