14 February 2011 ~ 2 Comments

A Purple Heart- day 45

A Purple Heart- day 45

A heart does not have to be red all the time, right?  I love the predominantly purple(ish) color of this glass heart pendant.  To make it even more special, I added painted bicone shaped paper beads to match to complement the colors. What do you do when you have a focal bead and you don’t […]

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13 October 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Wings Of Paper For Charlotte

Wings Of Paper For Charlotte

Frozen Charlotte’s are German vintage dolls that were dug up from a burned down German doll factory in late 1800’s.  You see them being sold at etsy, just type frozen charlottes and there’s quite a few of them that sells these.  If you noticed, the dolls have missing arms and legs and truly depicts the […]

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07 October 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Wearable Art

Wearable Art

Wikipedia, the web based encyclopedia defines wearable art as; individually designed pieces usually hand made clothing or jewelry created as fine or expressive art.  The term wearable art implies that the work is intended to be accepted as a serious unique artistic creation or statement. Wearing paper bead jewelry is certainly making a statement: Beautiful […]

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10 September 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Got Paper?

Got Paper?

I buy and collect things simply because they appeal to me and I am pretty much sure that someday I will make something pretty with it.  I am definitely showing the signs of a pack rat, but if it means holding onto pretty things which I don’t have the heart to part with, then I […]

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16 August 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Baby Sea Anemone Ring

Baby Sea Anemone Ring

The ring blank that I used for this ring is different than the single loop or the three loop findings I used for the Sea Anemone Ring.  This ring finding has 7 loops and what I did is put two paper bead dangles on each loop.  I used the small round paper beads and the […]

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06 August 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Paper Bead Cocktail Ring

Paper Bead Cocktail Ring

What happens when you take the paper bead clusters and connect it to a ring finding?  A fun, beautiful, conversation piece cocktail ring!  Kayla made about 7 of the paper bead balls using the really small paper beads and some seed beads and wire wrapped them into the ring finding. These are about 7 individual […]

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04 August 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Paper Bead Balls

Paper Bead Balls

These little charm balls are so simple, to dangle as charms or as a connector.  The materials that you need:  head pins or eye pins, 6/0 seed beads, 4mm crystals and 5mm round paper beads.  Tools:  flush cutter and round nose pliers. Here’s Kayla, showing us how: This will look pretty to dangle on a […]

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21 July 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Our Green Version of It

Our Green Version of It

I love leafing through catalogs that I get from the mail, getting ideas (why go to Milan?), and turning them into paper beads after.  I love the Jjill clothing line, they are comfy and perfect for just lounging at home.  This necklace and earrings set, caught my eye, and here’s our version of it in  […]

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11 July 2010 ~ 13 Comments

Saucer Shaped Paper Beads

Saucer Shaped Paper Beads

These funky looking, saucer shaped, button like paper beads came from my sister Joann and will be including some in your kits.  Yay! will be mailing the Paper Bead Trade kits on the 15th.  She tightly rolled strips of magazine paper in different size and thickness. There’s some really big ones. Kayla, incorporated it in […]

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09 July 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Beaded Paper Chains

Beaded Paper Chains

Don’t you just love paper chains?  You remember making them as a kid and the satisfaction you get when you see them getting longer and longer?  We have been making a lot of elastic bracelets and we just have a pile of them.  I was playing with them one day, and discovered that they make […]

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