11 May 2011 ~ 5 Comments

My Paper Beads – by Elim

My Paper Beads – by Elim

Elim, just like the rest of us got hooked on making paper beads, and she makes some real nice ones.  She also blogs about her other interests like polymer clay and fun jewelry, you can see some of her stuff including a watch with a band made out of paper beads, here. She certainly has […]

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28 February 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Layer, Stack Together – day 60

Layer, Stack Together – day 60

Diamond shape paper beads in magazine colors are mixed with heshi in this necklace which is meant to be layered.  Just like the stacking rings, you can certainly wear two or three at the same time. I love making these, because they are so simple to do.  All you need is medium beading wire, crimp […]

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10 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Beaded Flowers by Linda

Beaded Flowers by Linda

I am sharing with you today the work of Linda Barnett.  Aside from her new hobby of making paper beads, she makes these beautiful beaded flowers, a craft that she learned from her grandmother.  Linda lives in the U.K. but was kind enough to send me her beautiful flowers, it is not too late for […]

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09 August 2010 ~ 7 Comments

Jingle, Jangle

Jingle, Jangle

If you have the patience to make really small paper beads, then this project is for you 🙂  Each of the tiny paper beads, about 4-5mm in size is put through a jump ring then connected to the chain to make these beautiful set that jingles and jangles when you wear them. I tried it […]

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05 August 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Paper Bead Clusters

Paper Bead Clusters

I think the word cluster is a more appropriate name for these paper bead balls, because it is a cluster of tiny paper beads and seed beads all bunched up together to form kind of a ball.  We are coming up with a ring to go with it, we’ll see how that will turn up, […]

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25 July 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Paper Bead Trade Creations

Paper Bead Trade Creations

We have concluded the Paper Bead Trade and I’d say that it was successful because of all the nice people who participated, who stayed committed to the project with enthusiasm and genuine interest in each others work.  We have somehow came to know each other here.  Here’s some of beautiful creations from Elim, Liz, Deina […]

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19 July 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Fruit de Mer

Fruit de Mer

This is one of the projects I have been working on.  We shipped out first batch of the paper bead kits, Kayla patiently sorted them out and made sure everyone got paper beads from all the 18 participants.  The rest of them will ship tomorrow.  You know the feeling when the party has almost come […]

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15 July 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Adorned Cockle Shells

Adorned Cockle Shells

The first time I heard of cockle shells from an old nursery rhyme, Mary Mary Quite Contrary and I didn’t even know what it means.  Well for those of us whose memory needs to be  nudged a little bit, it goes like this: Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells, […]

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12 July 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Etsy Monday

Etsy Monday

I am listing three items of paper bead necklaces on etsy today.  I got inspired by one of our readers Sanja, who incorporates shells in her jewelry making.  I find free form wire wrapping to have really rewarding results and I have been doing a lot of wire wrap on shells which have irregular shapes. […]

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07 July 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Crocheted Balls

Crocheted Balls

One of my passions is crochet.  The only craft where I enjoy reading and following intricate instructions.  I remember first crocheting with my hand when I was six years old.  I crocheted over these wood beads, with cotton yarn and I thought they would go very nicely with paper beads.  Kayla, chose the beads to […]

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