Posts Tagged "Paper Beads Jewelry"

Paper Bead Clusters

Posted on Aug 5, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

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, in the meantime here’s the Paper Bead Clusters Necklace and Earrings:

Paper Bead Clusters Set

This will look pretty all year round

Paper Bead Clusters Set

If you  wind it on your wrist three times it will look like this or you can make a bracelet as well

Paper Bead Clusters Set

Another day of turning ordinary to extraordinary!

Paper Bead Clusters Set

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Paper Bead Trade Creations

Posted on Jul 25, 2010 in My Paper Beads | 5 comments

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 and Claire.

Paper Bead Bracelet by Deina

Paper Bead Bracelet by Deina

Elim, made necklace and earrings set, you can check out her paper bead charm bracelet here.

Paper Bead Set by Elim

Paper Bead Set by Elim

Elim

Elim


Liz, made earrings.  I love the clear crystal and dark pink with gold combination.  Definitely wearable.

Paper Bead Earrings by Liz

Paper Bead Earrings by Liz

Claire also made necklace and earrings, and you can find more of her creations on her blog:

http://laraignee-fauchee.blogspot.com

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I hope everyone had an inspiring weekend!

I must say, another day of turning trash to treasure.

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Fruit de Mer

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

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 to an end and you did not want to part yet with your new found friends?  Well, let’s just go party at another friend’s place, house, blog?  In the mean time, you will see projects that I have been working on, and this is one of them.  I call it Fruit de Mer, because to me that’s what it is, even with the red paper beads nestled inside the shell.

Paper Bead In A Shell Pendant

A great way to wear your paper bead creations is to mix and match with your other jewelry.  This has a bail big enough for gold omega wire to go through and it looks nice layered with gem stone necklace.

Paper Beads In A Shell Pendant

What is nice about this kind of shell, it is reversible, the back is just as pretty as the front of the shell.

Shell and Paper Bead Pendant

This will also look pretty hanging on an organza ribbon

Paper Bead In A Shell Pendant

Another day of turning ordinary to extraordinary!

Paper Bead And Shell Pendant

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Adorned Cockle Shells

Posted on Jul 15, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 4 comments

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, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

Although I grew up in a place where shells are abundant, I have never seen a cockle shell before.  Legend has it, that this heart shaped bivalve is given by sailors to their sweet hearts waiting for them at home.  I can imagine mermaids wearing them as adornment.  It is very fragile, just like the sand dollar – a perfect gift and a reminder to someone you are giving it to: “to take special care not to break your fragile heart”.  It’s the romantic in me again 🙂

Cockle Shells And Paper Beads

They are pretty the way they are,  but for some of us who loves our “bling”

Paper Beads and Cockle Shells

I can imagine wearing this at a beach wedding, or when you are on a cruise……I have been doing a lot of wire crochet and the lacy effect of wire crochet makes it romantic and feminine, don’t you think so?

Paper Bead and Cockle Shells

I waited a little bit in mailing out the kits for some of the other paper beads to arrive.  We have received from seven participants today!  I will be posting that tomorrow and the kits will all be mailed out starting Saturday.  I am so happy with the response and all the beautiful paper beads…..

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