24 December 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Christmas Paper Beads

Christmas Paper Beads

The red and green colors of these paper beads makes them perfect for Christmas jewelry.  Kayla added some gold tone beads to complete the Holiday look.  Today  also I hosted a Christmas party for friends and colleagues and lots of yummy Filipino food, but it’s the dessert that takes the cake 🙂 Kayla and I […]

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05 November 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Paper Bead Idea #7

Paper Bead Idea #7

The paper beads from the rice bag came out really nice.  I was not quite sure because of the plastic coating on the backside, I thought it will be difficult to glue  together.  I used super tacky glue and the result was nicely shaped beads that I know can withstand wear and tear. Looking at […]

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03 November 2010 ~ 5 Comments

More Trade Beads

More Trade Beads

………..and last but not least, beads from Sher, Jennifer and Ashley.  I am so pleased with all the beads, they came out so beautifully!  It is amazing how everyone got so creative experimenting different shapes and paper.  Even if there is no bead soup this time I would like you to see everybody’s beads. Sher’s […]

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02 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Paper Beads For Japanese Girl

Paper Beads For Japanese Girl

I just fell in love with this little Japanese Girl Pendant my daughter picked up for me from Forever 21.  I know they have cute stuff, I was not quite sure they have jewelry that will appeal to me.  She said it reminded her of me ( I must have looked like this at one […]

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01 November 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Paper to Paper Bead Idea #6

Paper to Paper Bead Idea #6

What kind of paper makes nice paper beads?  Texture, prints, text, glossiness and most specially color!  Yes, to me it’s texture and color mainly.  The battery for my flip video camera came and with it is the Instruction Guide in beautiful turquoise.  My husband said “Oh good you are reading the manual”  my daughter quipped […]

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22 October 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Paper Rope

Paper Rope

Paper rope has been around for centuries and in some culture plays an important role in daily activities. Koreans has perfected paper making from mulberry tree and a bride is presented with paper jar made by twisting paper into a rope and is made strong and water proofed by combining a mixture of unripened persimmon […]

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03 October 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Tutorial On Bamboo Roller

Tutorial On Bamboo Roller

The craft of making paper beads has been around for a long time, dating way back in the Victorian era when ladies would sit in the drawing room making paper beads out of discarded wall paper.  I love the fact that anyone can do it with materials that you already have at home.  I’m sure […]

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28 September 2010 ~ 9 Comments

Chocolate and Mint

Chocolate and Mint

You marry chocolate and mint and what do you get? Refreshingly cool bracelet!  Kayla made the paper beads out of scrap booking paper, the color of mint with a smattering of browns.  I love how they came out in perfect uniform shape.  This is one design where simple is beautiful.  The paper beads almost look […]

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26 September 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Paper Beads By Sanja

Paper Beads By Sanja

Sanja, is an avid crafter and has perfected the skill of making paper beads.  She is sharing with us one the many ways paper beads can be made from, in this case she took an old calendar with the beautiful colors of purple and lavender and it came out beautifully!  The image she sent me […]

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23 September 2010 ~ 25 Comments

A Tutorial on Saucer Shapes

A Tutorial on Saucer Shapes

Is it a spacer or a saucer?  A button or a charm?  However you may call this saucer shaped bead it is versatile in its uses and most amazing thing of all it is made of paper!  Finally, here is the tutorial, it took awhile for my sister Joann to put a video together and […]

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