Posts Tagged "Paper Crafting"

Christmas Morning Necklace

Posted on Dec 25, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 5 comments

The poinsettia prints in this scrap book paper inspired Kayla to create a necklace with poinsettia flower as the pendant.  She and I have recently immersed ourselves in polymer clay to complement our paper beads.  Did you know that the bright red petals are actually the leaves?  The flowers are the yellow clusters in the center.


The polymer clay Poinsettia Pendant came out really nice, Kayla put to good use her hours from ceramic class:)  Now, all we need is some coordinating gold crystals to go with out poinsettia paper beads.


The giant Christmas tree in front of our shop is a nice back drop from some picture taking.


Merry Christmas Everyone!


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Bird of Paradise Inspired Paper Bead Necklace

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

I don’t know if you are like me, who finds inspiration in everyday things. When I take my walks in the morning, I am always greeted by beautiful bird of paradise blooms. They look so regal and just happy. When I saw the orange colored paper beads, I knew I had to name this necklace Bird of Paradise.


I used a three dimensional sticker from a scrap booking store, for backing and support, I cut out a rectangle from a poster board and put a strip of paper clay on the sides so it looks like a frame.  I threaded a wire through the poster board and made a loop.  You don’t have to use the foam board, you can just use any kind of clay or a thicker board to use as backing for the sticker.  I painted the backing with acrylic paint after, and coated the paper with diamond glaze or any medium of your choice.




For the neck chain I threaded a suede chord through chain and finished it by knotting silver beads.  It was not necessary to put a clasp, this way you can wear it in its full length and just slip it over your head or pull the two chords for a shorter or choker style necklace.


Here it is worn long.


Or as a choker


You can never go wrong with paper beads.  It is hand made by you and therefore unique.  I hope I have inspired you to make something today.


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