22 June 2014 ~ Comments Off on Prayerful Beads #317

Prayerful Beads #317

Prayerful Beads #317

I’d like to talk about beads that incorporate prayers into them.  I call these prayerful beads because they are not just any ordinary bead, there is a story behind this.  A prayer or a bible verse is written on cotton paper, layered on top of recycled magazine strip and rolled into a bead.  The simple […]

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12 July 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Chocolate Diamonds – day 180

Chocolate Diamonds – day 180

Diamond Shaped Paper Beads painted a rich chocolate brown is beautifully displayed as earrings with a little wood bead as accent.  I love the versatility of paper beads; magazine colors or paint it with whatever color your heart desires 🙂 Gold and chocolate makes you ready to welcome fall!

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31 May 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Chained Pendant – day 149

Chained Pendant – day 149

I had fun making this pendant, because it is one of those times where you don’t know where your creativity will take you.  The small chains “dresses” up the purple bicone bead with “fruit like” accents on top. I just love the caged look in this pendant 🙂

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26 May 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Lemon Meringue Bracelet – day 143

Lemon Meringue Bracelet – day 143

The Lemon Meringue Bracelet reminds of yummy lemon meringue pie!  Big, bold, bicone paper beads are painted yellow and white and mixed with glass pearls and other paper beads. A breath of fresh air 🙂

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20 May 2011 ~ 6 Comments

All Season Bracelet -day138

All Season Bracelet -day138

When Kayla showed me this bracelet, a few things came to my mind: beach, read white and blue, cool as ice, frosted, blue jeans……..definitely an All Season Bracelet. The bead cage findings are the perfect accent to these beads, don’t you think?

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07 May 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Burst Of Color Necklace – day126

Burst Of Color Necklace – day126

Paper beads and India glass go so well together!  The deep colors of the India glass echoes the vibrant colors of the paper beads.  We keep going back to the versatility of the long necklace like the Candy Mix Necklace. You can make it long enough so that it can be wind around your wrist […]

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19 January 2011 ~ 5 Comments

Vintage Red-day 19

Vintage Red-day 19

One of the fun things Kayla and I like to do on a week end is check out garage sales in our area for some beads that we can “rehab” and incorporate with paper beads.  This is one of our finds, vintage red beads with embossed flower and leaves design.  The designs on the beads […]

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20 October 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Boho Chic

Boho Chic

Fabric covered wood and plastic rings are the inspiration for this Boho Chic Necklace.  You put this on and no matter what you wear, it instantly gives the impression that you don’t care, you have your own style.  I put this necklace together with stuff that I already have on hand; small round paper beads […]

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26 August 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Repurposed Meets Recycled

Repurposed Meets Recycled

One of my finds at the Pasadena Bead and Design Show were these vintage perfume bottles.  I just get drawn to anything old and antique, I always imagine what kind of person owned this piece and wearing them somehow transports you to that time and place.  I must have been one of those ladies in […]

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15 August 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Finds At The Pasadena Bead Show

Finds At The Pasadena Bead Show

The Pasadena Bead and Design Show is held twice area in the beautiful city of Pasadena, California.  I am fortunate to live just 30 minutes away, Kayla and I spent a day just looking, getting ideas and talking with talented jewelry makers and artists.  One of the exhibits there is by fiber artist Barbara de […]

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