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First Blush – day 6

Posted on Jan 6, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 7 comments

Leaf beads usually come in leaf colors; green, brown, gold, silver…….I just love these vintage leaf charms in blush pink.  They are a part of my purchase from Pasadena Bead and Design Show two years ago.  Kayla and I are looking forward to going again next week not as exhibitors but just to “see and look” what they have.  I couldn’t seem to stop painting paper beads, why?  Because I can now, match any color that I like in paper beads!  Fort this project, I used pink blush acrylic paint, beige acrylic as primer, big round paper beads and nail art deco paint.


I love the shape of these big round beads, I can do so many things with them.


And here, is a short tutorial on it…..

I think this is my favorite color of pink, isn’t this what you call baby pink ?  At first it give you a flat or matted color, but after applying two coats of Vibrance, it took on a glossy finish.


I think my newly painted beads is just the perfect beads to go with these vintage leaf charms.


I just strung them into a .8mm elastic cord and voila!


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