Posts Tagged "ribbon"

Ribbon Necklace and Earrings Set

Posted on Apr 5, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

The nice yellow and orange colors of these small round paper beads, has inspired Kayla G to make this beautiful earrings and necklace set.   Each paper bead is just wire wrapped to dangle on a chain.


Each paper bead is put on the head pin and wire wrapped to the chain.


The same thing with the necklace, you determine how long you want it to be, your pattern and attach the dangles to the gold chain.


The ribbon ends were wire wrapped with 24 gauge wire (any end finding is also recommended) and attach it to the chain.  This looks very nice in the back.


She added glass flower beads, I think fabric flowers or ribbon flowers would also look adorable.



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Finally Scrapbooking with Paper Beads!

Posted on Nov 19, 2009 in Other Crafts & Crafty People | 1 comment

I have a guest blogger today.  Kayla, loves to scrapbook and incorporate a lot of paper beads into her jewelry.

I have found that most people who craft and make jewelry also dabble in scrap booking. Making art out of memories is so much fun.  I love going through all of my pictures, giving me the opportunity to reminisce on past memories I have made over the years. Scrap booking is like creating a your own little book that displays different parts of your life in fun, creative and cute ways.

I got the urge to scrap book and since I am always trying to come up with new ways of using paper beads, I figured why not incorporate them into my next scrap booking project? So I did!

I decided to make a page dedicated to my parents for their 25th Anniversary. I took an old picture of them, back from the 1970’s and used it as my center piece.


I created a theme by finding different patterned paper, that somewhat had a 70’s vintage look and went on from there. I picked out the perfect strand of  Diamond Shaped paper beads, which consisted of brown, burgundy, blue, pink and creamier colored beads, that went absolutely amazing with my scrap booking paper. I then took 4mm white ribbon and stitched the paper beads about 1/2 inch from the edge and around the background paper.


After I added a few cute knick-knack objects to help accent the page to give it a more romantic feel/look.


I then took small Spacer Shape paper beads and glued them on at random using a hot glue gun.


In the end, I found that the paper beads really helped add to the 1970’s look I was going for. I am genuinely pleased with how this design came out. It helps demonstrate how paper beads can be used in many different varieties of creative activities.

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