Posts Tagged "Summer Jewelry"

Delicious Paper Bead Lei

Posted on Jun 4, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

Lei is a Hawaiian word for anything strung together to be worn as an adornment.  The chunky paper beads in cream and reds inspired me to make this Paper Bead Lei and bracelet set to look like a yummy dessert much like one of these images I found on the internet.

strawberry dipped

Coco wood chips are strung on a beading wire with the chunky paper beads.


It also much resembled my all time favorite dessert, the banana split!

banana split

You can tell I have dessert on my mind when I made this necklace


cherry cup cake

Another day of turning the ordinary into extraordinary!


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Mmmm… Watermelons and Paper Beads

Posted on May 21, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

The weather is getting warmer and warmer each and everyday here in California, just to remind us that summer is right around the corner!! Kayla G made this cute, fruity little bracelet with matching earrings. A perfect ensemble for the fun summer days…



bracelet 2

The bracelet is made with green indian glass beads and extra large paper beads. She added extra small olive paper beads for a little extra spunk. The colors go perfect with the Watermelon glass bead which adds to the summer time look.


The earrings that match are  delicously cute! Made with olive shape paper beads and a watermelon glass bead.. yummy




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Big and Beautiful Paper Beads

Posted on May 11, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

One of the new shapes that my sister Joann came up with is big round paper beads 14-16mm in size.  One bead is a total of 9 magazine pages spread open and tightly rolled by hand.  Even though it’s made out of paper the beads feels substantial and weighty.  I wish I could show you all the different colors, they truly look like marbles with swirls of different colors.


Beautiful hues of orange….


Blues and white opals


Fiesta colors!


Here’s a basic beading how-to:




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