Posts Tagged "Vintage Beads"

“Minted” Paper Beads-day 20

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 15 comments

I painted the big round paper beads with a soft green, love the refreshing color of mint.  The lightness of paper beads goes so well with vintage beads and when put together just spells playful and fun.  I must have desert on my mind when I made these, the paper beads reminds me cream di menthe.

blog1

The bead board is a necessary tool for me, it makes putting colors together and deciding on how long your necklace is going to be so much easier.

blog2

I wish you could try this on, they are so light and feels smooth on the skin.  I just love the chocolate brown speckled oval beads.

blog4

Definitely casual chic!

blog3

I am thinking of having another swap with painted paper beads, what do you think?

Read More

Vintage Red-day 19

Posted on Jan 19, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 5 comments

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 is we think Asian inspired and black and gold would look nice with it.  Take a look:

blog1

We were debating on something with red paper beads or black paper beads.

blog2

Black, red and gold somehow spells Asian! Don’t you think ?

blog4

Gold daisy spacers just give it the right accent.

blog5

The vintage beads cost us a whole $0.25 for six beads, love garage sales and thrift stores!

blog3

Read More

Speckled Eggs Vintage-day 17

Posted on Jan 17, 2011 in Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

I visited an antique shop just around our corner last year and picked up just this one thing: brass chain, old and badly needed some luster but it holds really pretty glass beads that reminded me of speckled eggs.  I would love to revisit this post come Easter because this would just be so appropriate.  I wanted to just entirely take it apart but the clasp though very old is still quite sturdy and the little brassy chains is well made, how else was it able to withstand time?  An image below of speckled eggs reminds me of these beads.

k3315379

I love the mottled colors that appeared to be flecked on the beads.

blog3

I chose Robin’s eggs color paper beads with a smattering of lavender and green, I thought they complement each other really well.

blog2

The brass water lily pendant completes the look.

blog1

Read More

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.

blog5

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

blog4

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.

blog3

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

blog2

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

blog1

Read More