Posts Tagged "Wire Wrapped Beads"

Paper Bead Bangle – day 182

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

I make one or two things each day and when I am in that “create, create, create” mood, 5 pieces or more.  Paper bead jewelry ideas are endless!  The Paper Bead Bangle is my favorite, it is something that I can just grab and go and it completes my out fit.  It is easy to put on because of the magnetic clasp and for those of you who worries that it may fall off I attached a safety chain:)DSCN9194blog1

I used 22 gauge wire to string the paper beads and wrapped the wire once in between beads and around each bead.  I have tutorial on how to make this, please look under tutorial if you are interested in how to make one.

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Pretty As A Picture -day 39

Posted on Feb 8, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

A hammered silver blank serves as a canvass for brightly colored paper beads wire wrapped into the silver.  I added a charm with the word “love” in time for Valentine’s Day.

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This is such a simple piece but eye catching on a leather cord.

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I love the randomness of the beads on the silver blank.

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Wire Wrapped Paper Bead Tube Necklace

Posted on Feb 24, 2010 in How-To's / Tutorials | 3 comments

There’s so much inspiration around us that can be interpreted in a jewelry design.  Something, someone can spark your interest and gets you motivated.  My home is full of stuff collected over the years; books, magazines, fabric, yarn, boxes…..anything that I think I can use someday.  Once in a while I try to organize and clean up or I could end up on that television show.  But, this is where I get my inspiration.  I may not need that piece of ribbon or box now but I can assure you  I will find use for it someday.  One of my source of inspiration is my collection of old books.  I have a book which I “thrifted” few years ago, 400 Outstanding Women of the World and Costumulogy of Their Time by Minna M. Schmidt.  The stories of these women are just fascinating and inspiring.

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On the first page of the book you will see Pocahontas and it tells you a brief story about her and it even has her picture on it !

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Every one of these women featured in this book has an image of her.  The story they tell is fascinating and awe-inspiring.  You will find on page 190 Barbara Uttman (1514-1575) of Germany.  She founded the lace industry in her community.  It was told that at her wedding she presented her groom a set of cuffs of Cluny lace that she made.  She taught lace making and provided jobs to ten thousand lace workers both men and women.  Barbara Uttman’s motto still lives among her countrymen, “Great Thoughts Come From The Heart.”

In Honor of her, I made this necklace out of paper bead tubes and paper clay.  I love working with paper clay, it  air dries overnight and lightweight just like the paper beads.  All I did was copy her image and set it on the paper clay with diamond glaze.

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I then applied gold leaf on the sides to give it that antiquey look.

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Here’s a video on how to wire wrapped paper bead tubes.  Instead, of using bead caps I wire wrapped the top part and bottom part of the paper beads to cover the holes.

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Pearl And Shells Paper Bead Necklace

Posted on Feb 19, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

I finally figured out how to wire wrapped a pearl pendant in the shape of a cross.  It was quite a bit of a challenge because the holes ran diagonally instead of top to bottom.  I took apart a necklace I purchased earlier at a thrift shop that had these bead caps made our of shell. I wire wrapped each bead to each other and the bead caps are just perfect for the paper bead holes.  The paper beads I used for this necklace are small round ones and have a nice apple green color.

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Here’s a video on how to do a basic wire loop with bead caps.

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I have these earrings in a different kind of green, I think  goes very well with it.

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The basic wire loop is not that complicated and you will be an expert in a few hours of practice.

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