21 November 2010 ~ 3 Comments



Victorian Paper Beads-Idea #9


Paper to Paper Bead Idea # 8 is Hand Made Paper.  I normally create the projects you see on my post, the night before when I consider my self most productive at 1 a.m in the morning when everything is quiet, even the cats are in their favorite sofa sleeping.  Ideally, I should have 3 months worth “drafts” ready to post at any given time, unfortunately I do not have “reserve posts”.  I do have 100 ideas running in my head, it is just a matter of executing them.  So, here’s what I did last night; I experimented on making hand made paper by just tearing up pages from an old book, and pasting them into a mesh.

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It was very messy and I was not sure of the result, so I was not able to take the step by step pictures.  When I get more organized doing this I will do a tutorial.  I used the bamboo roller for this project because the paper was thicker and the bamboo roller is great for thick paper.

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I made some tube ones and wrapped silver thread around it.

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I mixed the garnet red glitter with Vibrance and brushed it on the paper before cutting it, of course you have to let it dry first.

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Here’s some bicone shaped ones, the way I wrapped the thread on them is up and down through the hole, it makes them look like lanterns, don’t you think?  I love they way they look like Victorian beads, I was quite surprised of the outcome.  I love the randomness of paper beads, “you never know what you’re going to get” 😉

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3 Responses to “Victorian Paper Beads-Idea #9”

  1. Bonnie 14 January 2012 at 11:34 am Permalink

    I love these. How did u tie off the end?

  2. Deb 23 November 2010 at 8:59 am Permalink

    Wow Janice this is really cool!

  3. Anne 21 November 2010 at 6:51 pm Permalink

    I love these!! Janice, you are amazing . . . Can’t wait for the tutorial.


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