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craftpri
« on: July 09, 2008 12:38:25 PM »

I used to make paper bead back in grade school! I was inspired to make them again after seeing miss van's post. I was going for a bracelet that was made of smaller beads that miss van's but somehow it morphed into this long necklace. I used triangles instead of rectngles to make the beads tapered and used clear nail polish as my varnish. And I used these glass beads meant to look like silver beads as the separators. Also, I used magazine pages that looked like newspaper to get the awesome newspaper look of miss van's. I had some problems with smudging and the white of the newspaper looked very grey, so the magazine paper worked much better. Hope you enjoy! thanks miss van for the inspiration!
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008 12:43:18 PM »

i really like this necklace Cheesy
i need to make one myself >.>
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2008 01:03:11 PM »

Nice. tiny beads.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008 03:29:01 PM »

That is really neat.  And you can wear it with alot of different colors and styles.  What is the approximate size of the triangles?
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008 10:37:43 PM »

WOW!!
 your beads look wonderful!
i love the way it turned out,
you did an AWESOME job,
the glass bead separators gives it a very nice touch.

bravo
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2008 08:22:05 AM »

Thanks for all the great comments Smiley

What is the approximate size of the triangles?

The base of the triangle is about half an inch and the length is about 3 inches.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2008 09:07:05 PM »

Looking at this was like biting into a tea-soaked Madeleine! All the memories I have of making paper beads in grade school... I had a whole kit. I might have to give it a fresh go.
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