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« on: December 03, 2010 11:51:38 AM »

I've been working steadily on a lot of paper beads in the last couple months.  I sold four necklaces at a silent auction for work, and am putting a bunch of it up in seasonal craft fairs (not doing well on that front yet).  

First, eighty-odd beads made from a poster from work:


and a bunch of necklaces made from various flyers/posters from work:







Other stuff at the unsuccessful craft fair:







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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010 12:21:20 PM »

I think jewellry preference goes in groups - either everyone loves it or noone does.

Saying that, I love the red and black one, and the malachite one in your first post ^^
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2010 12:30:35 PM »

these are really cool! i think the second picture (first necklace) is my favorite - i love the "recycled paper" look Cheesy

do you mod podge the beads to keep them together/make them waterproof?
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2010 12:35:53 PM »

i love these. how are they made?
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010 12:44:06 PM »

Very nice work!
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2010 01:00:24 PM »

Oh, nice! I should do this to the loads and loads of nonsense newsletters we get sneakily handed to us from the side while we're working Cheesy

The orange ones really look like clay Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2010 01:53:01 PM »

these are cool and I personally love the black and white ones. So that tells you everyone is attracted to something different.

 That said, my friends who are making $ selling their jewelry say shows are tough since the economy turned. Doing shows you learn where you fit and where the sales are highest. It's trial and error in my experience for us crafty folk. Good luck at you next sale!
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2010 06:44:11 PM »

Thanks, everybody!  I appreciate the comments! Smiley

these are really cool! i think the second picture (first necklace) is my favorite - i love the "recycled paper" look Cheesy

do you mod podge the beads to keep them together/make them waterproof?

Yep!  I saved one of the brownish/orangish ones to really test just how "water-repellent" mod podge can be, since all the listings I've seen of paper beads suggest it's probably not water-proof

Oh, nice! I should do this to the loads and loads of nonsense newsletters we get sneakily handed to us from the side while we're working Cheesy

The orange ones really look like clay Cheesy

Heh, yeah, I started making these because suddenly I was being sent all these catalogs even though I bought ONE thing from the Pyramid Collection!  And then my friend started giving me these random Entertainment Weeklys she keeps being sent even though she canceled the subscription Tongue

these are cool and I personally love the black and white ones. So that tells you everyone is attracted to something different.

 That said, my friends who are making $ selling their jewelry say shows are tough since the economy turned. Doing shows you learn where you fit and where the sales are highest. It's trial and error in my experience for us crafty folk. Good luck at you next sale!

Thanks--my table partner is doing a three-day show with our stuff this weekend and everyone there said that tomorrow is THE day, so hopefully it'll go well. 
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2010 11:51:58 PM »

hope it goes better this time Undecided

love the black white and red beads!
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2010 08:20:26 PM »

Maybe try selling them on Etsy. You have to pay a small percentage of your sales, but you wouldn't have to pay for a table for only a few hours at a show. I believe I have seen some of these on there, you should look into it!
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2010 08:31:08 PM »

I think they're really really beautiful. This is just a thought, but maybe they would sell better if the display was switched up a bit. Maybe the red cloth is a bit distracting or something like that. I think you do a really nice job of those so hopefully things will pick up for you Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2012 07:15:04 AM »

how?
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2012 03:42:32 PM »

how did u cut the original strips so symmetrically that all the beads are the exact same size and shape? the beads look SO neat and nicely finished, hard to believe made my hand! do u use a rotary paper cutter or something? seems like cutting long THIN triangles for the beads would be hard to do...
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2012 07:50:01 PM »

how did u cut the original strips so symmetrically that all the beads are the exact same size and shape? the beads look SO neat and nicely finished, hard to believe made my hand! do u use a rotary paper cutter or something? seems like cutting long THIN triangles for the beads would be hard to do...

I actually did cut them all by hand! I suck at keeping a rotary cutter from veering off in the wrong direction. Smiley Thank you for the nice compliment Cheesy

A couple of new necklaces with paper beads and fabric flowers (crappy photos 'cause I was trying to be quick):



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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2012 09:13:39 AM »

I really love paper beads, and these are just stunning. Awesome job!
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« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2012 12:03:12 PM »

I sell at a local flea market in Canada, the last 4-6 weeks have been lousy for sales.  Too many people spending money on back to school, and now Halloween.  Hopefully sales will pick up for you now they're over.  Anyway, I think your beads are all terrific!
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