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Topic: Upcycled magazines: super paper beads - PIC HEAVY!  (Read 4664 times)
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« on: February 01, 2011 12:11:53 AM »

Being a paper bead artist I thought I'd share some handmade beads with you all.
I love making them (it's an addiction) and like they say:

"Life is like making paper beads, you never know what you're going to get"  Cheesy










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Circlesofstone
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011 05:19:16 AM »

Wow, you've got some really beautiful colors there! Thanks for sharing.

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NaomiPhoto
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011 05:36:50 AM »

They look like glass! They're so pretty and the colors are so neat! Thank you for sharing! Smiley
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krissy-poo
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011 06:22:09 AM »

I tried making paper beads once and they weren't nearly this nice...is there a tutorial or something you can share? Any tips?
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011 09:44:22 AM »

oh I was just thinking what NaomiPhoto said! They really do look like glass! Beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011 12:04:07 PM »

These are the best paper beads I have ever seen. They are so glossy and the colours so lovely Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011 12:24:30 PM »

these are beautiful! i was also wondering how you got them so glass like? i made some for charm bracelets (1st time) and did 2 coats of mod podge glossy and then 2 coats of clear nail polish and mine are definatley glossy but you can still feel some ridges, not glassy like yours.  i also used scrapbook paper so it was decently thick paper and that could have something to do with it  Embarrassed
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2011 02:02:11 PM »

Include me in the curious crowd! Your beads are gorgeous...I love making paper beads, too, but whenever I make them they tend to stick to one another--I've tried a couple different kinds of sealer and mod podge. I don't mind the ridges so much as them sticking to one another. Any tips? Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011 02:23:27 AM »

There is a tutorial for sale in AmeliaLunes Etsy store.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2011 04:35:31 AM »

oohh, i tried making them once too, but they were a disaster, lol. I never got them to be the same colour or so glass-like and so perfect.
Well, guess i'll line myself with the other curious and ask:
do you paint them after rolling the paper?
how do you get them so glass-like looking?
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2011 08:50:31 AM »

I also wish to know how you seal them!!! haha

I've got a pail of paper beads next to my desk that are unfinished because I just can't find a good way to coat so many! Do you really have to do them one by one?! I don't know if I'm patient enough for that...
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2011 09:32:47 AM »

There is a tutorial for sale in AmeliaLunes Etsy store.  Cheesy

That's brilliant!  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2011 09:39:34 AM »

There is a tutorial for sale in AmeliaLunes Etsy store.  Cheesy

That's brilliant!  Grin

I can't agree more!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2011 11:57:30 AM »

Well I for one bought the tut ! I've never seen such gorgeous paper beads ! My granddaughter and I make them occasionally and they NEVER come out like this Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2011 08:19:37 PM »

These are super nice, they look like really high quality beads, and to think they're recycled! Great work!
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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2011 02:27:31 AM »

These beads are so beautiful they MADE me purchase the tutorial in an instant  Cheesy Even though I have never made paper beads before, I really want to try my hand at them now  Grin
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Houlihan
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2011 04:55:30 AM »

I never would have thought these were paper. They have a great high-gloss and the way you created the jewelry is beautiful. All I can say is "WOW."
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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2011 01:00:46 PM »

The biggest thank you EVER to all of you!!
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