A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 300,941
Currently Running With Scissors:
649 Guests and 19 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Upcycled magazines: super paper beads - PIC HEAVY!  (Read 4834 times)
Tags for this thread: paper_beads , upcycled  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
AmeliaLune
Offline Offline

Posts: 120
Joined: 09-Nov-2010

Paper bead addict


View Profile WWW
« 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










THIS ROCKS   Logged

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

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

Lisa
THIS ROCKS   Logged

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
THIS ROCKS   Logged
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?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
TheClouds
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
harryjohnpursey
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

jmcdonald721
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Proud Mommy To The Purtiest 4-Legged Little Girl Ive Ever Seen

<3 <3 <3

You'll never see me fall from grace-Korn

Life is making mistakes, and death is wishing you had made more- TheBountyHunter

The best people are mad-AIW
titancia
Are you a good twin or a bad twin?
Offline Offline

Posts: 697
Joined: 19-Feb-2006

It's Thistle with a Bobo on her head!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Fruitysalad
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011 02:23:27 AM »

There is a tutorial for sale in AmeliaLunes Etsy store.  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged
MoonlitSun
Never stop believing. Stars never do.
Offline Offline

Posts: 890
Joined: 09-Jul-2010

We all need a little magic in our lives.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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?
0-0
wait...wait....wait...i'm waiting!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm a CHOCAHOLIC! Dare eat chocolate in front of me! xD
My Pinterest ^_^

Yay for personal swaps! Message me anytime ^_^
Currently looking for aida cloths! 14 or 20 count, or anything you can part with!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Do Glass Painting Techniques
How to Draw Chibi Hair
How to Glass Paint Pictures
How to Use a Calligraphy Brush
How to Use a Calligraphy Set
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Chalkboard Wine Glasses
Handmade Gift Ideas: Wooden Chain
Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.