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Topic: Upcycled magazines: super paper beads - PIC HEAVY!  (Read 4112 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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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!
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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
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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
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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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