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« on: February 22, 2011 06:50:41 PM »

I have been inspired by many of the paper beads I have been seeing recently on craftster and while searching on google lately.  So I decided to mess about with some paper, glue, mod podge glossy and toothpicks, here are some I made, thought I would share them.
Here are some red and blue ones made from two large long pieces of contruction paper pieces taped together into one large long triangluar piece.

Sorry, this picture is blurry.
Here are some made from a piece of large brown construction paper joined on to a piece of white letter paper coloured with crayons.


If there are any quesitons, I will try to answer them.  Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011 07:46:17 PM »

Lovely!
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011 09:53:26 PM »

I absolutely love the red and blue ones. great job. I have never made any of these before because the examples I have seen in the past ( and I do mean past) are so child like but these are great. The world of paper beads have come a ways since first I saw them.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011 10:20:35 PM »

Very cute!

I would LOVE to know how you made these! I can always google it , but I like hearing it from the artist Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011 01:04:53 AM »

Very cute!

I would LOVE to know how you made these! I can always google it , but I like hearing it from the artist Smiley

I second that. And, your beads are lovely. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011 07:22:23 AM »

Wow, wonderful colours! I especially love the colours and size of the first Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011 03:27:00 PM »

Thanks everyone!  Smiley

-I basically just cut random sized long triangular pieces of paper from two pieces of construction paper/kids coloured kraft paper, it is fairly thick.  

-So the sheets of paper were (Edited 12 inches x 18 inches), I taped two of those together lengthwise.  Then just drew lines of random sized triangular pieces of paper, some were quite thin to even thinner at the pointed end.  Some were wider.

-I just did some experimenting....So then I just took a toothpick and started tightly wrapping the bigger end of the paper around and around...... then I would  put a dab of glue here and there until I got close to the end(to prevent losing the previous wrapping done, frustrating) I put glue on the last few inches for holding together and finishing.

-I then carefully pushed the bead to the end of the tooth pick and stuck it in something vertically to dry, then I did a few coats of modpodge later and let it dry in between coats.

I hope this explains somewhat.  I also plan to try and paint some maybe at some point see how it turns out and also to make some even bigger ones if possible, first I need to get myself a long straight piece of wood or a meter stick for drawing long long lines.  

Thanks again everyone!
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011 08:09:40 PM »

Thank you for the explanation! I did look up online how to do this, and I was worried Walmart wouldn't have any type of glazing material. Pretty sure I'll be able to find some Mod podge! Cheesy

Can't wait to try this out Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011 10:16:17 PM »

Yeah, now I need to get me some modge podge, too! I wonder if these are waterproof? Because if so I could embellish some clothing, hmm...
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011 05:03:36 AM »

I think you can mod podge at any craft store . The beads are very creative i myself i'm going to try them. thank you for sharing Smiley
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