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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2011 09:40:55 AM »

I love the rainbow colors!!!
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2011 02:46:34 PM »

Love them! I've been making paper beads, too, it's so fun.  Cheesy What did you use as a finish? I've been using mod podge but I find that it dries slightly tacky.
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011 03:17:51 AM »

They are vast and lovely Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011 06:32:55 AM »

They are so pretty! Great job!

As for ideas for their use, my vote is with mobile! Cascades of those big, beautiful rainbow beads would look so great hanging from a hoop with cotton balls glued to it to look like fluffy clouds.
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2011 10:15:16 AM »

Someone already said this but the first thing I thought of was for a wind chime.
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2011 10:19:49 AM »

These are so bright and cheery!  You could string 'em up and make a windchime?  or just a cheerful dangle for the kitchen or bathroom!
A windchime would be a great idea, thanks.
These are BEAUTIFUL!
how did you make these? did you just make paper beads and paint them?
and if you make dreamcatchers, those could look really neat on a dream catcher...
I have a link to a short tutorial where the pics are, I just used six sheets of the paper instead of which I mentioned in the tutorial. Just different coloured paper, no paint involved, but I had thought about that.  A dreamcatcher is an idea I hadn't thought of, maybe have to look them up. Thanks.
I just saw your tutorial... thank you, this is such a neat idea.  How 'bout pencil-toppers?
Pencil Toppers, now that is an interesting idea.  Thanks.
i was thinking mobiles, and that's pretty much been suggested.  what about using them to decorate the end of fan pulls or curtain strings?  
I like the fan pull Idea, I have a few fans in my house, thanks.
Wow, these are BIG, love the colours Cheesy you did great
Thanks a lot!
I love the rainbow colors!!!
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Love them! I've been making paper beads, too, it's so fun.  Cheesy What did you use as a finish? I've been using mod podge but I find that it dries slightly tacky.
Thanks. Actually I just used the glossy Mod Podge.  I haven't had any problems with it.  I just let it dry about 10-15 mins between coats.
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They are so pretty! Great job!

As for ideas for their use, my vote is with mobile! Cascades of those big, beautiful rainbow beads would look so great hanging from a hoop with cotton balls glued to it to look like fluffy clouds.
I definately like the mobile idea.  Would have never thought of the cotton ball clouds though, thanks!
Someone already said this but the first thing I thought of was for a wind chime.
I may just try that windchime idea, thanks.
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2011 07:20:25 PM »

I second vote mobiles, ceiling fan pulls, and prettys for a windchime. Also, how about Christmas tree ornaments? string them together into garland or cluster bunches onto an existing garland? You could:
-fill a pretty glass bowl with them for a nice centerpiece
-hang in a window with some shiny beads
-hang from a rearview mirror
-cat toy if they aren't too delicate
-pencil topper for the kids (or kid-like adults)
-zipper pull
-make a cluster tied together with bright ribbon and maybe a bell to hang off a doorknob
-string together to make the handle of a purse
-glue several around the edge of a picture frame for color and dimension
-lamp finial (the bead that tops the harp of a lampshade)
-wire together with sparkly bits into a summer wreath for the door, or maybe in clusters on a boxwood or grapevine wreath
-big ol' earrings or statement bracelet/necklace
-finish with a bead to make bobbles to hang where one would ordinarily put a tassel- curtain pull, end of table runner, edge of furniture upholstry, piano or mantle skirt, etc.

Hmm, that's all I can come up with for now. These are pretty cool, love the colors!
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2011 07:22:42 PM »

Or attach to a fancy stopper to make a wine corker, add a stem and the little one could be a toy top. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2011 01:47:09 AM »

Those are fun Smiley

I'd probably use them on ribbon for book thongs.
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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2011 07:30:31 AM »

They're beautiful! I think I'll make some with my kids today... thanks for the tutorial!

Love all the suggestions posted here. I would add napkin rings to the list. I've been wanting to do individual napkin rings here for each family member, and I think we'll try with these paper beads to see how it turns out. Thanks for the inspiration!

Also, if you have a whole lot of them, I bet a beaded curtain room divider would be fabulous!
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