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Topic: Lots and lots of paper beads :D *VERY pic heavy*  (Read 2069 times)
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Donella
« on: March 02, 2011 01:52:59 PM »

I discovered paper beads in a shop last fall and immidiately fell in love with the idea. And it turned out they were perfect for the costume I was making for uni in the first term. So I started mass producing them and then used them on an African crown for my costume. You can see the costume here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367022.msg4311980#msg4311980 Smiley And that was the start of my paper bead addiction Cheesy

Since Christmas, I've been making as many beads as possible and only last week, I started using them for jewellery making http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373677.msg4399318#msg4399318, being inspired by Amelia Lune.

I didn't think to post my beads just as they are, until now.... Anyways, there's lots of them Smiley Enjoy and please tell me what you think Smiley Btw, they are more shiny in real life, but the camera doesn't seem to wanna capture that...














































« Last Edit: March 06, 2011 09:19:35 AM by Donella » THIS ROCKS   Logged

So much creativity..
So little time...

I have an Epla-shop for my paper bead earrings (it's like Etsy, but in Norwegian):
http://epla.no/shops/lindaspapirpynt/
EnginerdLisa
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011 03:23:23 PM »

Those are awesome, so shiny.  Do you have any pics of finished projects? 
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rosyposie
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011 04:06:41 PM »

what do you use to make them so shiny?
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Anyuta
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011 04:26:55 PM »

The turquoise ones are absolutely amazing! (the others are as well =))

How do you make them? Did you find a tutorial?
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prettypollyanna
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011 12:47:22 AM »

Those are absolutely gorgeous colours - you have to show us what you end up doing with them!  Super pretty  Smiley
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Donella
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011 11:11:21 AM »

Thank you all Smiley to answer you questions:

Those are awesome, so shiny.  Do you have any pics of finished projects? 

Those are absolutely gorgeous colours - you have to show us what you end up doing with them!  Super pretty  Smiley

I did put 2 links in my post, but I'll make them more obvious Smiley

what do you use to make them so shiny?

First I coat them with one layer of slightly watered down EVO-STIK wooden glue. This dries clear and makes them strong. There's probably loads of different glues that work, I only chose EVO cause it's what I had at the time.. I let the glue dry overnight. Then I give them 5 layers of Janice Mae's Vibrance Paper bead Glaze, letting them dry about 1 hour between each layer and then airdry overnight after the last one. I used Shellac Varnish before, but it got very messy..

The turquoise ones are absolutely amazing! (the others are as well =))

How do you make them? Did you find a tutorial?

I've looked at different tutorials online. You can google/youtube "Paper Bead Tutorial". I also bought Amelia Lune's tutorial on Etsy.
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So much creativity..
So little time...

I have an Epla-shop for my paper bead earrings (it's like Etsy, but in Norwegian):
http://epla.no/shops/lindaspapirpynt/
imera
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011 04:54:39 PM »

Wow, these are beautiful Cheesy love the colours and styles, and the crown was beautiful as well, you did a great job on it Cheesy
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KatMonstah
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2011 11:20:17 AM »

Oooh Shiny  Smiley
I love the colours you've used and the more tubular ones with the writing.
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prettypollyanna
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2011 02:12:32 PM »


Those are absolutely gorgeous colours - you have to show us what you end up doing with them!  Super pretty  Smiley

I did put 2 links in my post, but I'll make them more obvious Smiley

Ooops!  Even more embarrassing seeing as I've checked out that post before Embarrassed (I thought the crown looked good then too, promise!) Apparently 9am is still a little too early for my brain to be awake...  I'm getting into bad habits Roll Eyes
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