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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2011 10:45:38 PM »

I love the way these look. Thank you so much for sharing.
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2011 06:39:38 PM »

I think it would.  I think the trick it to not use thin paper so there's enough "depth" to show the color.  I'd love to see how yours work out!

Will post pics when I've finished one. After checking my other replies I will try one out! Thanks for getting back so quickly!
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2011 07:41:43 PM »

Yea this doesn't work like I thought it would. I started to carve and the paper didn't look anything like yours. I'm carving the paper but it has no colors showing. Do I need to carve more? I'll try that.
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2011 07:48:23 PM »

hhhmmmm... Maybe if the core of the paper is white, there isn't enough color to show up?  I had tried doing this with wall paper and it didn't work.
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2011 06:37:56 PM »

Do I need a really sharp knife? Mine wasn't, it looked like the paper was being torn and not anything like what yours looked like. Could that be it?
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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2011 11:11:53 AM »

Yes, the blade has to be really sharp.

I tried some using double sided tape which is my preferred "glue" but couldn't get a sharp cut through the adhesive.  I also had to make sure that the liquid glue was completely dry before I tried cutting.
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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2011 07:42:21 PM »

Hi there,
Those are absolutely gorgeous, and what an innovative idea! I've seen something similar with polymer clay beads, but never with paper beads. I was wondering -- what would happen if you carved regular paper beads, without layering the papers first? Have you ever tried that? Also, when you did the layered papers, did you just lay them on top of each other evenly, or did you partially layer them, end-to-end?

Again, beautiful work.
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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2011 07:59:42 PM »

I'm not sure what would happen with regular paper beads.  Because the cutting exposes the edges of the sheets, if the sheets are all the same or are just one sheet thick, there isn't enough there to be noticeable.  But I could be totally wrong too!  I'm a bit overdosed on jewelry today since I just did a show, but I'd say that the best way to find out is to try it!

I did layer the pages evenly on top of each other.

In the line of these beads, I'm wondering if you'd get a similar effect if you layered different colors of nail polish and cut into those.
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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2012 02:05:28 PM »

These are so beautiful! I don't know the first thing about paper crafts, and I would never have guessed that these were made from paper. Gorgeous!
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