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« on: December 13, 2012 12:33:19 AM »

I've been making paper beads for over 2 years now and decided it was time to try other paper ideas Smiley

I used an old cereal box to make these beads. By using the inside out, I got that natural card stock surface, so I could paint it. I used watercolours and then a matte varnish.

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I've seen lots of really cool decoupage bangles out there and I really wanted to make my own Smiley I finally found some untreated wooden bangles in a craft store and decided to cover them in narrow strips of magazine paper. It took quite a while to cut and glue them all, but I love the outcome Smiley

For this one, I chose autumn colours and painted the edge and inside with black acrylics.



I wanted the two bangles to be very different, so this time I went for pastels. The strips are even narrower and I went for an oblique angle (is that the right term??). This time I covered the inside with paper too. I wanted to use one long strip, but this proved very difficult and I put in small squares instead and covered all the joints(?) with pink and blue strips.



What do you think? Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012 06:25:16 AM »

Really pretty and creative work. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012 06:27:20 AM »

I love them all, but I'm curious on the earrings, if you used cardboard, how did you get the 'box' effect. I love the autumn bangle the most.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2012 02:26:32 PM »

I love them all, but I'm curious on the earrings, if you used cardboard, how did you get the 'box' effect. I love the autumn bangle the most.

I cut out 12 rectangles from the cereal box. 2 of them I cut in half and trimmed off a tiny bit more to make the bead hole. I then glued all the pieces together, with the 2 half ones in the middle. Once the glue was dry, I sanded down all the edges with sand paper, leaving them even and smooth. Then I painted them and varnished them with matte varnish afterwards Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012 05:06:42 PM »

You are so talented. Great job on all of it, but I really like the earrings!
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013 04:08:22 PM »

the earrings are sooo adorable!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013 03:44:32 AM »

love them all .. so pretty <3
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013 10:04:53 AM »

Those earrings must have been fiddly to make, but they look fantastic.  I like the bangles too, and they too look like a lot of work.  I think they came out very expensive looking!
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Those earrings are really neat. Great idea!
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2013 12:21:34 AM »

Really beautiful.  I love them all!
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013 01:02:14 PM »

Hard to believe those beauties started out as cereal boxes!   Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2013 05:49:09 PM »

Wow! If you hadn't mentioned they were paper, I would've never guessed! Your painting technique is beautiful. Love the mix of materials with the wire... so pretty!  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2013 09:32:14 PM »

Usually I'm not a fan of the paper beads, but those earrings are gorgeous.  I would have never guessed they were paper and I love the way they look.
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2013 10:28:05 AM »

Wow I can hardly believe that the earrings are made from paper! The designs with the wires are very nicely done. I love the colours you chose for the bangles, especially the purple-pink one. Good job =)
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