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Topic: Newsprint-covered-bead necklace OR Wow! check out that girl's necklace!  (Read 1002 times)
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« on: August 11, 2013 01:28:39 AM »

Hi!

When thinking about this challenge, I realised that Craftster has really helped me look closely at things around me and to think laterally about them. On Saturday at the art gallery I noticed one of the volunteers had an awesome necklace on. It was a simple strand of knotted beads, but every second bead was covered with comic strips. I immediately started think how I could make one for myself (this is not the first time this has happened at the art gallery, last time it was a baby's headband, at least this time it belonged to an adult!). When I got home I found some old white plastic beads I'd been hoarding and some newsprint tissue paper and set to work!



So from Crafters I have learned:look everywhere for inspiration, improvise with found materials, if you like something, make one for yourself and Modpodge Rocks!


boring white beads + tissue paper + modpodge =


awesome newsprint beads!


Necklace on its own.

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013 06:40:46 AM »

Great way to make boring beads fun!
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013 09:08:24 AM »

So from Crafters I have learned:look everywhere for inspiration, improvise with found materials, if you like something, make one for yourself and Modpodge Rocks!

Excellent advice! Cheesy Your necklace is great!
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013 06:19:15 AM »

Very inspiring necklace.  I have a bag full of ugly wooden beads that were given to me, I should get them out and modge podge something on them to jazz them up.
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2013 01:48:34 PM »

Oh this would be a fantastic gift for a bibliophile! Love it!  Wink
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