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41  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: People can't believe they're paper beads on: December 05, 2010 02:10:28 PM

I get the same response on mine, too, that no one can believe they're paper Smiley
42  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: a bunch of my paper bead jewelry (img heavy) on: December 03, 2010 06:44:11 PM
Thanks, everybody!  I appreciate the comments! Smiley

these are really cool! i think the second picture (first necklace) is my favorite - i love the "recycled paper" look Cheesy

do you mod podge the beads to keep them together/make them waterproof?

Yep!  I saved one of the brownish/orangish ones to really test just how "water-repellent" mod podge can be, since all the listings I've seen of paper beads suggest it's probably not water-proof

Oh, nice! I should do this to the loads and loads of nonsense newsletters we get sneakily handed to us from the side while we're working Cheesy

The orange ones really look like clay Cheesy

Heh, yeah, I started making these because suddenly I was being sent all these catalogs even though I bought ONE thing from the Pyramid Collection!  And then my friend started giving me these random Entertainment Weeklys she keeps being sent even though she canceled the subscription Tongue

these are cool and I personally love the black and white ones. So that tells you everyone is attracted to something different.

 That said, my friends who are making $ selling their jewelry say shows are tough since the economy turned. Doing shows you learn where you fit and where the sales are highest. It's trial and error in my experience for us crafty folk. Good luck at you next sale!

Thanks--my table partner is doing a three-day show with our stuff this weekend and everyone there said that tomorrow is THE day, so hopefully it'll go well. 
43  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / a bunch of my paper bead jewelry (img heavy) on: December 03, 2010 11:51:38 AM
I've been working steadily on a lot of paper beads in the last couple months.  I sold four necklaces at a silent auction for work, and am putting a bunch of it up in seasonal craft fairs (not doing well on that front yet).  

First, eighty-odd beads made from a poster from work:

and a bunch of necklaces made from various flyers/posters from work:

Other stuff at the unsuccessful craft fair:

44  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tiered skirt to comfy shirt on: September 28, 2010 07:53:31 PM
This is so super cute!  I wonder how well it would work with other types of skirts, too.
45  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Bryan Ferry's military shirt...but for a girl. :) *a bit pic hefty* on: September 14, 2010 02:57:54 PM
Awesome!!  I've been on a huge Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry kick lately.
46  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: 'Malachite' paper bead necklace on: September 04, 2010 09:30:26 AM
I used magazine ads (specifically a Tyson's ad from a couple of CookingLight magazines) and rolled them on a pin flag (like these) 'cause that was what I had at hand at work when I started! I measured and cut the triangles by hand (also by rotary cutter); these are 1/2" at the base but I'm also doing a lot of 1" beads too. 
47  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / 'Malachite' paper bead necklace on: September 03, 2010 08:20:36 PM
Been mostly hanging around looking at reconstructed clothes since I signed up last October, but this past week I've been making a lot of paper beads, so now I'm posting in here for the first time Smiley

One of my dearest friends at work is having a birthday tomorrow, so I made her this necklace out of my new paper bead collection! I think the paper beads look almost like malachite. Just a couple of the better pics of it:

48  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Not Your Average Shirt Dress <3 from my Fall Fashion Show on: August 23, 2010 06:23:58 PM
Lovely story, lovely shirt, and lovely photos, too!! 
49  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Cigarette Girl Costume - Burning Man! IMG HEAVY on: August 22, 2010 11:17:44 AM
Simply stunning!!  You're very talented Smiley
50  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Zipped up Earbuds on: August 15, 2010 04:13:18 PM
This is the best thing ever!!  Now I just need to find an awesome zipper...
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