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Topic: 'Malachite' paper bead necklace  (Read 1965 times)
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« 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:


trying to make things and do grad school at the same time...
My Etsy (paper bead jewelry): http://www.etsy.com/shop/eisoj5
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010 05:35:11 AM »

Those really do resemble malachite! Amazed I am.

Ya just can't stop a crafty girl!
Old Lace
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010 08:42:01 AM »

That's nice. What kind of paper did you use and what did you use to roll them on? Also, how did you make you template to cut the pieces? Whoa that's a lot of questions. I ask this cause I made a slew of paper beads over the summer using an ESPN mag and a straw, just wanted to see how someone else gets it done. Smiley
« Reply #3 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. 

trying to make things and do grad school at the same time...
My Etsy (paper bead jewelry): http://www.etsy.com/shop/eisoj5
Old Lace
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2010 09:37:10 AM »

Excellent. I may try making some like that. Thanks.
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