A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 314,032
Currently Running With Scissors:
214 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 [3] 4  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: More paper bead earrings + my very first necklace :D  (Read 42630 times)
Tags for this thread: paper_beads  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
Aries32
Randomly Doodling My Life Away...
Offline Offline

Posts: 83
Joined: 12-Nov-2011

Knicker Twisted Foolette


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2011 04:05:25 PM »

So fancy! I love them Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'd love to do personal swaps! PM me!
hempjewelryworld
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2011 06:35:01 PM »

cool beads, the necklace looks awesome.  Did you only use the pattern paper on the outer layer of the beads?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Donella
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2011 03:54:53 AM »

cool beads, the necklace looks awesome.  Did you only use the pattern paper on the outer layer of the beads?

Thanks Smiley Yes, I only used the patterned paper on the outside.. the beads are made from some random magazine pages and then I cut out squares of the patterned paper to cover the outside of the beads Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

So much creativity..
So little time...

I have an Epla-shop for my paper bead earrings (it's like Etsy, but in Norwegian):
http://epla.no/shops/lindaspapirpynt/
whenindoubtsew
Offline Offline

Posts: 1326
Joined: 07-Jul-2009

I do love knitting patterns - Albus Dumbledore


View Profile
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2012 10:58:10 PM »

These beads are lovely - I like your choice of paper for them and the tube shape in the first few pictures.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

SiFi Mom
Offline Offline

Posts: 2549
Joined: 18-Nov-2008

I own too many beads!


View Profile
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2012 06:55:28 AM »

I've made paper beads before, but didn't realize you could just use an outer layer of the best paper, instead of rolling all in one piece.  What a good idea, and a great way to have more matching beads. Your are beautiful, and so is your wire wrapping.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

SiFi Mom, aka Nancy
Crafting is my mental therapy!
catdaddytn
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2012 08:53:19 AM »

beautiful ... your beads are so shiny.  Are your beads hard?  It takes talent to get the wire around the paper beads without smushing the paper.  Great work
THIS ROCKS   Logged

catdaddytn
Donella
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2012 12:50:23 PM »

beautiful ... your beads are so shiny.  Are your beads hard?  It takes talent to get the wire around the paper beads without smushing the paper.  Great work

Thank you Smiley I varnish my beads with up to 5 layers of Decoupage Varnish, so they become very hard. I used to have problems smushing the paper in the beginning, but after switching to a different varnish, it's much easier Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

So much creativity..
So little time...

I have an Epla-shop for my paper bead earrings (it's like Etsy, but in Norwegian):
http://epla.no/shops/lindaspapirpynt/
catdaddytn
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2012 09:30:13 AM »

wow - 5 layers of varnish -- this must take patience.  I'm sure this is a crazy question, but are the paper beads varnished after making the bead?  thanks.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

catdaddytn
Donella
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2012 01:18:37 AM »

wow - 5 layers of varnish -- this must take patience.  I'm sure this is a crazy question, but are the paper beads varnished after making the bead?  thanks.

I like to think that patience is what makes my beads look good.. Don't worry about asking crazy questions Smiley Yes, I do roll the beads up first and then varnish them. How many layers and types of varnishes depends on the different beads, but I always have to start with a layer of either watered down glue or decoupage varnish (which also works as a glue), or else the bead can unravel..
THIS ROCKS   Logged

So much creativity..
So little time...

I have an Epla-shop for my paper bead earrings (it's like Etsy, but in Norwegian):
http://epla.no/shops/lindaspapirpynt/
heatheres76
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2012 07:46:30 AM »

These are gorgeous! I love how super shiny they are, and they look great wrapped in the wire. Great work!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: The Red, White, and Blue
May 23, 2018 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Candy Wrapper Bracelet



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.