Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Paper Bead Jewelery
We were instructed to go to this website:
which generates wild and wacky kaleidoscopes in vibrant colours, when we saw something we liked we just had to print it and create something with the printed copy!! Too easy!!
I started by stamping my sheet with a solid looking butterfly stamp (SU) and embossing them in silver. I thought right away that I would like to make paper beads so I found a small piece of wood to make the main element for my necklace, cut a nice accent piece with a butterfly out of the sheet and then cut the remaining piece of W&W paper into long thin triangles with which I created my paper beads. I rolled them on a toothpick, sealed them with clear finish onto which I sprinkled sparkly embossing powder and then heated them to dry the finish and melt the embossing powder. I made 13 sparkly beads!!
This was a very great project!! It is fun to get out of the usual and try something different!! I enjoyed making the beads the most. I had never used wire to string beads before and it took a little R&D to find the best way to finish it off. So all in all, a successful venture into the unusual with some wild and wacky paper. Really looking forward to what all the participants made with theirs!!