Thursday, February 9, 2012

Handmade Paper Bead Necklace

Last week one night while watching TV I made my first paper beads.  I used a colourful Toys"R"Us flyer for the paper.  There is definitely a technique to making these beads and I plan to perfect them next time.  They were fun to make.  I used clear nailpolish to laquer them up once they were dried.  The pictures don't show them very well....
Then I wired the paper beads, turquoise and swarovski bead with silver plate wire. 
and them a new necklace...
was born...
 I was quite pleased with this first attempt with the paper beads.  I particularly liked the paper because it had so many different colours including turquoise and will complement many uses.

Fun.  Have you made paper beads?  Judi xoxo

5 comments:

Elaine said...

Very nice..wonderful for your first try.

Libby said...

Ah! Those turned out very sweet! Makes a lovely necklace!

Theresa said...

WHOA... that is gorgeous! Great job and NO I have never made them or even seen them! Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Very nice!!! They turned out so well!

Julie said...

Your extra touches really made them shine!!! Great work, Judi!!!