Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New paper beads

I've been trying to come up with something new for my paper bead line and this is what I came up with, finally!

I take regular paper with a pattern on it.

Cut out the bead shapes, roll and glue them and then I stained them.

Then, coated them as usual.  So they still have a nice gloss to them.  I made these beads into a necklace:

I like how they darken up but you can still see the pattern through the stain.

Here's a set I did to put in my shop.


Doodle said...

Those came out really cool. I like the stained look as well. Nice job Karen.

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Jennie said...

Very "tribal"!! Great job :)

VintageVendor said...

Love your idea of staining your paper beads.
You always come up with such great ideas.