Thursday, July 12, 2007

Paper Beads

I thought paper beads were something kindy teachers got their kids to make on Mother's Day, then I saw Kelli Perkins beads (Cloth Paper Scissors, July August 2007, Issue 13, Page 66). The article said you could make a dozen in an hour, I made two dozen and it took - who cares? I am on holidays!
These are the perfect embellishment for a couple of projects I am working on at the moment, and something I could make without having to buy anything.
By the way, I was being silly in the last post - the 'hammock' the boys love is actually the sail out over my deck, if you look carefully in the bottom right hand corner you can see a little of the deck rail. And no, I did not Photoshop the image in - I would not have a clue how to (giggles).


Ro Bruhn said...

Fabulous beads Julie, I saw the article but haven't given it a go yet. I love how they are so shiny and the words stand out

Nylad said...

moi je les aime ,elles scintillent!!!
quelle histoire racontent telles ????

Doreen G said...

Julie the beads are beautiful--what did you use as the varnish if you don't mind me asking?

LisaOceandreamer said...

Oh Julie these came out wonderful!!! You know my Mom used to make them from wallpaper and when the grandkids were small they'd visit for a weekend or a week and she'd have them making wallpaper beads. I don't think I truly appreciated them at that time. NOW I am so hoping they are among her things when I eventually start going through them.

kelsey said...

These are such fun to make Julie aren't they! I've done these a few years back in my cloth/art doll days so thanks for reminding me how great they can look! Excellent for hanging off altered books!!!

Dot said...

These are fabulous Julie! Am so glad you are enjoying the school holidays. I clicked on the photo so I could take a good look at them.

You have done a wonderful job. Can't wait to see photo's of what you end up doing with them.


Dawnie said...

What beauties JH.They certainly look fabo and bet you had fun.
love the finish on them.
Thanks for sharing my lovely.

D xxx

One Crabapple said...

oh Jules ! I have been wanting to try these for the longest time ! you inspire me !!! I am anxious to see what you will do with them as I am not sure WHAT I would do with them afterwards ! They all look QUITE lovely !

Love, S

Jen Crossley said...

Julie these beads are amazing Love the colour of them.I did see Cloth Paper scissors but hadnt try it yet.
Thanks for inspiring me to have a go

Karen Cole said...

Love the beads, Julie!

How do you get the shine? I'll have to pick up the magazine and check it out.

Holly Stinnett said...

These beads are yummy! You're going to have fun incorporating them in your work... very, very nice. I saw that article too and saw some of these at Artfest... but you're are the prettiest I've seen. :)

And kitty below... the hammock trick is too funny!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend,


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Steph said...

They're beautiful ! Can't wait to see what you will do with them !

stephanie said... I just needed to read on made them!!! Well they are lovely!!!

jessica said...

beautiful beads.
i used to make many of these, but never varnished them.
will do it again.
i too would like to know what you used for the shine.