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Crystal Blue Persuasion


About this design:

Experimenting with a new shape for the paper beads - 1" cones.

Components:

Handmade Paper Beads; Silver Spacers; Crystals; Blue Freshwater Pearls; Silve Bead Caps and Silver Toggle Clasp.

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  1. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    okay please tell me what kind od paper do you use,scrapbooking or something made for beads..my curiosity is getting me you have been making the most beautiful ones I’ve seen..I like this new shape!!

  2. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    I’ve been dying to know too…What do you seal them with? Are they 100% waterproof? How long does it take?

  3. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    OMG! I love these!

  4. The Dud
    The Dud says:

    Okay, here is a picture of the Hallmark wrapping paper that I used for these beads. I cut the shapes as follows: 1″ wide tapering down to a tip as small as you can go, and the paper is 30″ long. I use a toothpick to wrap the strip around (making sure it’s not too tight that you can’t get it off the toothpick) and use a glue stick along the way to glue it down. I then shape it into a cone and use Hard Coat Mod Podge by Plaid and give the beads 3-4 coats of the Mod Podge which is a waterbase sealer, glue and finish. The last step is to use a polyurethane gloss varnish, 3-4 coats). It’s really very easy once you get a hang of shaping the beads. Here is the website that I used to teach me:

    http://paperbeads.org/diamond-shaped-paper-beads/

    and here is a YouTube video on how to make the cone shaped beads.

    Good luck!

    Attachment

  5. The Dud
    The Dud says:

    Oops, here is the YouTube video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F4xpJt2FQo

  6. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you for giving us the resource!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you

  7. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, I’m just amazed! This new shape is cool too.

    Thanks so much for showing us the paper you used. It’s incredible how the bead turns out so different from the paper. It must be a nice surprise for you each time you use a different paper too because it must be a little hard to predict unless you’ve made enough now that you can tell.

    I’ll have to check out the details attached above … thanks for sharing. Sounds like a lot of work but so pretty!! SLS

  8. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    That was so very nice of you to share…..keep going you are doing a wonderful job with these1

  9. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    thank so sharing. :)

  10. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    very cool! Donna, this is pretty, thanks so much fir the instructions! Looks like fun, I may give this a try with my daughter & niece over Thanksgiving Break!

  11. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow I love your beads, you did a great job.

  12. Buster Browns MoM
    Buster Browns MoM says:

    these are deffinately interesting, I think you’ve hit on something very sellable and pretty.

  13. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Gorgeous design! ;)

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    This is gorgeous! It’s pretty amazing that something so beautiful can be made by starting with something as simple as paper. Thank you so much for the info and the link on making these beads. I can’t wait to try it for myself! :D

  15. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This is amazing! I love the shape, and the design.

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