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Paper Dreams

About this design:

Beautiful multi-colored African paper beads are stitched onto waxed linen & finished with a brass filigree button clasp.

I learned the ladder stitch from this fantastic tutorial: ( - try it - you'll be hooked!


waxed linen, African paper beads, brass filigree button

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  1. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    A gorgeous bracelet! I love all the colors in the paper beads.
    I agree…the tutorial is fantastic.

  2. Jane MS
    Jane MS says:


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    JC Hamm says:

    Awesome! Love the bright paper beads.

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Miss Molly, all your designs were jaw droppers! And this one is no exception! :D

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love all your ladder stitch designs, but have to say, this colorful one really caught my eye.

  6. April F
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  7. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I love the color…those are really beautiful paper beads.

  8. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What a great piece!

  9. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    WOW gorgeous!!! What a great idea to use paper beads and in that shape as well, it gives this wrap a whole new dimension!

  10. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Love the bright color of the beads! Great design idea.

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    J Gibbs says:

    I just love these paper beads!! They can be be used as beads or wind up a special or wound up just for the rich color you can find – love it, love o
    I’ve kind of had a hard time the past year due to a yucky knee, but it has given me oodles of time looking at patterns, stitches, etc. I’ve learned a lot, and I can’t wait to get to get to some serious work!! I plan on focusing mainly on earrings, but the more I look at others’ work, I want to try their patterns too!
    ……and then there’s chainmaille…. Big trouble – BIG TROUBLE!!

  12. MaryLou
    MaryLou says:

    A very beautiful creation! I love your choice of beads!

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