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Autumn Colors

About this design:

Thanks everyone for your comments on my Tangerine Dream. I'm waiting for some green seed beads that I just ordered from LB and I will rework it. In the meantime, I made this bracelet for a friend of mine's birthday.


Handmade Paper Beads; Seed Beads from LB, Copper Bead Caps from LB and Copper Toggle Clasp from LB!

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  1. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Beautiful bracelet! Your friend will love it. :D

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a lucky friend to receive this lovely bracelet! Your paper beads are amazing!!! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Lucky friend!

  4. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Even my husband thinks these beads are amazing! He did want to know what you finish them with, varnish or clear acrylic spray paint or something else?

  5. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Beautiful bracelet and the Paper Beads are fabulous!

  6. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Love it! … beautiful as always

  7. The Dud
    The Dud says:

    Thanks, everyone!

    Moonbell, I use Plaid Mod Podge to seal them (2 coats) and then I put 2 coats of a gloss varnish on top of that to give them the glossy finish.

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    K H says:

    this is a beautiful bracelet – the colors are perfect to warm up this cold season!!!

    I love your paper beads!!!! Would you consider writing a tut for your chickie friends?

  9. The Dud
    The Dud says:

    KH, here are two web pages from the website where I learned how to make my beads. The first link shows you how to make coned shaped beads and the second link shows you how to make diamond shaped beads. Both links have YouTube videos that show you how to make the beads.

    Also, I’ve attached a picture of the paper that I bought for these last beads. My cone shaped beads were 3/4″ x 12″ and my diamond beads were 1/2″ x 12″ (The paper is 12 x 12 with 54 sheets of two-sided paper that I got at Michaels).

    Good Luck!


  10. Shelly m
    Shelly m says:

    lovely! love the design and the colors

  11. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    I just love how this turned out … what a great present for your friend!! SLS

  12. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Very pretty!

  13. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    These are such cool beads, and a nice gift too!

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