Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Embellished Paper Beads


paper beads
Originally uploaded by faerygrrrl.

Up until a few months ago, i never liked paper beads. Then, I saw a bracelet made from MTA subway maps and was quite surprised. So, when i saw an artistic paper bead LMAO on Nervousness, I signed up.

I forgot about the LMAO as the site is under construction. Randomly over the weekend, i remembered and Sunday night, instead of going to bed at a reasonable hour, I took out my x-acto knife, sat on my bed, and rolled paper beads.

I couldnt believe how much i enjoyed it. The bias i had was based on elementry school projects. Such a lovely discovery, these little beads. They're good for stress and nerves. Small things in the hand.

Here are a few paper bead web sites:
http://www.thebeadsite.com/MUCHP-1.html
http://www.thebeadsite.com/CHI-HOM.html
http://www.stampersmall.com/classes/paper_beads.asp

4 Comments:

Anonymous miss fish said...

Soooo pretty. I love paper beads. I have a whole string of them that I use every year for my Christmas tree. It kept me busy for quite awhile. :)

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Gill said...

The winter 2002 issue of Belle Armoire magazine had some yummy beads made in the same way, but in fabric...with eyelash yarn and other stuff added - title was "100 beads in one weekend". A group of us got together and made heaps of these great beads which I'd completely forgotten about until I read your blog entry! Thanks for reminding me what fun these things are.

Like the idea of the map beads.

Gill

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Gill said...

oops forgot to leave a link to another webpage with these fabric beads on http://snipurl.com/e251

Gill

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great information on your site folks. I also am working on a bead making site. I'll bookmark yours if you bookmark mine. You can find it at bead making.
Again, nice site folks...I'll be baak...:)

1:09 PM  

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