Paper Bead Necklace

This is a post about one of my ‘Things to do this summer’… Make a Paper Bead Necklace. I found the instructions at http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2HtnEx/au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/better-homes-gardens/better-blogs/article/-/6949252/make-your-own-paper-bead-jewellery

HOLY TIME CONSUMING! I made my list of things to do this summer in order to keep myself busy in the small town of Copper Cliff, and this one really stuck to that… it took a long time!

It took about an hour and a half to cut all of these out. I was originally going to 6 colours, finished my first piece of paper and decided against that right away! My hand was killing by the end of the second colour, and by the end of the third I wanted nothing to do with it anymore, so I let them sit over night.

When I cared enough to give the paper beads any attention, mainly just to get them off my media table, I set up a work station in the middle of the living room so that I could still see the Food Network. Pretty much the only thing I ever have on TV- I have it on right now, Iron Chef 🙂

The beginnings of the beads, I eventually got into a groove and finished all of the beads in an hour.

These are just some of the beads in a bowl. It was at about this time that I realized the paper I was using to make my beads was too thin. The beads all looked the same because the paper was too thin to form into various shapes, even though I had spent so long cutting out the different shapes. I am not letting this bug me as much as it wants to… I still have a cute necklace, and that`s what matters 🙂

This is the finished product wrapped around my wrist a few times as a bracelet. I did not spray them with the gloss varnish spray… but because the paper is so thin, they have stayed together with the glue.

Finito. All finished, check this off my list and move on… This week I am making origami stars and and bow belt.

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