Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Beads

I've been watching videos from stamp tv and recently saw one where they made paper beads and then made a bracelet. Well me being me, I couldn't help but be fascinated by it and of course I wanted to try it. Before I went full force I thought since I have a ton of beads in my stash I would see what I could do with those first.

I bought some seriously cheap stretch cord at Walmart and dug out the beads Sunday night



I don't remember how many I got done on Sunday but then I started making more bracelets on Monday. By the time I packed it up I think I had 11 of them.


Out of all of these my favorites are the red one with the light colored wood beads and the purple one in the front. I think this weekend I'll try and make some paper beads and see how that goes. I still have plenty of beads in my stash to play with too

15 comments:

Duni said...

Wow, you made quite a few! I love the red one and the one with the big wooden beads :)

Sandra said...

make earrings to match the bracelets if you still have the same color beads.. these are beautiful. you will smile when you see Sat post, I have a watch almost identical to the red one ..

Marg said...

We think they are all very pretty. Good job Ann.

Out on the prairie said...

A church nearby makes paper beads from old programs and has them at their craft sale always

Mildred said...

I love the bracelets and look forward to seeing your paper beads.

Jeanette said...

Nice! I used to make a lot of those kind of bracelets! I've never made beads before so I am looking forward to seeing how yours turn out!

Sandee said...

A new craft. I don't recall you ever making bracelets before. Very nicely done.

Have a fabulous day. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Grace said...

For someone who doesn't usually make jewelry that is an impressive stash of beautiful beads. I like the purple best because - purple - and they look like they are 'flat'. But I admire the wooden bead one, ( large light, smaller dark, large light, smaller dark, 2nd pic, upper right, resting on the purple bracelet). I don't like wearing such a chunky bracelet but I do so like the way this style looks, really catches my eye.

Betsy Adams said...

Neat bracelets.... The purple one caught my eye (surprise surprise).. ha

Love all of the colors.

Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny Hartzler said...

I have a couple paper bead bracelets, the kind that you roll the paper, then finish them shiny. They are very durable! So hard to choose. But my favorites are the all red, and the one in the lower right corner in the first picture.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those came out cute!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Stretch cord...that is new to me. Anything like elastic? Probably not.

Love your work.

Pam Jackson said...

Pretty....I used to not wear bracelets but then I decided a few yrs ago that every other part of my body that usually holds jewelry was covered so I started wearing them! haha...I have pierced ears, I wear necklaces, toe rings, ankle bracelets....why not bracelets! Since retiring I don't wear this stuff that much unless dressing to go somewhere.

BeadedTail said...

You sure made a lot of bracelets for just trying it out! They turned out great too! I've made a couple using elastic cord before but I'm afraid they'll come apart so I stick to wire and crimps. Are you going to sell these at a show?

Sharkbytes said...

I made bunches of paper beads in the past (rolled and glued). They were fun, and I like the sort of natural look you end up with because of the colors- I made them from magazine pages. But they are very lightweight, so the don't necessarily hang nicely.

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