September 26, 2010

Paper beads - my way :)

I find watching Cool2Craft and other live shows very inspiring.  I decided to try my hand at making beads.  I started with glossy card stock, similar to photo paper, and used my Cuttlebug  to emboss the paper.  I used the edge embossers because they are small in width.
Supplies used
I cut out the embossed strip and inked it, emphasizing the embossed image.
Once it was dry I used Gloss Gel Medium to apply one coat.
I then applied 2 coats of Gloss varnish.

I have made 5 more beads and I can't decide how I want to string them yet.

For now I can only be proud of the one I am displaying; inspired by the creative people I choose to 'hang' with. :)


  1. thanks for visiting my blog - love these beads!!

  2. These are gorgeous! I've never made paper beads, but I may have to put it on the list of things to try!

  3. Thank you Lisa and Rana. Thanks for stopping by:) -- I love having company


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