(Not all of the papers are shown here.)Following the directions in the video, I rolled the papers up onto a skewer with a simple glue stick! Then the beads are coated with clear nail polish, which really brought out the colors in the papers and made them hard and durable like real beads! They only took a few minutes to dry.
My 12 year old helped me make several of the beads, and they didn't turn out perfect, but in the end, it's quite ok. Since they are handmade, one wouldn't expect them to be perfect, right?
The decorative beads I picked out from the store to go with my handmade beads were teal, clear and silver, so I decided to try the blue/green handmade beads on my bracelet. Here is the finished product:
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy these bracelets are to make and plan on making lots more for gifts this season! Taylor had such fun too, I think she would enjoy making these for her teachers this year. She's in 7th grade, so we'll have many teachers to give gifts to this holiday. :) Nichole's video is so fun and easy to follow.
I used the Heart-2-Heart #7 flower die to cut little flowers with Summer Sunrise Patterned Paper. Love the pinks, oranges and yellows together.
Hello Sunshine card:
Stamps: Think Big Favorites #15
Ink: Fresh Snow
Paper: Raspberry Fizz cardstock, Beautiful Beads Pattern Pack (Pink + Orange Mix)
Dies: Layerz Mat Stack 4 die (frame), Heart-2-Heart #7 (flower)
Other: white embossing powder, corner rounder, rustic twine by Papertrey Ink.
Beautiful Beads Bracelet:
Paper: Beautiful Beads Pattern Pack (Blue + Green Mix)
Dies: Beautiful Beads die
Other: beads by EK Success, toggle clasp, crimping beads, beading wire.
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