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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Make Your Own "Beads"

i found some old "beads" i made several years ago and wanted to show you. I think they are pretty cool, they may be completely stupid but i don't care. here are the first ones i ever made:
i want to make them into earrings. they are made out of magazines. we have a plethora of old magazines so i have lots of options, here's what you do
pick a pattern you like, remember not much of it will actually show.
make sure you have toothpicks, siccors, gluestick, and clear fingernail polish.
cut your patterned magazine into strips depending on how wide you want it to be
trim off the extra sides. flip it over and slather it with glue.
wrap it tightly around your toothpick. the longer the piece of paper, the thicker the "bead" will be.
after it's wraped around paint the whole thing with the clear fingernail polish.

stick it somewhere to dry completly. then slide it off the toothpick and do whatever with it.

i don't know if this is weird, probably, but i think they look kinda cool. you can cut your paper on an angle to get a different look. i don't have everything to make them into earrings but maybe soon and i'll post pictures.


Natasha Holmquist said...

Amanda you are so creative! I love it.


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