Beads · Earrings · Jewelry

Paper/Fabric Bead Earrings

My previous use of fabric had me thinking of using it again for an easy pair of earrings. At first, I thought I'd make fabric beads, but in my stash search, I found paper calling to me as well. In the end, I made paper beads to which I added fabric strips, and made earrings… Continue reading Paper/Fabric Bead Earrings

Beads · Earrings · Jewelry

Inspired by Iced Tea | We’re All Ears Challenge

The folks at Earrings Everyday host a themed monthly challenge - We're All Ears - with a reveal and blog hop on the third Friday of the month. For July, we get to be inspired by our favorite summer drink! Doesn't that sound like fun! 🙂 It's pretty difficult to think of a summer drink… Continue reading Inspired by Iced Tea | We’re All Ears Challenge

Beads · Charms · Jewelry

Paper beads, seed beads

I still use the paper bead bunch keychain that I made, and I still love it. Using the keychain made me want to churn out more of those beads. Here's what that urge resulted in -- I don't want to make another keychain out of these, though. I wonder how I can use them... I'm… Continue reading Paper beads, seed beads

Charms · Jewelry · Keychains · Ornaments

Paper bead bunch keychain

Yay, paper beads are back in my jewelry-making! I spent some time recently making paper beads. I used some junk-mail paper for these. I didn't really have any sizes in mind, I just wanted to make two sets of beads -- one set smaller than the other. I cut rectangles from the paper, 4 of… Continue reading Paper bead bunch keychain

Bracelets · Jewelry

Beaded bracelet

I'm back to using paper beads! I didn't make new ones for this bracelet that I cobbled together, instead I reused some beads from a set that I'd made years ago. They'd been a part of some jewelry piece for a long time, but have been back in my stash for a while now. I… Continue reading Beaded bracelet

Earrings · Jewelry

Meshy envelope earrings

I love the colors on these earrings, and the texture. ❤ What gave them this texture, you ask? If you read the title of this post, you already know 🙂 -- a paper envelope lined on the inside with a loose thread mesh! The envelope had arrived by post. I don't really remember what was… Continue reading Meshy envelope earrings

Bracelets · Jewelry

Wire crocheted scrunchy bracelet

This is an old project of mine -- a bracelet using wire crochet and beads that I made during my early days of discovering wire crochet. It scrunches up a bit if you apply light pressure on it, so you're safe even if it is slightly bigger than you intended. I'd just made a few… Continue reading Wire crocheted scrunchy bracelet

Earrings · Jewelry · Pendants

Chunky newspaper bead earrings and pendant

The wire jig has finally been conquered! Okay, maybe 'conquered' is a strong word. What I can say for sure, though, is that the shapes I make using my wire jig resemble one another much, much more than they did earlier. More importantly, they resemble the shape that I want them to be. I'm pretty… Continue reading Chunky newspaper bead earrings and pendant

Beads

Chunky paper beads

Paper beads were what I started my DIY jewelry experiments with, and Janice Mae's paper bead blog and video tutorials helped me take my first (and many subsequent) steps in making paper beads. I'm so grateful to her. Now for the chunky beads. I'd decided to make them from newspaper. I've made such beads before,… Continue reading Chunky paper beads