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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 · How-tos

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