Handmade Paper Bead Bracelet

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I received a sweet gift of pretty handmade paper beads in the mail last week from  Passion For Paper.  Thanks Dee!  I have not made anything with paper beads since this post.   Brinn has been asking for me to make something for her so I played around with a bracelet to wrap around her wrist a few times.

 

I love the yellows, turquoise green and oranges in these beads.  I had some orange waxed Irish linen and added Czech seed beads to make the loop.  Simple knotting between the beads, silver end caps and threading one cord on the outside of the beads added some extra interest to Brinn’s little bracelet.  I designed the loop  just large enough for the end bead to slip through tight enough to act as a clasp.



Dee also sent a sample of some of her other paper beads.  I collected stamps as a child and  I had quite a collection thanks to my grandfather.   I have something in mind for the replica stamp bead below!

 

Hope your week is going well!

We are gearing up for school.  13 days and counting.  Brinn starts Kindergarten and could not be more excited!  Nick heads into 5th grade and sort of wishes summer could go on forever.  Me…. I love Fall.  Gorgeous weather in Northern VA.  All the excitement that the new school year brings.  Fresh paper and pencils – a full day of getting things accomplished!  How about you?  Are you looking forward to the fall routine?

 

 

Update:  Dee added a comment with a coupon code if you would like some paper beads of your own!   

“I created a special code just for your readers to use in my shop TSMBSAVE. 
This code will allow your readers a 10% discount at checkout. They will also receive free shipping on any order over $50.00 (I will refund shipping charges when payment clears).”   Go here to check out her shop.   A Passion For Paper

12 Comments

  1. love those colors!! what a sweet gift!! and created an even sweeter bracelet!!

  2. I inherited several old photo albums full of old stamps…I don’t think any of them are worth anything so I think I will try to make some of the more lovely ones into these beads! Great idea!

  3. Wow Tracy! Inspiring Dee!
    Paper beads the next “to do” now. I have some “inchie” images from a creative lady called Helga trading as “Art Chix” that I will use like the stamp.
    I too have a daughter who makes bracelets with me.
    Thank you, thank you
    Lyn

  4. Beautiful Beads, Gorgeous bracelet.

  5. That is the sweetest-looking bracelet! Love the paper beads! Wow – kindergarten – this is a milestone about to happen!

  6. Tracy – Love the bracelet you made, it’s super cute! And Dee’s beads are fantastic! I need to pull out my paper beads and create something – thanks for the inspiration. Oh,…and my son’s been back to school for almost two weeks now. They start way too early here in AZ if you ask me. Enjoy you last couple of weeks w/the kiddos before school, and then, enjoy your full days to accomplish cool designs!!

  7. Hi Tracy!
    The bracelet turned out beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing my work on your blog, such an honor.
    I created a special code just for your readers to use in my shop TSMBSAVE.
    This code will allow your readers a 10% discount at checkout. They will also receive free shipping on any order over $50.00 (I will refund shipping charges when payment clears).
    Thanks again!
    Dee
    A Passion For Paper on Etsy

  8. You really need to stop, every time you post something, I have to add something new to my to do list…lol! The beads are beautiful and I love the bracelet you made.

  9. What a beautiful round-up of paper beads from Dee! I think the knotting technique must be the perfect pairing for these beads – I just love the finished bracelet design!

  10. Oh that is such a pretty bracelet! I love the knotting with the seed beds in between.

    Dee makes beautiful beads. I’m off to buy some now 🙂

  11. Those are beautiful. I recently started making these. I have made several gifts. Bracelet fro my dad. Necklace for my mom. Braclets for my sis. One for my sis’s mom in law.

  12. These are exquisite. What a wonderful concept. Can’t wait to try this.

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