Since I'd generally consider myself a bead "user" more than a bead "maker" I'm thrilled with the results of my first special paper beads and want to share what's on my bead table/kitchen table on this Wednesday update. I posted over the weekend about the fun I was having with the gorgeous colors in India Ink and just going to town with different palettes. The last couple of evenings have been kinda late ones at work, so I used sitting quietly at the table playing with scissors and glue as my relaxation method of choice. Here's my "hint of storm" paper and the resulting beads:
I made just a few beads with some of the papers including a saffron shade, a sunset shade, and a blue-purple shade (that I can't think of a good name for right now...the first thing that came to mind that's blue and purple is a bruise and that's not exactly a good bead name, I'm guessing) along with the stormy rainbows. It's 0600 and I'm dealing with crappy lighting on the kitchen table but I think they still look awesome. I have to finish them off with some sealer now that they're all dry. I may try to list some in my Etsy shop. :)
I've been wanting to make paper beads since I got my little Paper Bead Girl roller. I saw the feature for it in BeadStyle magazine in April and found Vicki's little invention in her Etsy shop. I'm really tickled with how uniform they all came out...I guess using a template to cut the shape actually works, go figure!
There are lots of other tables on display in the Bead Table Wednesday flickr group.