Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Paper Bead Necklace

Not so long ago i took part in a paper bead swap, i had great fun making the beads but the ones i received in return had been sat for a while wondering what they might become... well i finally had a light bulb moment and decided to create a simple necklace with some of them.

I threaded a black seed bead followed by a silver spacer, then a black round bead and then the paper bead onto a flat head pin and followed that with the same combination in reverse to keep each pin symmetrical, i then looped the end and added a small jump ring to hang.
I did this with 5 beads.
Threaded all onto a black faux swede thread of which i had added a twist clasp to close.
And Ta Da.. one simple necklace!

14 comments:

IsaNorris said...

this is lovely... love paper beads
isax

Angelnorth said...

Oooh, this looks great - very dramatic!

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous work! Those beads are great!

Claireabelle said...

Wow Nicky, FaBuLoUs!!!

Juanita said...

So sweet. Great work.

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous beads. Interesting model too!

sam21ski said...

Brilliant, what a fab idea and they look fantastic xxx

Jennie said...

Gorgeous beads xx

craftytrog said...

it's wonderful nicky, very ethnic looking xx

Agnes the Red said...

Great job with those beads Nicky!

Angie said...

I love that necklace,
Thanks for the comments on my blog,
Hugs
Angie

mueppi said...

Wow.... that looks great!
Hugs Gisela

Lorraine said...

this looks very african and would look really good with a simple black vest or dress

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