Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Making beads from paper

I had a little dabble at creating beads out of paper over the Easter. The first set of beads, made from strips of paper I had attempted before but I didn't like the elipse shape that resulted. I know it all depends on how you cut the paper and I really wanted to figure out how to make a lovely round bead. It's more straight forward than I thought and I was pleasantly surprised at the result, I've just got to figure out how I'm going to use them in my work now. Maybe simply strung with a few pearls.

The second set are woven beads. A little more involved than the round paper beads. Much as I enjoyed making them I can't see me using them in my work as they are too geometrical but they might be incorporated in a future workshop.

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