Saturday, May 30, 2015

Enameled Paper Beads

Our May meeting was a tutorial on making enameled paper beads using a melting pot, UTEE and tiny embellishments. This is a great use of old text weight scrapbooking paper, wall paper samples, printed tissue, etc. The beads are rolled from long rectangular or triangular strips of paper and then rolled in melted Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, like a blown glass bead. Then sprinkle with tiny glass beads or glitter and melt another layer of embossing powder on to encase them. A fun finish to the beads is melting metallic or colored embossing powder onto the ends.

I made two 3.5 inch long beads that I would like to use as doll's legs on my next doll project. These have gold mica flecks in them and copper embossing powder at the tips.

Hopefully, some of you will post your finished product or something that you have used your paper beads on.

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