Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Quilled paper beads for card embellishments!

Hi all! This week I've been playing with my quilling tool and some dsp scraps making paper beads! I started making coloured paper ones then decided to try using Stampin' Up! gold and silver foil and these worked out really well too, i did try the new red foil but it is a bit thicker than our gold/silver foil and doesn't lend itself to curling very easily so I just used some red dsp instead. I like to have a try at anything different and I like the idea that you can easily make some beads as another type of project embellishment. I did cheat on the christmas one though, the two silver round beads are bought ones but even then it's a nice idea that I can mix handmade ones and bought ones together for variety! The photo doesn't show that i lacquered my paper ones, I simply threaded them onto a wooden bbq kebab stick and took them outdoors and sprayed with a craft suitable laquer. The gold and silver cording trim in our Handmade for the Season catty is perfect for threading the beads onto! Enjoy the rest of your week..............cheers Sue :)

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