Tag Archives: recycled paper

Paper Bead “Cheat Sheet”

I found a web site that contains more templates for paper beads.  The author calls it a “cheat sheet”.  Since I can’t seem to embed it, I’ll add the link.  The web site is called Cut Out and Keep.    From my laptop I can’t quite seem to read the exact measurements for the beads, but I don’t think it matters.  The goal is the finished shape.

For those of you who make paper beads, I hope it sparks your interests and ideas.

Janet (janettalk)

Special Note:  Thanks to everyone at Cut Out and Keep.

Beaded Bracelet – Recycled Pink Paper

For summer I created a pink stretch bracelet using recycled paper.

So many people make perfectly lovely stretch bracelets, but for some reason I like stretch bracelets to be a bit on the big and bold side. It still fits tight around the wrist, but the paper beads are larger than most paper beads.

Most people are probably thinking of fall now, and I’m just sharing pink and white.  Oh well, I suppose it is just a matter of vision…..and timing….

Janet (janettalk)

Recycled Paper Tree

Even though I am still behind, I continue to play with paper.  (What am I thinking?!) The project is a Christmas paper tree.

Supplies I used :
1. Styrofoam cone
2. Straight pins
3. Scissors
4. Paper

My first try in making a small paper Christmas tree:

The tree needs reworking, but I wanted to share it in case someone else is interested in trying it.  The original idea came from TV.  The only example I could quickly find on the internet used sheet music.  The creator also cut the paper differently.  The other tree has more “eyelash” branches.  It is pretty, but for some reason I like these large leaf pattern as branches.  By the way, this paper came from a monthly magazine that was thoroughly enjoyed before I got my scissors on it.

If you make a recycled paper Christmas tree or ornament let me know.  I’d love to see it.

Think creatively,
Janet (janettalk)

Paper Bowl, part 2

The Experiment Continues

I added more glue via Mod Podge to yesterday’s project.  I removed some of the plastic wrap.  Most of the plastic wrap was solidly part of the bowl.

I cut all of the rough edges.

The finished “bowl.”

The bowl is quite flexible.  Believe it or not, it holds water.  I’m not sure there is a need for that, but I wanted to know.

I wouldn’t say it is beautiful, but give me a little credit for showing my first try!  Since I make jewelry and use many small pieces, this will be a little catch-all while I am working.

My next entry will be back on topic, paper beads.

Keep exploring your creative side,
Janet (janettalk)