It's the last day of August--which means that it's time for the second of my four reveals! This time, I get to show off what I made for my August Monthly Challenge... which, as you might recall, is all about paper beads!
...Because I might be a bit obsessed.
As a refresher: while on vacation, I made the above beads. I picked out a piece of decorated paper, cut the triangles, rolled them into beads, then glued and sealed them.
...And then, last week, I made a necklace out of them!
|Oh, right. I made matching earrings, too.|
I paired them with cream pearls, antique gold, and brass. The paper beads themselves are extremely light, so I hoped that the other components would give the pieces a bit more heft. And I was right--the necklace lays perfectly when worn, and the earrings are just the right weight.
|And a slightly different angle, just for fun.|
...But, wait! There's more!
The above picture shows all of the beads that I made while on vacation. While my main goal for this challenge was to make something with the pink-purple-glitter beads (which you can actually see mixed in with the other beads above), I also hoped to use some of those other beads in a design.
And I did!
In fact, I made two more necklaces. The first one is in shades of green, made to match the earrings that my mum bought me from Paper Bead Girl (also shown here):
...And the second is in shades of sand:
I do think it's amusing that all three of these challenge necklaces have tassels... Different kinds of tassels, granted, but tassels nonetheless. In fact, the one design that I made that didn't have a tassel was ultimately rejected and taken apart (and became the green one).
So, there you go! That is what I made for my August Monthly Challenge!
I definitely see myself making more paper beads in the future, and it's inspiring to see what lovely things they can become. My mother-in-law even had the idea of making a beaded curtain with them. Oh, the possibilities!
It is always fun learning new techniques, and then making something beautiful with them! Thank you so much for letting me share my adventures with you! :)