Thursday, July 28, 2011

Flower Necklaces!!

I have been working on these flower beads for a little while now. So I woke up early this morning and decided that today I was going to stop looking at them and finally put them to use! I hope you love these necklaces as much as I do!

All I did was make little flowers from my favorite scrap book paper ( a thinner paper seemed to work best...but then again alot of different papers that I ran across would not work out for some reason! You may have to experiment with different paper)

This is when it got tricky... my sister and I used every product under the sun to try and find something that would harden the flowers into beads so they would not break or come undone. And I mean we used everything! !!!!

What did seem to work: if you make the beads smaller this is what I did to finally get them close to what I wanted ( if you have any ideas that would be great!!!)

A layer of Collage Pauge, then a layer of mod podge, then end it with a layer of paper glaze. Any one layer of one product just did not give the results that I wanted, so when I was playing around with them this is what seemed to work the best.

I am open to suggestions!!!!!!

PS: My camera cord has ran away so these pictures were taken with my phone....I will replace these photos as soon as I can!

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Wow! Those are gorgeous! But because they have a delicate look, I can see why you'd want to be sure that they will remain sturdy enough for regular wear.

    My first thought was some sort of resin coating. I have no idea if that even exists, but it's what came to mind.

    I hope you figure out the best (and simplest!) method, because you really need to make more of these and share them with the world!

  2. Those are so pretty! I would never have thought to use paper for a necklace.

  3. these are gorgeous!!! i love making these little paper roses... i may need to copy you and make some necklaces ;) great job!!!!