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Friday, September 21, 2012

Inspired by SAF:: Friendship Bracelets

Papertrey Ink held a "Stamp-a-Faire Summer Camp" event on July 21st, 
highlighting many techniques, videos and tutorials and encouraging 
crafters to enter cards and projects for each of the challenges. Even 
though I had planned to participate, I didn't get my projects finished 
in time for  the challenge deadlines!!  I will be highlighting lots of 
projects - all inspired by the Stamp-a-Faire videos and techniques. 
I invite you to join me all this week, for a look back at the challenges.
Nichole Heady showed how we could use paper supplies to make Beaded Friendship Bracelets. She used a special paper pad and dies to create the beads, but since I didn't have these I used this tutorial and template and from a 2008 blog post. 

 This was the last challenge that I completed as it required a few steps. 
I stamped computer paper with Background Basics: Medallions using Raspberry Fizz and Summer Sunrise. The paper was trimmed according to the template.

I made 30 beads - all identical, and then sealed them with clear nail polish.
I visited a local bead shop to look for co-ordinating beads and accessories (pink and white beads). I also found some silver flowers and end caps for the bracelet, as well as the clasp, crimp beads and jump rings. Since I have never made jewellery before, this was a real learning experience for me!!

I made 3 bracelets, but still have supplies to make a few more!! I used 5 paper beads for the first bracelet along with the pink and white beads and silver accents.
I found that it was a little short, so 6 paper beads were used on the remaining two bracelets.

Here's a close up of some of the details. The paper beads are fairly light because of the white background. I would definitely recommend a darker paper for future bead projects, so that the designs would be more noticeable.

And finally .... three bracelets ready to wear. These would be fun for a group of young friends....
I'm thinking my nieces might enjoy these!! Several of them are very 'crafty', so I know they would appreciate them.

Details: (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Background Basics: Medallions
Inks - Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise

This is the 5th project in this series.
Additional Stamp-A-Faire projects can be viewed here. 

I have linked this post to Sew Darn Crafty #84 at Sew Many Ways.
Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


craftmates said...

Oh this is fabulous Karen! I bet your nieces would enjoy them! - Irma

carol (krillsister) said...

Those bracelets are georgeous. I am sure your nieces will love them. I love the colors too.

Leigh said...

Oh, your nieces will love these-- they're so sweet!

Jen Adcock said...

These are fantastic! I especially love them grouped together to be worn. Great work madame.

Camilla said...

Sweet bracelets. I like the colors.....so summer-ish and playful