Saturday, 25 February 2012

Paper Bead Necklace

Well, this is just going to be a quickie.  I've had these photos on my camera for WEEKS now, and just want to show you.....







My first attempt at making paper beads!  The project is from Kirstie Allsopp's 'Craft' (there will be a review soon, I promise).  It was lots of fun to make - and pretty easy, too.  I thought the cutting out and folding business would be a bit tedious, but it wasn't at all - I just did it while I watched some TV.  


I like it!  I think it's unusual and I love anything 'booky' (the paper beads are made from a 'spare' copy of 'Sense and Sensibility' I had), and it's got some RED in it.  BUT, can I ask you a some questions?  And will you answer me HONESTLY?  What do YOU think of it?  Does it look TOO homemade?  Can I get away with wearing it outside the house?  Now, we're friends, so honest and true answers, please!  ;-)


Carly


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18 comments:

  1. Go for it Carly, it definitly looks good enough to wear out in public.......I'll bet you'll get loads of people asking where you purchased it from..........I think it's really cool x

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  2. LOVE it, hon.
    You could definitely wear this in the real world!
    Have a fabulous weekend.
    Xx

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  3. How lovely it is and even more so when I read which book it was made from!

    I would happily wear that and wait for all the envious comments from my friends!

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  4. Very cool - and you definitely wear with pride - I'm sure you'll get lots of comments!!

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  5. Definitely wear it! Of course I'm partial to it because of the books!! And I think you picked the perfect color of beads to pair with the pages! Very cool!

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  6. i really really like this! As a lover of handmade, jewellery and books it's def a winner!!

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  7. So sweet! My baby would turn them into papier mache in a heart beat so i better wait till he is a little older and not carried everywhere before I have a bash at them.

    xxx

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  8. Wow...i think it's beautiful and quirky...deffo wear it, but NOT in the rain!
    love jooles x

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  9. These are so adorable! Love the red as well. Happy day to you

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  10. I really like them, fun and quirky. I think people will be intrigued by them, so definitely wear them out and about.

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  11. Hi there Carly,thankyou so much for popping over to me and for your lovely comment.Love the bead necklace,well done,have a lovely week,hugs juliex

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  12. Oh wow - I adore your necklace!! It looks amazing. You most definitely have to wear it - I bet you get loads of compliments. I'm going to have to google how to make one right now. I bought a stack of old music books at an op shop recently and they would be perfect to use! Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration!!

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  13. That is so clever Carly.... I love it!

    Have a fab weekend X

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  14. It looks gorgeous. I can imagine it in a trendy shop. You should definitely wear it. xx

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  15. My daughter is an architect student using old phone books for building a 3-D model of her project. I absolutely love your necklace and will surprise her with one! Thanks for the great idea!

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  16. Hi Carly, So pleased you tried the project I submitted. I was also featured on the show as and I have to say Kirstie is just he same on and off screen. I had a great time filming the show and it was a great experience.

    Perhaps I may see you over on my Facebook page Rare Notions by Phiona Richards sometime.

    All the best

    Phiona

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Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. It's always a pleasure to hear from readers, and it really makes my day!

Carly

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