Thursday, 1 January 2009

Project Of The Month - January

Welcome to the first Sugar Sugar, Project of The Month!

We're keeping it simple this month, to break you in gently...

January - Paper Beads by Marlene

Here's how...

Cut a strip of Design Paper approx 6" x 2/3" and cut both long sides from the middle to the end, to make a point

Then take a large needle or tooth pick and roll the paper along, starting from the widest [uncut] end.

before you reach the end, add some glue so it sticks to the bead when closed.. pull out the stick/needle and voila.. you got your own hand-made bead that is a perfect match to the papers you are using!

You can make different sizes of these too, or glaze them for longevity, to suit your own project.

These work great for all sorts of crafty projects, but also look stunning, attached to your cards.

Here's what The Sweeties did with their own 'Paper Beads'

Please click on the photographs to be taken to The Sweeties own blog's for more pictures and details of how they created their projects.





We would like to see your creations made using these Paper Beads.

It could be a card, scrapbook page or other crafty project, as long as you use Paper Beads somewhere on it.

Please submit your entries in accordance with the 'Sweet Rules' (on the sidebar)

Closing date for entries noon on Saturday 31st January (GMT)

We will choose one Sweet friend from the entries, who will join the team for the March 'Sugar Sugar project'

Will it be you?

You have to be in it, to win it!

We look forward to seeing your creations...


Lorraine Robertson said...

Oh I do love paper beads only thing is I don't have any cards made yet using them with Sugar Nellie so darn it, looks like I will just have to card make all day today!!!!

Now what else could I be doing on New Years Day..... nothing of course so what a perfect way to start the year...

Big hugs

p.s. will be back soon with my creation...

rosalien said...

Those paper beads look lovely and I'm thinking about this challenge. Love it. :)) So, see you later.;)


Tiets said...

I can''t wait to see what both of you make with these beads!

Cathy said...

A fab challenge and great tutorial. My attempt at paper beads can be found here.
Thankd for looking
Cathy xx

Ceal said...

Lovely creations by the DT. I am going to give the beads a try but will not be able to post because I do not own any Sugar Nellies :(

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Lia said...

I can't wait to see what you make with the paper beads.

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All Pink girl said...

Wow what a fabulous idea ,the projects you have all made are stunning ,fantastic work ,
will try and have a go at these hugs Dawnxxx

Cathy said...

Had another go at these beads - you can find it here.
My ist lot are here.
Love these beads and such a great embellishment. Thanks Marlene.
Cathy xx

Crafting Joanne said...

I'd never tried these, but I really love them, fab tutorial, thank you.
I've done an altered diary here

Fab DT creations.

Joanne x

Jean Peters said...

Lovely design team work. I've had a go at making these before but never produced anything with them, but I've done it this time.

Here is my entry.

Jean x

Cathy said...

Made some more beads - they are ever so addictive!! You can find them here.
Have a great weekend,
Cathy xx

POPPET said...

I so love this idea and it was so easy to do and it is one i will be using again, gorgeous creations from the DT...

Here is my attempt.

Hugs Pops x x x

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi, I have had a go at making the beads there so easy and will be making more as embellishments for my cards I have added them to the challenge 2 card
My card using the beads
great project ju x

Cathy said...

Another creation with these fab beads (I think I'm addicted!) can be found here.
Thanks for looknig,
Cathy xx

FionaJ said...

Had to have a go at these, and I love them, got to admit I've made several cards now using these, they are so easy, This Card Is for Challenge 2 and Has Paper Beads on too

Malie said...

What a nice challenge.
Here is my box.


Cathy said...

Sorry Sugar Mama, but I couldn't resist using beads again ... they are here.
Cathy xx

Donna said...

Thank you Marlene for this great tutorial, I had so much fun making these beads. You can see my card Here

Donalda said...

well I gave my hand a try at these paper beads not sure if they turned out right but hey I gave it a shot lol you can find them Here

Libby said...

Here is my go! I'm hooked on Sugar Nellie Stamps at the moment!

Thanks for great challenge

LOUISE said...

Great Project of the Month, Sugar Mama, had loads of fun making the paper beads, in fact had so much fun, ended up making two creations. Here they are on my Blog. Louise x
Paper Beads

Ceal said...

finally got the time to do my project you can see it here

Sammi said...

well I couldn't miss making some paper beads and using them on a card... so I've done it finally ... Here it is

scotspanda said...

I'm sure this won't count for the challenge but thought this might make you smile :o)
click here


Amanda xxx