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6/24/2012

It's finally here!!!

          


            YAY.... YAHOO.... YIPPEE....                             it's finally here..... Yup, today's the day to party!
Welcome to The Outlawz Blog hop!
We have  LOTS of prizes; so please read the directions carefully!

     This isn't just an ordinary blog hop! There are 8 blogs for you to visit. Each blog has either a tutorial on how to make something or a technique pertaining to paper crafting!
     Each blog has a prize, and there is a grand prize for one person who visits and leaves a comment on all 8 blogs, and becomes a new member of The Outlawz!
     To be eligible for the prizes, please leave a comment on each blog.  If you become a follower (of the blog) you will have two chances for that blog's prize!  Each blog has a different prize, so you will want to visit all of them! Let's get hopping! Have fun and good luck! 
     To win the grand prize for visiting all the blogs and leaving a comment for each one - go here and enter your name at the bottom of the page by clicking on the blue froggy to add your link.  Don't forget to join The Outlawz...you'll be glad you did :) 
     So like all blogs if you came here by chance and because you got an email from me, do yourself a favour and start at Colleens blog, you want to be in on all the prizes. And when your done the hop and you join The Outlawz, join in the challenges for you chances at even more prizes....this is one party your gonna LOVE!

GOOD LUCK!!  GOOD LUCK!!  GOOD LUCK!! 
Blog Hop Order

The Outlawz Host: Colleen Holmes 
CAS Host: Pryn Garritan
Greetings Host: Tina Gilliland
Color Host:  Teresa Arsenault
Sketch Host: Cindy Potentier  me :) 
Twisted Thursdays Host: Patricia St Martin
Copic/Promarkers Host: Darlene Lyons
Paper Ala Mode: Theresa Lee

How to make paper beads
     Back in May of this year I was looking for something on youtube and kept seeing a video for this pop up even though it wasn't anything to do with what I was looking for. I actually can't remember what it was I was looking for lol! Anyway, I finally decided I had two birthdays coming soon and this may be a great gift idea, what would be the harm :) I'm glad I did, I ended up making two, one for my aunt and one for my youngest sons girlfriend. 

 I cut my strips at 3/4" X 12" but you can cut them wider or narrower and shorter making different sizes of beads.

 I used double sided scrapbooking paper and rolled them with opposite sides up giving me two different colour beads. The video I saw and a few others I looked at, it appeared the maker was using 8.5X11 plain white paper not cs, and using specific markers to add colour to the strips before rolling. 
 I used a toothpick to roll the strips up and glue in place.
Coat 3X with diamond glaze letting dry completely between coats.
Instructions thus far...cut strips, roll and glue, 2-3 coats of diamond glaze, drying in between  coats, then decide how you will string them together. You can buy empty necklace rings at the $ store, just add the beads and any embellies you like, you can even add real beads if you like! Or try stretchy necklace cord, wire, string....whatever you prefer will work.  I used wire and made loops at each end making all the beads individual then hooked the wire loops together and added a charm in the centre for each necklace.  :) 
 My sons gf really likes skulls, seems to be the norm these days for these kids, so I found some of these skulls at the local craft supplies store here called Flim Flam. They have a lot of bead making supplies and their prices are fabulously cheap.

For my aunt's I saw this little teapot set and thought, omg that's so cute, she would love that, so I searched for the perfect shaped bead for it and found this pretty blue one to go with her green and blue necklace,  she loved it!! 








     You can even make earrings to match. My aunt and I started a pair when she was visiting last to go with her necklace but we didn't get them done and she took them home to finish. Unfortunately she has been to busy with work to get them done, so I've suggested she bring them back when she's down for the coming Canada Day long wkend. 


     The prize for my blog is a 1 year subscription to TTCRD Magazine which is ran by the one and only Colleen Holmes, creator and fearless leader of The Outlawz and one spectacular lady! TTCRD stands for Through The Craft Room Door and you can find the info for this amazing magazine here!
                         
 GOOD LUCK!!  GOOD LUCK!!  GOOD LUCK!!

Thank you so much for popping by, I sure hope you take advantage of ALL the fun and join in the challenges tooo :)

 Big inky hugs my crafty friends!!
Cindy  :)

135 comments:

  1. Brilliant Cindy, simply brilliant. I am so going to try this little craft out.
    The tutorial was fantastic too.
    :)S

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  2. Those paper beads look like they are a lot of fun to add to your crafts as well as to make. Great tutorial, thank you.

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  3. You truly are a gifted creative gal, Cindy! I love your tutorial! Who would of guessed that you can make jewellery from paper!! Hugs!

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  4. These necklaces came out wonderfully! I really like that little teapot set up! Great tutorial!

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  5. I have totally done this before. Love your final product. I just became a follower and can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  6. What a great idea, Cindy! Love the way you finished both, but the teapot is just too danged cute! I think it would be fun to add the beads to a card, too! :^)
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  7. Beautiful Cindy. makes a great gift. Hugs

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  8. LOVE your Tut!!!
    Your blog is fabulous!!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win such yummy hop candy!!
    Hugs
    Lorianna

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  9. very fun idea,,, did not know it was so easy
    thanks
    Debbie
    Ebat

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  10. Great idea...think I might have to try some...Huggz

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  11. These are beautiful. You make them look easy. I am excited to give them a try. Thanks so much!

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  12. Cindy you always come up with the most amazing things to make! This is awesome and so pretty...well, perhaps not the skull head! The beads are!! You could use these for stick pins too on your cards!! Lots of ways they can be used! Thank you, hugz!!

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  13. I have wanted to try making paper beads for awhile Cindy, so thanks for the great tutorial! Your necklace turned out beautifully - my daughter buys this type of jewelry every month from an organization that supports crafts women in Africa, and I can say that yours is every bit as beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Big hugs!

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  14. Great Idea...love the tea pot necklace. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Oh, these are so pretty! It's hard to believe they just start with paper strips! Love the necklaces you created; they are gorgeous!

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  16. thanks for this tutorial :) love beads xxx

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  17. Cindy, this is a great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing. They certainly look so good. Hugs, Ursula

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  18. Amazing difference the diamond glaze adds to those beads - they look like glass! I think this is a great little project (and tut!), there are so many great scrapbooking papers out there. This would be perfect for using up some of that stash.

    Thanks so much Cindy for the tut!

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  19. I had forgotten about this technique! I used to make these as a child, so thanks for the tutorial and sharing! Love that little teapot too!

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  20. Great tutorial Cindy, looks like something I will have to try!
    Thank you,
    Hugs

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  21. You did a great job on this tute Cindy. I love your enthusiasm! I'm going to have to try this. They turned out so cute.

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  22. Great job. Thanks for sharing this technique. Looks like fun/

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  23. I have always wondered how bead were made. Thank you!
    Elizabeth
    http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  24. Terrific tutorial, Cindy! Your paper beads turned out great! As a jewelry maker, I love this idea and I'll definitely give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Great technique and I love the colors you chose too. Beautifully done Cindy!

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  26. Thanks for the nicely done tutorial, Cindy! You make me want to give this a try! Big inky hugs to my DT Sistah! Pat

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  27. Just beautiful. I am going to have to try this.

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  28. So pretty! What wonderful gifts!

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  29. This is so cool Cindy! What a lovely idea and that teapot is super cute!

    Arabella

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  30. The possibilities!! I CAN'T WAIT to try this! THANK YOU!!

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  31. What a great idea. Super neat beads. Thanks for sharing. i am now a follower.

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  32. Thanks for this great tutorial ! I can't wait to try this...

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  33. OH MY GOODNESS this is so awesome...love love love this and I will be back to follow this ...

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  34. Beautiful projects, and great tutorial! Thanks for sharing :) Already a follower!

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  35. These are fabulous! Thanks for sharing how to make them. Will have to make them now...

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  36. Love this, and love the creativity you had in coming up with the skulls!

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  37. it goes to show just how ecletic I am that I like BOTH the tea pot and the skull! grins! what great gift ideas! :)

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  38. WOW!!!! Cindy great job and I love your beads. These are perfect also to put on the cards. We use to make them years ago and I forgot about them. TFS and you did a awesome tutorial. I'm a follower now.

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  39. What a fabulous tutorial - although I do know how to make the paper beads, I had never thought of coating them - good idea and thanks for the tip. Your necklaces are just stunning!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Durban
    South Africa

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  40. What a fabulous tutorial...thanks! Hard to believe these beads are made from paper, they are wonderful!

    Linda

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  41. Oh my goodness, those beads are awesome; still can't believe it; must try it now for sure! i am from Cuba City WI.

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  42. I have been looking for a tutorial for these! My search is over! Thanks so much!

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  43. Cool idea. Thank you for sharing!

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  44. oops I forgot to tell you . I am a new follower to your blog LOL

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  45. Would never have guessed these were made of paper. How pretty and such a nice prize.

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  46. I'm already a recent follower and the reason I went off on this blog hop. Thanks for sharing your technique - wow paper beads awesome they sure don't look it. Amazing project.

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  47. Cindy this is such a fun tutorial! I used to make these beads and forgot all about them until now. I love your addition of the detail beads. Thanks so much for the trip down memory lane. Hugs!

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  49. Thanks for the tutorial on paper beads. Great Idea I am a follower
    Jennifer

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  50. Hi Cindy, I now know what to use diamond glaze for. I had wondered. I have used the rolled paper technique to make butterfly bodies. I like the little teapot you made for your Aunt's necklace. It is very pretty. Thanks for sharing. I live in New Jersey, USA. I am a follower of your blog. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

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  51. Love this idea!!!
    I'm new to outlawz and I already amazed by all the talent - so glad I joined
    Thanks!!

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  52. Wow love the beads...I always thought they were hard to make. Surprise, they look easy.

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  53. Wow beautiful I may have to give this a try Thxs

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  54. That is one super cool idea! It combines my love of paper crafting and beads :o) Thanks so much for sharing it {{{hugz}}} :o)

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  55. So excited to see your tutorial! I was reading a magazing yesterday that had an article on this but the steps weren't that clear. Your step by step pics helped to clear up my confusion and your beads look great! Thanks for sharing this, I'm a new follower :)

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  56. Grand daughter is always asking for a craft to do...here we go...Outlaw from Oregon obsorbing your knowledge. With all the talent throughout this hop I hope to get inspired to create at the end. Thanks for all you do,Tootsie from Astoria

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  57. Great tutorial and love your projects! I can see using these on cards for some added dimension!

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  58. Wonderful Tutorial Cindy. I love the beads. Will have to give that a try. They really look like beads you would purchase. And we have so many pretty papers out there we can use.

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  59. How pretty! Thanks so much for the tutorial...Hugs! Leah Ann

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  60. Sweet Cindy,
    YAY.... YAHOO.... YIPPEE.... are my sentiments exactly. I am so happy to be able to connect with my favorite Outlawz Girls for the party. I have been absent from my regular visits to all my friends' blogs, and this is a perfect way to reconnect!
    Your paper beads are fabulous darling! I love your colors and the added charms.
    :O)
    Jessica S

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  61. Cindy. I cannot believe I wasn't already following that so I have rectified that now. Sorry. I love this idea of bead making and the end product is fabulous. I am now having so many ideas running through my head now. I won't know what to try first lol. Thank you for sharing hun
    Hugz Elaine x

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  62. Awesome idea! I would never in a million years have known those pieces were made with Paper!! WOW!! I sure wish my mind had the wonderful creative ideas that you do!!

    Thanks for a fabulous share!! Beautiful!!

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  63. Fabulous tutorial and geat looking beads. Angela Hoynes

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  64. I forgot to say thank you with all of my heart for being a designer on The Outlawz! You add so much to the team and we are who we are because of you and the rest of the girlz/boy!!! Thank you Cindy for staying with us and being the best design team ever! Hugz

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  65. Beautiful paper beads and they look like fun to make too!!

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  66. These are fabulous, Cindy. Thanks for an easy to understand tutorial. Blessing hugs, Teresa (TODT)

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  67. I love making paper beads and you have some new suggestions. Thanks.

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  68. Great tutorial...i just love the tea pot and the beads look like glass..tfs
    kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

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  69. The necklaces are beautiful!! What a great gift!!

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  70. Your paper beads are fabulous. Nice necklace. Thanks for sharing your project. I'm a new follower.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  71. This is a fantastic tutorial. I have heard of paper beads, but had no idea how to actually make them. I will be trying this. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  72. Cindy, what beautiful necklaces and gorgeous beads. Loved the tutorial.

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  73. Thanks. This looks like a great project to make with my daughter...veronica

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  74. OK, I promised myself I would not start another craft hobby such as bead making but I may just try one necklace since you made it look so easy.

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  75. pretty necklace.i am now one of your follower

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  76. what a unique idea - really like how you did the teapot necklace!

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  77. Your beads look beautiful. I have to admit I have tried this before and my beads did not look anything like this. Your tutorial has made me want to give it another try. Thanks

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  78. Your beads and necklace are "Wowzalicious"! I love them. I am going to give this a try! Great tutorial!
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  79. Awesome tutorial. You made it look easey.

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  80. Nice tutorial, your beads are beautiful. Will have to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  81. So very cool! I've seen paper beads before, but never thought of coating them with Diamond Glaze. That will definitely help them stay together! Thanks for the tutorial!!

    xx Star

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  82. Wow, Cindy this is so cool, your beads look like glass! Thanks for sharing.
    Huggs

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  83. This is a amazing. I have never thought that paper beads might look so good. Great tutorial.

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  84. WOW, the necklaces look amazing! I love the bead idea and tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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  85. I just love new ideas and yours is just great! Thanks for teaching us this wonderful project! I can think of so many places I can use these cute little beads!

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  86. Grand tutorial. I've made beads with my Girl Scouts before. Yours look very professional! Lovely necklace.

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  87. Cindy, can you believe I just learned how to make these from my daughter? She a Girl Scout troop leader and called me a few weeks ago to see if she could get me to donate some papers from my stash so the troop could make beads. I had no idea what they were going to make, but cheerfully sent her a scad of scrapbook papers from the old stash. When I went to her home for a visit just before school was out, she showed me what they had been making. These are incredible and I'm making them whenever I have a bit of time now. I'm a follower. Thanks for the tutorial. :-D

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  88. There seems to be no end to make things with paper. Just love the tutorial. Will have to
    try making these beads. I see that I'm going to be very busy.
    Thank you.
    Beth.

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  89. Ty for a cool, unique tutorial, never would of thought they would be so pretty, that's so awesome. Ty also for showing us newbies such a kind welcome, makes it very wonderful. I became a follower as well.
    Hugs,
    JuliaB.

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  90. So fun I´ll teach my kids this and we´ll have good time a rainy day - thank you!

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  91. What a clever and unique tut! Who'd 'ave thunk to make beads out of paper, and yours turned out so nice, TFS!

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  92. These looks so lovely Cindy - such a great tute!

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  93. I love those beads Cindy!!
    (New follower)
    Love the party, I hardly have time to craft:)

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  94. Oh wow!!! I love the beads and can't wait to give this a shot. Great tutorial!!! New follower and so glad I stopped by.
    Hugs..

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  95. Oh I remember making these when I was a kid. We used magazines so the beads were very colorful! Thank you for reminding me.

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  96. Hi, Cindy! This is such a cool tutorial! I have been wanting to try making paper beads for a long time and I think you may have just given me the inspiration I needed. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

    Hugs,
    Anne

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  97. I forgot to tell you, Cindy, that I became a follower of your blog when I was here earlier! :)

    More hugs,
    Anne

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  98. But woooaoow!! How cool is'nt that!! Now i have to make beads to, this bloghopping is no good for my workingtime, i just wanna go home and start projects everywhere in my home.

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  99. OMG this is so cool. I have always wondered how they were made. Thanks for sharing.
    I just became a follower of your blog.

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  100. This is fun, enjoying all the tutorials this is really neat thanks for sharing

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  101. What a wonderful tutorial! I can hardly wait to try it!
    Hugs, Marie XX

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  102. I love making these paper beads! They sure are addicting!

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  103. Thanks so much I will be making this when i can soon

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  104. Another new project for me to try.

    Deb F.

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  105. Wow...awesome tutorial...can't wait to try this!

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  106. Thanks for the great tutorial. I have been wanting to try these and your instructions are easy to follow. I am a new follower and I have to say I am lovin' your blog. TFS

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  107. WOW-I am truly impressed! happy new blog follower!

    Hugs-Jenn Zeeb

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  108. Amazing beads! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  109. Gorgeous beads!! Your tutorial is amazing too!!

    hugs,

    Laine

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  110. Lovely beads! Hope you have a fantastic day!

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  111. I have a necklace a friend bought me made out of these beads...it is neat to see how they are made!

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  112. Lovely beads. My granddaughter well love making them with me. Thanks for your tutorial.

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  113. Awesome tutorial! I've always wanted to try making paper beads and yours came out great

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  114. Am I ever happy to have this tutorial! I have often tho't of paper beads but can never remember to look up a tut for them!Well, well, well! Now I had one and didn't even have to go looking for it! Thanks so much and also for the fun prize op-

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  115. love your hand made beads and that tea pot is the perfect addition....very, very cute!

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  116. OMGosh! I love these paper beads!!! gorgeous work! thank you for the tutorial. Hugs, Karen

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  117. These look great, and so simple too!

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  118. Interesting tutorial...I have heard of "paper beads" but never saw how to make them. Thanks for the insight!

    Sincerely
    Polkadotlady

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  119. Very lovely. I've dabbled a little in jewelry making and it's almost as much fun as card making. Thanks for the bead tutorial.

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  120. Wow I am blown away. Those beads are fabulous. Never tried beads before but I can even see using them on a card. Thanks can't wait to get started making beads. Thanks so much for the tutorial and idea.

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  121. I have always wanted to make these beads. Your samples are great, love the tea pot. TFS.
    Karen
    stampinQT@comcast.net

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  122. This is awesome! I can see all kinds of uses for these great beads besides jewellry!
    Renee Butchart

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  123. Your necklaces came out great!

    I've been wanting to try to make paper beads. Now maybe I will!

    Thanks for a fabulous tutorial!

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  124. Wow this is amazing!!! I have never made this type of bead. TFS

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  125. I saw some of these a while back and thought "wow, that must be hard to do"....your directions are great, and I think I can do this. Your necklaces are beautiful!

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  126. I remember making paper beads when my daughter was younger and this was a great inspiration to try them again!

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  127. Thanks for the tutorial - I remember making these beads for a Mother's Day necklace when I was young. I really like the teapot pendant - very cute!

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  128. Thank you for sharing this tutorial.
    Your beads look very nice - great
    gift idea.

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  129. Great tutorial Cindy - the beads looks so beautiful. This is going to be added to my to do list. Love it!!

    Hugs

    Laine

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  130. Super cute -- thanks for the tutorial!

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  131. Great tutorial. Totally going to do this!

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