Thursday, June 18, 2009

My creative space today - Colliers de papiers

Recently I am working on some new eco-friendly necklaces :-)
The eco friendly part is the fact thath I use paper beads, made from old magazines.

I seal the paperbeads with two coats of varnish to make them sturdier and keep them free of dust and dirt, and to make them more water-resistant (not water-PROOF).
I combine them with the felted pebbles (that I love so much to make) and in this case with beautiful amethyst stones.
Well, they have to wait a bit on my workdesk today, because I am off supply shopping in this tempting shop. Antwerp here I come :-))

In the last pictures you see an already finished necklace. find more pics on my Flickr account.

Hop over to Kootoyoo's blog to find more creative spaces!


Malene said...

Gorgeous colours and textures!

ingermaaike said...

Those paper beads are awesome!

Amanda Yu said...

Wonderful eco friendly necklace. brilliant work ^^

vadjutka said...

simply gorgeous new beads. the lilac composition is so yummy!

beck said...

The beads are beautiful! I would love to know how to make you have a paper bead tutorial? Your colors are lovely x

LeelaBijou said...

What a great work! Really nice!

ArtMind said...

Beautiful work, Fleur! And Xarobi has a range of fantastic items! :) Can't wait to see what you'll make with your new supplies! :)

Saskia said...

Wat een prachtig idee om oude tijdschriften te gebruiken om die mooie parels te maken!! Ik ken de techniek nog van vroeger...maar mijn creaties zagen er toch iets minder mooi uit :)! En dan de combinatie met vilt... Mooi, mooi!!

Ik heb al vele positieve reacties gekregen op de halsketting die ik een tijdje geleden bij je aankocht!! 'k Ben er ook héél trots op hoor!!

Lieve groetjes,
Saskia :)