From the Spice Market Collection
by Nathalie Horn
(Toronto, On, Canada)
Paper beads necklace
This necklace from my ‘Spice Market’ collection is made of paper beads. Each bead is handmade individually with beautiful paper before being assembled into this necklace. I cut and roll the paper, then I cover each bead with a waterbase sealer. The paper beads are mixed with faux pearls and gold metal beads and are assembled with craft wire to create this one-of-a-kind necklace and matching earrings. The 3 strands are twisted together to create original twirl effect. The colors are sparkling gold, white and silver pattern. Total length of the necklace is 22" (56 cm) and is adjustable with a metallic silver chain. Each paper bead length is about 1” (2.5 cm).
I have been doing different craft for many years just for fun. I find that paper gives me flexibility to create beads in almost any color. There is a big selection of paper available in different pattern and color and when I roll a patterned piece of paper into a bead, I never know how it is going to turn out. I started making the paper beads necklace for myself to match different outfit I was wearing and my friends ask me to make some for them. I decided to make my jewelry under the name 'NH Designs by Nathalie'.
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