Tag Archive: beads using mod podge


Today I used a lighter weight scrapbook paper… Can’t find any info as far as weight but yesterdays paper seemed like #65 card stock. The paper I used today was closer to normal computer printer paper.

The Mod Podge definitely works well and the beads come out with a gloss covering and don’t need to be resealed. There is also a “matte” Mod Podge that is not glossy. Think I was winding them a bit too tight today. The Mod Podge was sticking to the bamboo skewers. A couple beads are permanently stuck on the skewer and one bead I wrecked pulling it off so next time I’ll use a plastic coffee stirrer. I also may have to drill the hole bigger on a couple beads as I pulled them off to let them dry rather than let them dry on the skewer.

I like how the design of these lighter weight paper looks when rolled. Least I’m ironing out the bugs in case the class I offered on Paper Bead Making runs…

I rummaged through my various collections of rubber stamps and found some that might work for the etching. I may give them a go before ZZZZZZZZZ tonight… but I have a Mixed Media class running on Tues evenings for four weeks so I have to gather supplies/samples, etc….

Keep arting!

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I actually think it’s dratted allergies already that slowed me down the last couple days. Hence …. today is day two of a mega headache

Sitting quietly watching TV – I’m getting the hang of making paper beads.

This time I used Mod Podge although by the time I was done I was covered in the stuff. It gives the beads a glossy look and the edges attach better.

It is a little tricky to wrap them so they come out same size. I need to try lighter weight paper.

I also ordered these prepared pendants [20 CleverDelights Round Pendant Trays – Antique Bronze Color – 25mm 1″ Diameter – Pendant Blanks Cameo Bezel Cabochon Settings – 25 mm 1 Inch]. They are 1 inch in diameter which is a bit small & I forgot to order the glass cabochons that fit. I could use resin but the pendants aren’t that deep. I plan to print my Ensos, cut to size and put the glass cab to seal it. Although… the Mod Podge might do. hmmmm think the glass cab would look better.

cut up one of my older biz cards to show how the Enso would look… these pendants are very sturdy.

Thinking about etching – wonder if I can use the seal I sign my Sumi-e work with to stamp onto the copper. hmmm might be too hard = worth a shot. Still need to purchase a fresh Sharpie to draw directly onto the copper.

I’m making forward progress on my jewelry goals – Keep Arting!
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