Knotty and Nice Bracelet & Paper Beads

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hey All!! 

So, I’m finally able to show you guys this video. If you’ve been join me over on facebook then you’ve probably seen my posts about how this past week was a doozey for me. So many things kept preventing me from getting this started, and then throughout the project I had set-backs (mostly too much noise above me to record anything), and then I was behind by a couple days and staying up until 4:30am each night just trying to get this done. But that’s the life of a blogger (as I’ve heard) and though I have these kinds of weeks sometimes, I just still love doing this so much! I love it and I love you guys! :D And, actually, besides all the delays of the week it was pretty great; I reached 70 subscribers on my YouTube channel and gaining traffic right here on my blog! It makes me feel so happy because I do love doing this and people are liking it in return! So, yes, I made it through the week and I now have a new video for yoouuu! Yayyy! I feel like this is a fun one… I know I had a lot of fun doing this project (despite the set-backs).

This project includes making your own paper beads (cool) and learning how to tie a Celtic knot. Take a look at the final product:

I just love the idea of paper beads, just seems so neat to me. And, plus, since you use about half of a 99¢ piece of paper to make enough beads for one bracelet, this is a fairly inexpensive project that doesn’t look cheap! I love that! Let’s take a look at what you need:

Things I Used: 

      -   Piece of Scrapbooking paper (Michael’s for 99¢)
      -   Mod Podge (Any store that sells craft supplies)
      -   2 Small Paint Brushes (1/4” and 1/8”)
      -   Round Toothpicks
      -   Wire Snipping Pliers
      -   Illusion Cord (Michael’s for $4.99)
      -   Metal Beads (Michael’s for $5.99 20 piece pack)
      -   Smaller Metal Beads (Michael’s for $6.99 ON SALE 70 piece pack)
      -   Mini Beads (Available at Walmart or Michael’s)
      -   Toggle Clasp (Michael’s for $4.99 2 pack)
      -   Jump Rings (Available at Michael’s)
      -   ‘Made With Love’ Charms – OPTIONAL (Michael’s for $5.99 10 piece pack))
      -    Xacto Knife
      -   Cutting Mat
      -   Ruler
      -   Pencil

So, now that you know everything you’ll need, here is the(drum rolllllllll….) Paper Bead & Bracelet Tutorial (with Celtic Knot) video tutorial:

As I mentioned in the video, if you’re having trouble following the video when tying the Celtic Knot, here is the step by step in photos. Hopefully this will help you further in that case.

Click image to ENLARGE

Oh yeah, I just thought, I haven’t posted any pictures of my birthday fun yet, I only have a few, but perhaps I’ll share those with you sometime next week. :)

That’s it for this post, Wonderfuls! Glad I got things together and was able to post this for you all! I’m dusting myself off and preparing for next week now. First step: SMILE! :)


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