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Artful handmade recycled project supplies by Renée Parker at artspell on Etsy.

Beads, handmade, paper, recycled paper, papier mache pulp, chunky antique white, aged distressed finish, teardrop shape, round, cracked surface, jewelry making, craft projects, unique, green, ecofriendly supplies.

This is a set of my own handmade papier mache pulp beads. I take a bunch of bills, junk mail, and other undesirables and shred them up. Then I add water and some physical force (I have to show it who's boss).
Seriously, though, I do make the pulp with my own little hands from used paper, so this is a true green craft. And I love making these fun, funky beads.

These are a brand new assortment, using a finish/glaze in which I just started experimenting. I LOVE this effect! The beads have a pretty, aged, distressed cracked feel to them, and the glaze makes them look and feel more like a ceramic than paper! Try them out for yourself and see how many people you can surprise when you tell them that these beads are PAPER!

I sand each one by hand so they'll be very smooth and show off their painted designs really nicely. I usually create an assortment of sizes, so they can be used for different projects. The set pictured is exactly the one you'll receive, in this case. I coat every bead I make with several layers of varnish to protect them, and they're pretty sturdy, but please remember that they are paper and you can extend their life by limiting their exposure to water or wet conditions! Use them in jewelry, decor, or any project that needs a special touch! Check back soon for other color combos and other similar items you can use in your own projects!

***image #5 shows one of my unfinished paper beads in the foreground (sanding done, painting is next) and the beads offered in this listing in the background to give you a peek into the process.:o)

Find more of my handmade supplies made from recycled materials here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/artspell?section_id=5621956

Intended for light use and decor. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

*** Unless otherwise indicated, ALL of my papier mache items are made from TRUE recycled paper and other reclaimed materials, not preshredded storebought mache.

Thank you for looking! Happy etsying!

Color: white, burnt umber
Measurements: teardrop bead, approx. 1.5in (3.5cm); smaller, round beads, .5in (2cm)

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Beads Handmade Papier Mache Boomerang Beads


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