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Recycled Crafts: Making Paper Beads [Kindle Edition]

Lynn Mitchell
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Imagine the look on someone's face when they compliment your beautiful costume jewelry necklace and you tell them it is made entirely from old paper and other recycled materials.

Make paper beads:
-For craft projects
-To sell online or in craft or specialty shops
-For school class projects
-For church events like Bible School or Ladies' Night Out
-As sentimental gift items (using paper from school assignments, graduation programs, old love letters, or used wrapping from birthday or baby shower gifts).

NOTE: This concise booklet explains nine simple steps (with pictures) for creating beautiful paper beads. If you are looking for chapter after chapter discussing different aspects of bead work or jewelry, this guide isn't for you, but if you want straightforward directions in an easy-to-follow format showing how to make paper beads for beautiful jewelry then this is your book.

~Please note document file size before purchase~About 15 pages.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 507 KB
  • Print Length: 13 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007387MFS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #155,992 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars For REAL beginners 2 July 2012
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I've been making paper beads for about a week now, and I didn't find this particularly useful. I was hoping for several ways of using paper beads, methods of stringing them together, that sort of thing. This is excellent for those people who have literally never turned their hand to paper bead making, but honestly, there are better video tutorials to be found for free online. I hate to give a bad review, but I wouldn't waste your money on this.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Wish I hadn't bothered 25 Dec 2013
By pepster
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I'm sorry I didn't take more notice of the other poor reviews. The book is very short and just tells you to roll up triangles of paper and glue them then varnish. No design ideas or hints or tips. Even at 77p I feel I was robbed!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay 12 Dec 2013
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This is okay but wanted a bit more from it than I got. I think for basic instructions it's okay
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Recycled crafts making paper beads 12 Jun 2013
By Moses
Format:Kindle Edition
This book look like a very good book . I am very interested in this kind of craft and it will come very handy for me to do things with kids in my project.thank you
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Amazon.com: 3.2 out of 5 stars  35 reviews
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Clear and Concise Directions 4 Feb 2012
By S. Goldberg - Published on Amazon.com
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If you ever tried recycled crafts like making homemade envelopes and quilling, this may remind you of those early days of making things out of paper which you already had on hand. I'm sure that you could also use these directions with purchased papers (just like you can for other paper crafts) to create far more elaborate crafts.

As the product description notes, this is not a lengthy book. It's a short book that describes a single method of creating paper beads. I would have liked to have read a bit more about variations using this method, and that's the one reason why I gave this book only three stars. It was good as far as it went, but I would have liked to have read a bit more on the subject.

I confess that I haven't yet tried making the beads per the directions in the booklet, but the directions are clear and concise. This crafting idea could easily be used by groups of all ages who want to do something a little different for their next meeting. (I can see where adult supervision would be needed for younger children, though.) I plan to use what I've read and recycle a few of the spring seed catalogues that have been arriving in the mail the last month or so. If you have an interest in paper crafts and making jewelry, then this book should appeal to you.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good instructions for beginners 5 April 2012
By Jaine - Published on Amazon.com
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Although this book is quite short, and includes instructions on only one shape of paper bead, if you've never made one, the directions are clear and easy to follow (and there is a quick note about trying other shapes).

I found one item I thought was probably a typo (you are instructed to cut a strip of paper 2.5 inches long, which a) does not match the photographs, and b) would give an extremely thin and potentially weak bead), but otherwise it's a well-written set of instructions.

If you've made paper beads before, you might get a few new ideas for what papers to recycle (or you might already have thought of the ones the author lists), but you won't learn anything new besides that.

If you are looking for lots of variety, templates, or advanced instructions, you'll be disappointed with this download. If you're looking for reviews and advice on what products work best and which don't work well at all (like glues, finishes, what options work as a "core" to wrap your paper around), that's not covered here. The audience for this item would be beginners.

And, yes, you can certainly find instructions like this somewhere on the internet for free. The author isn't charging a lot for a version you can access on your Kindle, however, and this is a clear and easy place to begin.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Slim Info 15 Oct 2012
By Annod - Published on Amazon.com
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I guess you get what you pay for. For under $4 I received just about that much information. Searching the internet (free) provided more written and pictorial information regarding making paper beads. This e-book was very, very basic. Focused on only one shape of bead. If I had a chance to review this book prior to my internet search, I would not have ordered it. I will stick to ordering craft books that are from well-know publishers as I am able to search and obtain more concise information for basically just the cost of my time.
3.0 out of 5 stars Very little information :-( 5 April 2014
By Margie - Published on Amazon.com
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Very little information. Wishing would have illustrated more techniques or methods, but its ok for a start. Thank you. Enjoy.
2.0 out of 5 stars Save your pennies and look it up on the internet... 10 Mar 2014
By Cathy Wright - Published on Amazon.com
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You'll get more info from Google results than in this booklet. Most of the pages consist of printing and copyright info and photos. The actual instructions are maybe 2 pages long. Of course, you get what you pay for, but as I said, more and better info for free is on the internet.
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