Yesterday I went to town to pick up a few things and one shop was having a mini sale. I picked up a few odds and ends and found a great treasure. They were throwing out the big wall paper sample books. I peeked inside some of them and they were GORGEOUS! Not only would I have liked them on my walls, the papers were a crafters dream! There are leather look-a likes (and they are so realistic) and other beautifully textured ones in super colours. I picked up several of them. There are so many different ones to choose from I didn't know where to start so I just picked the first two sheets in one of the books and this is what I made with it.
The finished beads
First attempt at stringing.
Not very flat, it keeps twisting.
Second attempt with smaller beads.
In the mean time I tried some different varnishes for the subsequent beads.
Two of the varnishes used and I also used a normal quick drying varnish.
The finished necklace. Still a few wrinkles to iron out, but this is just a proto type.
Well what do you think? I would love to hear what you think. I will soon show the leather look beads and what I made with them.