Saturday, 19 July 2014

Japanese-Inspired Printable Paper Beads

More paper bead printables for you. Today's beads are inspired by the prints you find on origami- and washi papers. I do love mixed prints!  As before, I've given you both the beads and the packaging.

For a refresher on how to make the beads, check out last Monday's
Paper Bead Masterclass . Remember - there are two ways to make the beads. You can either print-and-cut the entire bead or you can print the topper and glue it onto the tip of a triangular bead form cut out of plain coloured paper.

Here's a tip: a flat brush is recommended for coating the beads. Use the sealant (Paper Mod Podge Matte) very sparingly.

Here are your paper bead printables:
Japanese-styleBeads&Toppers.pdf 
Japanese-stylePaperBeadsA.pdf
Japanese-stylePaperBeadsB.pdf 
Japanese-stylePaperBeadsC.pdf 

Japanese-styleBeads&Toppers.svg
Japanese-stylePaperBeadsA.svg 
Japanese-stylePaperBeadsB.svg 
Japanese-stylePaperBeads&Toppers.svg 

Beads & toppers.
 
Beads group A.

Beads group B.


Beads group C.

Here's your packaging:
Japanese-styleBoxA.pdf 
Japanese-styleBoxB.pdf 
Japanese-styleBagTopper.pdf 


Japanese-styleBagTopper.svg 


When you are stringing the beads, aim to balance pattern, shape and colour - get a good mix. For a necklace, you need about 12-15 beads. For a bracelet, about 7-9 beads will do.

All these Japanese-style prints have put me in a washi tape mood.
Washi tape beads are on the agenda...