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Saturday, January 29, 2011
Upcycled Paper Beads Lessons Plan
The black and white beads were created with scanned B&W images that were in the recycling bin at work. One image was of money. I also used the paper that I had printed essays on both sides to proofread. Some of these beads turned out nice, others I spray painted.
I am also interested in creating kits with instructions to sell.
The bright ones are using this fancy Color Aid paper. I had to buy a pack for a class and have not used it in the past 4 years. So, yes, these beads are created out of $50 paper. I am not sure that you can argue they are upcycled, or simply recycled. I had no other use for the leftover paper so I would like to say upcycled.
The red paper beads are created from the borders of thrown away Christmas concert programs and the green beads were created out of card stock that was in the free area of out apartment building. The thicker the paper the more it hurts your fingers. It ate to cut my food with a fork for several days. I was using a knife excessively.
These designs were also from the programs from the Christmas concert (I took some of this paper to Haiti).
The gold and blue upcycled paper beads were ugly paper that I spray-painted or beads that I messed up on and didn’t like as much as others. I made Christmas ornaments out of these beads.
Here are some earrings created out of paper beads. I think that I made about 10 pair.
The red beads are created from the borders of thrown away Christmas concert programs and the green beads were created out of card stock that was in the free area of our apartment building. The thicker the paper the more it hurts your fingers and the harder it is to get a good bead.