Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Yellow flower beads...


Here it is....the other flower bead I mentioned in my earlier post. It's yellow in color. I matched the yellow flower beads with a couple of yellow pearl and orange tone beads. The soft orange ribbon suits the colors of the beads quite well. I love the simplicity of the design. Not too much of beads on each end of the bookmark. :)

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Purple flower beads


I'm excited to share here my latest ribbon beaded bookmark with everyone! It's a very simple and cute ribbon beaded bookmark with a new type of flower beads that I bought quite a while back. This type of flower beads comes in a variety of colors but I only bought 2 types of colors which the purple and yellow flower beads. I will post the yellow flower beads ribbon beaded bookmark  here soon. 

I've been thinking of how to use this flower bead for quite sometime now. I really wanted to use it to make a beaded bookmark but didn't quite know how to go about using it. In the end I thought of this particular technique whereby you won't be able to see the ends of the ribbon. It's hidden inside the beads itself. Noticed that? Well, I love that! Usually whenever I make ribbon beaded bookmarks, the ends of the bookmarks can be seen therefore I have to make sure the ends are neat and does not fray. But with this new technique I don't have to worry about it fraying at the ends. Love it! Too bad I only have two colors available to make this type of ribbon beaded bookmark. I wish I had more choices though :).

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

How to make a simple beaded bookmark!

I've been requested many times from fans to show them some basic demonstrations on how to make a very simple beaded bookmark here. I wish that I could do a video of it but since I don't know yet how to make a video of one, I decided to show here a video of how to make a simple and a very easy to do beaded bookmark for you to try out yourself. I first learned how to do it this way before I ventured out to do the complicated ones. This is just one of the many ideas you can find from video tutorials online. How you want it done or how you want it to look like it basically up to you to decide and choose the materials. Enjoy the video and have fun trying it out!

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quilled red flower on a cute paper bookmark


I suppose this is the smallest paper bookmark I've ever made! hehehe! :) It's so small cute! I was thinking of making more of this to giveaway as gifts for my friends. It's so easy to make and looks so cute too :).

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Quilled dark red flower on a rectangular bookmark


I love this one! Yes! I love the two-tone quilled flower I made that has petals that look like a heart shape. It's several heart shapes combined to make a flower. This bookmark was made for my Mom's's for her birthday. I was so happy to know that she loved it so much. I didn't put any beads at the ribbon because I love it just the way it is......simple. I lined the edges with gold glitter glue to add that special touch to it. :)

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Quilled flower on heart shaped bookmark


Ok.....this is the first time I'm making a paper bookmark without any beads on it for my bead blog hehehe. Sometimes a certain kind of bookmark does not look good with beads on it. And this particular one in my opinion does not really need one. :) But I did add some sequins on the flower to give it that special touch. I also lined the edges of the bookmark with gold glitter glue.....I love how it shines when it hits the light :).

I am enjoying making quilled flowers and leaves lately and I am experimenting this technique on my paper bookmarks. It gives that 3D look that I love so much. All this time I've been making paper bookmarks using rectangular shapes. So today I want to experiment on other shapes and sizes. And this heart shape is something that I've wanted to do for a long time already. I'm loving this design a lot heheh. :)

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Quilling flowers on paper bookmarks


Wow...I have not been updating my bead blog for a very long time now. This is all due to my workload at Lin Handmade Greeting Cards .....huhu. I hope to be more active here from now onwards. There are a lot of things to be done here and I need more time to focus on it.

Anyways......lately, I've been so addicted to quilling. I've been applying it on my handmade cards. I've never tried applying it on my paper beaded bookmarks before and today I gave it a try :). I love how it looks!! I tried experimenting it by using the bookmark ....placing it in my book.....and it's problem at all with the 3D flowers and leaves. I love it!

I plan to make more of it soon! I have so many ideas......and as little time hehehe......but I will give my best this time! Till then! :)

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Cherry blossoms....



I got this idea from thinking of what my Chinese New Year theme cards would be this year......I was just playing around with my new craft punch and see how it would turn out. So that's how these bookmarks came about. With the red, white, orange and gold combination.....that has been the common colors used for Chinese New Year's celebration. I kinda like the red design the's more outstanding than the other one.....but then, hey....that's just me! hehehe! Which is your fave? :))))

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lovely hearts....


Lovely hearts.....all sorts of shapes and sizes! Love doing this conjunction of the Valentines Day that's just around the corner. :) I used red hot color paper and layered it with a cream color paper at the back. In between it is the white transparent shiny organza fabric to make the heart shine :) Love that effect! Then I decorated around it with multi-colored heart shapes. Last but not least, I dotted some glitter glue to add a special touch to it. Noticed that I did something else that's different this time?? Yes, it's the corners of the bookmark. I used pattern scissors to cut the corners of the bookmark. I love that effect. Don't you? hehehehe! :)))))

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Soft blue and white combo


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Soft pink and apple green combo


I just love this double duty ribbon beaded bookmark......why? Because of the colors! It's just so soft and sweet looking. :))))

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Dark purple and pink combo


This purple double duty ribbon beaded bookmark a joy to make! Lovely to be placed in my favourite book too :). I'm loving how it great it functions as a bookmark and how pretty it looks as well. It definitely stands out. I'm loving it! :)

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!

Happy New Year 2010 everyone!!! It's the new year and things are looking pretty good! :) I have many plans for this blog this year. Hopefully it will materialize in due time. I have neglected this blog last year. Was too busy with my card blog...hehehehe..... I guess I thought I could handle both smoothly but I guess not. What I want is to be able to provide my customers with good and reasonably priced artwork. I will try to update this blog as often as I could and improve more for this year. Wish me luck ya!!! ;)
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