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Paper Necklace with Altered Pages

Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to share with you today this beaded charm necklace that I created as part of a design team application this spring for Graphic 45. While I did not get selected for the team, I had a great many comments on the beauty of this necklace and wanted to share with you the wonderful products that I used to make if that are available right here in the Altered Pages Store. Jean carries the 8×8 pads of many of the Graphic 45 collections...I love them because they are double sided and makes finishing the backs of the charms super simple. She also carries the new 6×6" pads of the solids and pattern papers that were used to create the beads...a super size when creating beads--the larger beads here are from 6" long strips and the smaller from 4" long strips. The lacquer available in the store is a fantastic all-purpose glue for this project as well as a sealer. And the Paris Trunk Ink is my favorite "aging" ink with its smooth soft finish. I hope you enjoy this quick look at several of my favorite AlteredPages.com products and this quick and easy paper necklace! Thank you for looking!


Supplies Needed for this project
Fragments Charms and split rings
string or cord to string charms ad beads onto



Comments

  1. I love this necklace! I have never made beads from paper before. I am going to try though because this looks so nice!

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  2. Leslie always has the greatest ideas!!!!

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