There was an amazing tutorial on Paper Artsy for making Leandra Beads and my youngest and I set out making a batch of them on a quiet Sunday afternoon.
These are a not for the faint of heart. There is non-stop dipping things in molten plastic.
Fun for kids!
But there really isn't anything quiet like having your art incased in a shiny, marvelous bead.
You start with a paper bead which I made using one of my collages.
And then there is a lot of dipping and swirling. You really must go check out her tutorial.
Aren't they lovely!
I wanted to really showcase each unique bead so I made some bookmarks with them. Just simple seam binding and a clamp. It only took minutes but the result is spectacular.
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